May 25, 2017


Recent Publications

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10 Sep, 2001 - Facing Facts
 The Railroad Retirement and Survivors' Improvement Act of 2001, which has been passed by the House and enjoys widespread support in the Senate, claims to put the program on a sounder financial footing.It does nothing of the kind. The Act undermines Railroad Retirement's financial balance by... Read More
6 Sep, 2001 - Special Publication
 Mr. Co-Chairman and members of the Commission, thank you for inviting me to appear today to discuss the need for Social Security reform. I am here representing the Concord Coalition, a nonpartisan grassroots organization dedicated to strengthening the nation's long-term economic prospects... Read More
5 Sep, 2001 - Press Release
SAN DIEGO - Robert Bixby, Executive Director of The Concord Coalition, testified today at a public hearing of the President's Commission to Strengthen Social Security in San Diego.   As the leadoff witness on the opening panel, “The Need For Reform,” Bixby emphasized that any credible plan for... Read More
27 Aug, 2001 - Press Release
WASHINGTON - In the face of new projections from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) showing a cumulative budget deficit of $19 billion over the next three fiscal years, excluding the “off-budget” Social Security surplus, The Concord Coalition today warned that Congress and the Bush... Read More
21 Aug, 2001 - Press Release
WASHINGTON - In response to today's release of new projections from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) showing a substantial decrease in the expected federal budget surplus, The Concord Coalition urged Congress and the Bush Administration to maintain fiscal discipline by strictly adhering... Read More
10 Aug, 2001 - Facing Facts
The current weakness in the economy should have leaders worrying about the durability of today's surplus projections. Most, however, accept the notion that America has entered an era of permanently higher growth in which fiscal plenty is virtually assured.It is remarkable how quickly this "new... Read More
7 Aug, 2001 - Press Release
WASHINGTON - The Concord Coalition today praised the bipartisan effort of Representatives Jim Kolbe (R-AZ) and Charles Stenholm (D-TX) to inject a needed dose of reality into the Social Security reform debate by offering a plan that makes the kind of hard choices necessary to ensure the program's... Read More
30 Apr, 2001 - Press Release
WASHINGTON - The Concord Coalition today welcomed President Bush's appointment of a bipartisan Social Security commission, and expressed hope that the commission will produce a credible plan for dealing with the program's long-term challenges without resorting to accounting gimmicks or free lunch... Read More
25 Apr, 2001 - Facing Facts
The budget negotiators claim to be debating fundamental fiscal choices. Yet the biggest point of disagreement is whether tax cuts should total $1.2 or $1.6 trillion over the next ten years--a difference equal to less than 10 percent of projected budget surpluses, less than 2 percent of projected... Read More
18 Apr, 2001 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition warned today that a combination of House-approved tax cuts and Senate-approved spending increases could wipe out the projected $3.1 trillion non-Social Security surplus over the next 10 years.  Moreover, if discretionary spending continues to go up every year at... Read More