January 25, 2015

Publications

24 Jan, 2015 - Special Publication

In a recent op-ed for the Des Moines Register, Robert Bixby, executive director of The Concord Coalition, and Maya MacGuineas, head of the Campaign to Fix the Debt, discussed the importance of presidential candidates credibly addressing the long-term challenges facing the federal budget. The op-ed can also be found here.

Concord and Fix the Debt recently launched a new initiative, "First Budget," to raise awareness of the country's fiscal...

Recent Publications

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13 May, 2011 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said that today’s release of the annual Social Security and Medicare Trustees Report is a timely reminder of how important cost-saving reform of these two vital programs is to the nation’s fiscal outlook. Concord urged lawmakers now deliberating long-term budget... Read More
7 Sep, 2010 - Issue Brief
With its August update of the Budget and Economic Outlook, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has thrown sand into the political gears of both parties as they hone their fiscal policy arguments for the November elections. Based on CBO’s analysis, permanent deficit-financed tax cuts are not... Read More
4 Aug, 2010 - Press Release
WASHINGTON----With the 2010 Social Security and Medicare Trustees’ Report scheduled to be released on Thursday, The Concord Coalition today urged lawmakers, the president’s fiscal commission and the public to focus on the report’s projected cost growth of the two largest entitlement programs rather... Read More
30 Jun, 2010 - Special Publication
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/FinalBixbyFiscalCommissionTestimony.pdf
Exploring Solutions to Our Long-Term Fiscal ChallengesStatement of Robert L. BixbyExecutive Director, Concord CoalitionCo-Chairs Bowles and Simpson and members of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, thank you for inviting me to discuss solutions to the nation’s long-term... Read More
24 May, 2010 - Issue Brief
With pressure mounting to show progress in reining in the nation’s unsustainable structural budget deficit, Social Security reform may soon return to the policy agenda. Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush each made attempts at reforming Social Security in their second terms when they no... Read More
26 Feb, 2009 - Press Release
The Concord Coalition said today that President Obama's pledge to cut the deficit in half by 2013 is a positive and achievable goal but warned that it would still leave the nation on an unsustainable fiscal path. Concord praised the administration for improving transparency in the budget by using... Read More
28 Jan, 2009 - Issue Brief
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/January_28_issue_brief-final.pdf
President Obama and the new Congress face distinct but related fiscal policy challenges over the short and long term. Swift action is necessary both to address immediate needs and develop an “exit strategy” to ensure that our response to the current crisis does not have adverse unintended... Read More
25 Aug, 2008 - Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Concord Coalition today released the Convention Edition of its Election 2008 “Key Questions” brochure. Representatives of The Concord Coalition will distribute the brochure at both the Democratic and Republican National Conventions. The brochure proposes questions that citizens... Read More
24 Mar, 2008 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With today's release of the annual Social Security and Medicare Trustees' Reports confirming the unsustainable outlook for the federal government's two largest programs, The Concord Coalition urged presidential candidates to make long-term fiscal policy reform one of their top... Read More
3 Mar, 2008 - Issue Brief
I. Introduction The first baby boomers have already begun to receive Social Security retirement benefits. During the next presidential term, they will qualify for Medicare. Given this context, our nation’s long-term fiscal challenge should be at the heart of the budget debate on Capitol Hill. So... Read More