December 19, 2014

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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
2 Sep, 1998 - Press Release
WASHINGTON-The Concord Coalition is one of 12 nonprofit advocacy organizations that rated as "most influential" according to a study released today. Susan Rees, an independent researcher in Washington, wrote the study based on a survey of Congressional and administration officials. The... Read More
13 Aug, 1998 - Facing Facts
Back when Social Security was widely regarded as a rock-solid and faultless institution, reform advocates used to phrase their critique in terms of "myths." The idea was to expose as fictions what defenders of the status quo were passing off as facts.Perhaps it's a sign of the public's growing... Read More
9 Jul, 1998 - Facing Facts
Recent news stories have observed that the number of U.S. children under age eighteen is due to hit a record high in 1998--edging past the previous high reached back in the 1960s when Boomers were kids. While conceding it will be expensive to raise and educate this abundant "Millennial Generation... Read More
28 Jun, 1998 - Facing Facts
On July 1, the Concord Coalition and the AARP will co-host the second in their series of national forums on Social Security. The forum will explore the future of retirement in the next century--and place the debate over Social Security in a broader context.Much of the public equates America's... Read More
25 Jun, 1998 - Press Release
WASHINGTON--A delegation of bipartisan congressional leaders will join Vice President Al Gore at "The Great Social Security Debate," a national forum cosponsored by AARP and the Concord Coalition, on Wednesday, July 1, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Rhodes on-the-Pawtuxet in Cranston, R.I.... Read More
23 Jun, 1998 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- Senators John Chafee (R-R.I.) and Jack Reed (D-R.I.) will attend the Concord Coalition's new interactive entitlement reform exercise, Just Generations, on Tuesday, June 30, from 3-6:30 p.m., in the Student Union Ballroom at Rhode Island College in Providence, R.I. Just Generations... Read More
21 Jun, 1998 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- Vice President Al Gore and bipartisan congressional leaders will join AARP and the Concord Coalition for the second national forum of "The Great Social Security Debate" series. The forum will take place on July 1 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Rhodes on-the-Pawtuxet in Cranston, R.... Read More
14 Jun, 1998 - Facing Facts
In April, Congress held hearings on the Social Security Administration's FY 1997 Accountability Report. Among the items discussed: SSA's proud announcement that its "net financial position" is a positive $606 billion. A few weeks later, the Trustees' 1998 Annual Report ... Read More