July 29, 2014

Publications

28 Jul, 2014 - Press Release

 WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that the new reports from the Social Security and Medicare trustees highlight the need for prompt reform of federal entitlement programs, with further delays in such work creating a particular problem for Social Security’s Disability Insurance program.

“As in past years, the trustees’ annual reports remind us that without broad reforms, Social Security and Medicare will increasingly squeeze other parts of the federal budget while putting steady upward pressure on annual deficits and the nation’s level of debt,” said Robert L. Bixby...

Recent Publications

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10 Feb, 2014 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With the Senate this week considering repeal of the recent reduction in cost-of-living (COLA) increases for working-age military retirees, The Concord Coalition warned lawmakers that deviating from a pay-as-you-go standard for new spending and tax cuts would make a grim fiscal outlook... Read More
4 Feb, 2014 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- Although the federal deficit is currently dropping, The Concord Coalition said today that new projections by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) show that Washington cannot afford to put fiscal reform on the back burner. The CBO’s Budget and Economic Outlook, released this morning,... Read More
6 Dec, 2013 - Special Publication
Congressional Budget Office Director Doug Elmendorf focused on three crucial points about the federal budget outlook during his appearance at a Capitol Hill conference presented last Tuesday by the University of New Hampshire's Warren B. Rudman Center, The Concord Coalition and several other... Read More
17 Oct, 2013 - Special Publication
We thank the Congress and President for coming together and passing a deal to reopen the government and extend the borrowing limit. They now have the opportunity to engage in real discussions on how to address our nation’s fiscal challenges in a comprehensive, bipartisan manner. We urge both... Read More
11 Oct, 2013 - Special Publication
Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert L. Bixby discusses the debt limit in an interview with Orlando Sentinel Opinions Editor Paul Owens. After weeks of deadlock, Republicans and Democrats may be approaching an agreement to raise the $16.7 trillion federal debt ceiling before Thursday, when... Read More
1 Oct, 2013 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today urged elected officials in Washington to put an end to the government shutdown by quickly resolving their differences over a budget for the coming year -- something that should have been done months ago. Congress must also move quickly to raise the federal... Read More
17 Sep, 2013 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that updated long-term projections from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) show why Washington must pursue comprehensive fiscal reforms even though the federal deficit has fallen rapidly this year.  “We’ve had some good short-term news on the... Read More
6 Sep, 2013 - Special Publication
Paul Hansen, Western regional director for the Concord Coalition, wrote this guest column which appeared Friday in the Missoulian.  Those of us who work full time encouraging America to live within our means see a sharp contrast between many elected officials in Washington and the rest of... Read More
3 Sep, 2013 - Special Publication
Sara Imhof, Midwest regional director for The Concord Coalition, wrote this guest column, which appeared Monday in the Duluth News Tribune.  We’ve been warned. Recent reports from the Congressional Budget Office and the trustees for Medicare and Social Security underscore the difficult fiscal... Read More
17 May, 2013 - Special Publication
This guest column in the Billings Gazette was written by Paul Hansen, western states regional director for The Concord Coalition. It is time for both Republicans and Democrats in Washington to make a deal to fix the nation’s debt. The new budget plan recently released by Alan Simpson and Erskine... Read More