May 29, 2017

Publications

23 May, 2017 - Press Release

WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition expressed disappointment today in President Trump’s first budget proposal, saying it relies on improbable assertions of higher economic growth and unrealistic assumptions about future spending cuts to achieve its goal of balancing the budget in 10 years.

“The driving force of deficit reduction in this budget is the supposed super-charged economic growth effect of an unspecified tax cut,” said Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert L. Bixby. “That alone calls the credibility of the budget into question.”

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Recent Publications

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31 Jan, 2017 - Issue Brief
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/issuebrief-1-31-17-threekeypoints-forpdf.pdf
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
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/issuebrief-2017-threesuggestions_0.pdf
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
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/issuebrief-trumpbudget-feb.update_2.pdf
Now several months into his administration, President Trump is approaching the release of his first full budget and will turn his attention to converting past promises and the so-called 'skinny budget', which lacked detail, into more concrete plans for the coming fiscal year. While presidential... 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
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
20 Oct, 2016 - Special Publication
A lack of in-depth discussion on the national debt and federal budget deficit casts doubt on the next administration’s willingness to tackle such policy issues, according to an Oct. 20 story in CQ (subscription based). The story, by Ryan McCrimmon, notes that presidential candidates Donald Trump... Read More
19 Oct, 2016 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition expressed disappointment Wednesday night that neither of the candidates in the final presidential debate provided voters with credible and specific proposals for putting the federal debt on a sustainable path. “Donald Trump’s suggestion this evening that economic... Read More
11 Oct, 2016 - Special Publication
A budget deal or a needed increases in the debt limit in the next Congress could create opportunities for improvements in the federal budget process, according to an Oct. 11 story in CQ. The story, by Paul M. Krawzak, notes that the House and Senate budget chairmen and their committees have been... Read More
19 Sep, 2016 - Special Publication
In the Sun Journal, Chase Hagaman, New England regional director of The Concord Coalition, explains how the United State's long-term fiscal challenges need to be addressed sooner rather than later. The op-ed can also be found here.   “Isn’t it a shame,” the late journalist Earl... Read More