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27 Apr, 2017 - Special Publication

Prominent budget watchdogs expressed concern over how President Trump's proposed tax plan would likely increase federal budget deficits, an April 27 story by John Shaw in Market News International (MNI) reported.

Robert L. Bixby, executive director of The Concord Coalition, said in a statement that Trump's tax proposal raised serious concerns.

"While the proposal lacks specificity, what was released today looks like a revenue loss plan more than a tax reform plan. It is inconceivable that a tax cut of this...

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7 Mar, 2017 - Special Publication
Economic stability and quality-of-life could suffer in the long term as the result of recurring budget shortfalls, according to a March 5 editorial in The Nashua Telegraph. The editorial also notes that the nation’s debt buildup is alarming, especially when taking into consideration our nation’s... Read More
1 Mar, 2017 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition expressed concern tonight that President Trump’s speech to a joint session of Congress failed to discuss in any detail how his administration planned to meet the nation’s key fiscal challenges or finance his new proposals. “In tonight's speech the president... Read More
31 Jan, 2017 - Issue Brief
On Jan. 24, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its budget and economic projections for the next 10 years showing a $9.4 trillion cumulative increase in budget deficits. The projections assume that current law remains in place. The Concord Coalition urges President Trump and the new... Read More
24 Jan, 2017 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) today released new projections confirming that federal deficits and the accumulated debt remain on an unsustainable path -- a problem that The Concord Coalition urges the new administration and Congress to address as quickly as possible. “... Read More
10 Jan, 2017 - Issue Brief
President-elect Donald Trump and the new Congress have many challenges to tackle. Hovering over all of them is our nation’s unsustainable fiscal policy. New proposals, whether on the spending or tax side of the budget, will not be credible if they rely on an infusion of ever-mounting debt. The... Read More
29 Nov, 2016 - Issue Brief
Now several weeks into his administration, President Trump must quickly turn his attention to converting past promises, which lacked detail, into his first budget for the coming fiscal year. While presidential budgets are advisory to Congress, Republican control of both the House and Senate means... Read More
9 Nov, 2016 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition salutes all of those who put themselves forward in Tuesday’s elections to lead our nation. We congratulate the winners.  Now that the people have spoken, the task ahead is to govern. That will not be easy given the deep divisions created during a long... Read More
9 Nov, 2016 - Special Publication
The House and Senate will likely struggle to agree on and pass a budget resolution, even with Republicans maintaining control of Congress, according to a Nov. 9 story in CQ (subscription based). The story, by Paul M. Krawzak and Ryan McCrimmon, also notes that Republicans will be... Read More
9 Nov, 2016 - Special Publication
Tuesday's election results will give Republicans the opportunity to pursue a more right-leaning budget and appropriations agenda, but the GOP may have internal disagreements on what that agenda will be, according to a Nov. 09 story in CQ (subscription based). The story, by Paul M. Krawzak,... Read More
3 Nov, 2016 - Special Publication
This Ripon Forum article by Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert L. Bixby discusses the neglect of fiscal issues in this year's presidential campaign and appears in the magazine's November issue. The presidential campaign is coming to a close with both of the major-party candidates having... Read More