December 21, 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...

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2 Jul, 2012 - Special Publication
The following op-ed was by Paul Hansen was published by the Billings Gazette on June 30, 2012 With the federal government running annual deficits in excess of $1 trillion, voters must demand realistic solutions from the candidates. However we choose to do it, we need to balance spending and... Read More
28 Jun, 2012 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With the Supreme Court’s decision today on the 2010 health care law, The Concord Coalition emphasized the continuing importance of cost-containment efforts as the number of insured Americans expands.  “Despite the partisan rhetorical exchanges over today’s ruling, the... Read More
8 Jun, 2012 - Special Publication
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/imhof_detroit_free_press.pdf
The following op-ed by Sara Imhof was published in the Detroit Free Press on June 8, 2012 Although the federal budget and its impact on the economy have dominated this year's political debates, elected officials and candidates have largely focused on short-term concerns and what often sound... Read More
5 Jun, 2012 - Press Release
Washington -- The Concord Coalition said today that new long-term projections from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) highlight the need for broad fiscal reforms -- and show how disconnected today’s political debates are from the key issues involved in putting the federal budget on a... Read More
20 May, 2012 - Special Publication
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/phil_smith_tampa_tribune.pdf
The following op-ed by Phil Smith was published by the Tampa Bay Tribune on May 18, 2012. It's not rocket science to realize that America has serious long-term fiscal challenges. However, all too often we get our information from sources such as cable TV shows where "experts" from the far... Read More
20 May, 2012 - Special Publication
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/bixby_nashua_telegraph.pdf
The following op-ed by Robert L. Bixby was published in the Nashua Telegraph on May 20, 2012 Guest Commentary Elected officials face some big fiscal decisions this year. Should cuts in federal income taxes and Social Security taxes be extended? Should “automatic” spending cuts be allowed to take... Read More
7 May, 2012 - Press Release
SAN JOSE – As they weigh this year’s political campaign rhetoric about the federal budget, Californians will have an opportunity to try to improve that budget themselves in a community-wide federal deficit-reduction exercise Wednesday, May 9 at the San Jose City Hall Rotunda. The exercise, co-... Read More
3 May, 2012 - Special Publication
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/bixby_mercury_news_0.pdf
The following Op-Ed by Robert L. Bixby was published in the San Jose Mercury News on May 3, 2012. In an increasingly divided Washington, an unusual display of bipartisan cooperation broke out this spring: Thirty-eight House members joined to support a broad, long-term budget plan -- one that... Read More
23 Apr, 2012 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that the new annual report from the Social Security and Medicare Trustees underscores the unsustainable nature of both programs in their current forms and further demonstrates the need for bipartisan cooperation on a comprehensive fiscal reform plan. “... Read More
17 Apr, 2012 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today commended Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad for proposing a comprehensive fiscal reform plan based on the recommendations of a bipartisan majority of the Simpson-Bowles commission. “The easy course for Senator Conrad would have been to... Read More