December 19, 2014

Publications

16 Dec, 2014 - Press Release

WASHINGTON -- Former U.S. Senators J. Robert Kerrey and John C. Danforth today released an update of a 1994 commission report on entitlement and tax reform and called on Americans -- particularly presidential hopefuls -- to quickly address the nation’s fiscal challenges.

A bipartisan majority of the original Kerrey-Danforth commission warned that with an aging population and rising health care costs, the country was on an unsustainable budget...

Recent Publications

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8 Jun, 2014 - Special Publication
Chase Hagaman, New England regional director for The Concord Coalition, discusses the challenges facing millennials both with their personal finances and the nation's growing debt burden in an op-ed for Seacoast Sunday, the Sunday edition of the Portsmouth Herald in New Hampshire.... Read More
13 May, 2014 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- While lawmakers are working on appropriations bills to fund the government next year, they seem to have lost interest in trying to meet the country’s long-term fiscal challenges. But the newly updated Federal Budget Challenge (www.federalbudgetchallenge.org) gives citizens across the... Read More
5 May, 2014 - Issue Brief
President Obama and Congress may have put fiscal sustainability on the back burner, but the Government Accountability Office (GAO) has not. In its annual update of the federal government’s long-term fiscal outlook, released last week, GAO warns:“Significant action to change the long-term fiscal... Read More
21 Apr, 2014 - Special Publication
In a guest column for the Loveland Reporter-Herald in Colorado, Sara Imhof, Midwest regional director of The Concord Coalition, and Loren Adler, research director for Fix The Debt, warn of the consequences of rising federal budget deficits and urge citizens to become involved in developing a... Read More
21 Mar, 2014 - Special Publication
In an op-ed for the San Jose Mercury News Joshua Gordon, policy director of The Concord Coalition, and Jason Peuquet, a research fellow with the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, discuss rising federal budget deficits in the coming years and urge the country to address the issue... Read More
13 Mar, 2014 - Special Publication
In an op-ed for the Nashua Telegraph, Chase Hagaman, New England regional director of The Concord Coalition, discusses the need to enact fiscal reforms soon to rein in the rising national debt. The guest column can also be found here on the newspaper's website.How large is $7.9 trillion? Large... Read More
4 Mar, 2014 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition expressed disappointment today that President Obama’s proposed 2015 budget shifts the administration’s focus away from the credible framework he offered last year for comprehensive, bipartisan fiscal reform.“While there are some positive elements in the President... Read More
18 Feb, 2014 - Issue Brief
It’s Time To Reform the Statutory Debt LimitI. IntroductionCongress voted this month to again suspend the federal debt limit. On March 15, 2015, it will be set at the level necessary to include all debt racked up prior to that date. While in the past there has been a debate over whether to attach... Read More
16 Feb, 2014 - Special Publication
In an op-ed for the Casper Star-Tribune, Paul Hansen, western states regional director for The Concord Coalition, says although Congress recently approved a debt ceiling increase and appropriations legislation, our nation's long-term fiscal challenges remain unaddressed. The guest column can also... Read More
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