September 30, 2014

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23 Jan, 2000 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today warned lawmakers not to treat the new surplus projections to be issued this week by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) as money in the bank. The existence and size of projected budget surpluses, particularly over a 10-year period, is far too speculative... Read More
11 Jan, 2000 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today urged Congress and the Administration to maintain their laudable goal of balancing the budget without tapping into the Social Security surplus, but warned against making policy decisions based on unrealistic surplus projections that assume strict adherence... Read More
19 Dec, 1999 - Facing Facts
The Social Security Advisory Board's Technical Panel on Assumptions and Methods recently released an official report criticizing the Social Security Trustees for presenting an "inadequate" and "misleading" picture of the long-term challenges facing the program. The Panel offers a number of sensible... Read More
14 Dec, 1999 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today released a brochure called “Key Questions Voters Should Ask Candidates About the Budget, Social Security and Medicare.”  The brochure, which is now available at www.concordcoalition.org, outlines five questions citizens and members of the media should ask... Read More
8 Dec, 1999 - Facing Facts
The FY 2000 budget provides for $8.7 billion in "emergency" farm spending, a record aid package that comes on top of $6.5 billion in emergency spending in the FY 1999 budget. Many are pointing to these "bailouts" as evidence that America's farm safety net is in tatters-and are calling for repeal of... Read More
1 Nov, 1999 - Facing Facts
Amid much fanfare, the Social Security Administration recently began mailing working Americans a document entitled "Your Social Security Statement." According to SSA, the annual statement will educate workers about Social Security and, by providing estimates of future benefits, help them plan for... Read More
26 Oct, 1999 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition welcomed today's news that the federal government's budget deficit shrank to just $1 billion in fiscal year 1999 without counting the Social Security surplus.  However, the Coalition reminded Congress and the Administration that the surplus over and above Social... Read More
24 Oct, 1999 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that President Clinton's proposal to credit the Social Security trust fund with future general revenues, thereby extending its “solvency” to 2050, is a hollow attempt at reform because it would do nothing to improve the program's bottom line.  Worse... Read More
18 Oct, 1999 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- Concord Coalition Co-Chairmen Warren Rudman and Sam Nunn and President Peter Peterson announced today that effective immediately, Robert L. Bixby has been appointed Executive Director and Paula Price has been named Director of Operations of the fiscal watchdog group.  Bixby and Price... Read More
26 Sep, 1999 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- On the heels of President Clinton's remarks this morning touting a “larger than projected” surplus and calling on Republicans to help him “save Social Security with a lockbox,” The Concord Coalition today warned that surplus euphoria and lockbox rhetoric are no substitutes for real... Read More