September 21, 2014

Publications

Recent Publications

The Concord Coalition has an extensive collection of published materials. Use the menu system on the left of the page as well as the filters below to further refine your search. To recieve email alerts when we publish new Briefs or Releases, sign up for our mailing list.

27 Oct, 1998 - Press Release
WASHINGTON--It is now official: without counting the Social Security surplus, the federal government recorded a $29 billion budget deficit in 1998. The Concord Coalition, a bipartisan group advocating fiscal responsibility, today asserted that the claims of a budget surplus for fiscal year 1998... Read More
19 Oct, 1998 - Press Release
WASHINGTON--The Concord Coalition, a bipartisan budget watchdog group, said today that the omnibus spending bill fails the test of fiscal discipline by squandering nearly a third of the projected unified budget surplus--a "surplus" which is only possible by counting the Social Security... Read More
13 Oct, 1998 - Press Release
WASHINGTON--Concord Coalition Co-Chairs Sam Nunn and Warren Rudman sent a letter to all members of Congress today urging the rejection of a provision in the omnibus spending bill that would substantially repeal the 1986 military pension reforms. "We urge you in the strongest possible terms... Read More
29 Sep, 1998 - Press Release
WASHINGTON--Despite claims the country is wiping away 30 years of red ink, the national debt continues to grow. While politicians of both parties take credit for a budget "surplus," the national debt has grown by over $110 billion ($110,639,535,002.46) so far in fiscal year 1998. With... Read More
27 Sep, 1998 - Press Release
WASHINGTON--The Concord Coalition Citizens Council published a pamphlet today that will help everyday citizens ask candidates for Congress vital questions about the federal budget, Social Security, and Medicare during the 1998 campaign season. The pamphlet, titled "10 Questions Voters... Read More
22 Sep, 1998 - Press Release
WASHINGTON-With the federal government projected to run $137 billion in deficits without counting the Social Security surplus over the next five years, so-called "unified" budget surpluses should not be used for either tax cuts or spending increases. That was the message of a letter sent... Read More
16 Sep, 1998 - Press Release
WASHINGTON--While Congress debates tax cuts and spending increases, the Concord Coalition today reminded lawmakers that the budget surplus projected for this year and the next decade is already earmarked--for Social Security. "Policy makers who are lining up to spend those so-called budget... Read More
15 Sep, 1998 - Facing Facts
It's election season and tax cuts are in the air. So who stands to get a break? What about America's most heavily voting group--affluent seniors?Reportedly, some legislators are floating a proposal to repeal the 85-percent tier of the Social Security benefit tax. They would thereby undo one of the... Read More
13 Sep, 1998 - Press Release
WASHINGTON--Budget discipline for spending and revenues are both in jeopardy, according to the Concord Coalition, a bipartisan budget watchdog. As Congress and the Administration rush to cut end-of-session budget deals, Concord warns there will be a strong temptation to dip into projected budget... Read More
10 Sep, 1998 - Facing Facts
 A new idea is in the air: raising the share of earnings that is subject to Social Security FICA taxes. The idea is especially appealing to defenders of the status quo. Here, they think, is something that would help put Social Security on a sounder financial footing--and do so without raising... Read More