July 23, 2014

Publications

15 Jul, 2014 - Press Release

WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that new long-term projections from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) underscore the need for Washington to move beyond today’s overly partisan environment to pursue broad fiscal reforms.

“In looking out beyond the usual 10-year frame for analysis of budget trends, the CBO’s annual report on the long-term outlook is an invaluable reminder that elected officials in both parties must spend less time cooking up budget gimmicks and more time working together to figure out how to put the...

Recent Publications

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19 Aug, 2010 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today called new federal budget projections an alarming reminder of the need for Washington to set better priorities and resist the temptation to dig the government into even deeper trouble with more deficit-financed spending and tax cuts.Based on today’s budget... 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
19 Jul, 2010 - Special Publication
This Op-Ed was originally published on The Boston Globe. Click here for original post.By Robert L. BixbyCAN WE handle the truth? More specifically, can we handle the truth when it is ambiguous? That is a question policymakers and the public face as they grapple with the best way forward on fiscal... 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
7 Jun, 2010 - Special Publication
As concern about long-term federal deficits and debt mounts, some policy experts in Washington have been discussing the possibility of a value-added tax, or “VAT.” Some envision it as a replacement for current taxes while others favor it as an add-on to raise additional revenue. Although Congress... 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
10 May, 2010 - Issue Brief
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/Emergency_Spending_Brief.pdf
Over the next few weeks, we will be hearing a lot about supplemental appropriations and emergency spending as Congress turns to a major supplemental spending bill that will likely include funding for the war effort and other priorities.  As discussed in the Washington Budget Report ... Read More
3 May, 2010 - Special Publication
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/Budget_Resolution_Issue_Statement.pdf
We need a budget. Our deficit is hovering near post-WWII record levels and is on an unsustainable path. Our debt is projected to double over the next 10 years, reaching an alarming 90 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP). The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned developed... Read More
1 Feb, 2010 - Press Release
NOTE: Additional analysis of the President’s new budget proposals can be found at our blog -- The Tabulation. WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that it supports the deficit reduction goals in President Obama’s new budget as well as his plans for a bipartisan fiscal commission. Concord... Read More
26 Jan, 2010 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that new projections by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) reinforce the need for statutory pay-as-you-go (PAYGO) rules, tight spending caps and a bipartisan fiscal commission to recommend policy changes that would be given an up-or-down vote in... Read More