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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...

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29 Nov, 2011 - Special Publication
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/bixby_cnnmoney_oped.pdf
The following Op-Ed was originally published by CNNMoney.com. By Robert L. Bixby Well, the super committee gave up. But Congress and President Obama cannot.With the United States moving rapidly toward a dangerous level of national debt, our elected officials must act to end the... Read More
26 Nov, 2011 - Special Publication
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/hansen_billings_gazette_op-ed.pdf
The following Op-Ed appeared in The Billings Gazette on November 26, 2011. By Paul HansenWithin the space of just a few days, the national debt has topped $15 trillion — about $133,000 per taxpayer — and the congressional super committee failed in its effort to lower annual deficits and reduce... Read More
22 Nov, 2011 - Issue Brief
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/finalsupercommitteeissuestatement.pdf
Many people were urging members of the deficit reduction super committee to “go big.” Now it appears that they will just go away. It’s yet another disappointment in a year that has seen many failed attempts at a “grand bargain” on fiscal policy.Unfortunately, the problem that the super committee... Read More
16 Nov, 2011 - Special Publication
The following Op-Ed was published by the Des Moines Register on November 11, 2011.By Robert L. Bixby and Sara ImhofHow much will you pay in taxes in the years ahead? What sort of health care will you and your family receive over the next decade?How much assistance will Washington give to... Read More
14 Nov, 2011 - Press Release
WASHINGTON – With little more than a week to go before the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction (“super committee”) is due to deliver its recommendations to Congress, The Concord Coalition said today that the panel’s co-chairs, Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) and Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) should... Read More
8 Nov, 2011 - Special Publication
The following transcripts cover Senator Sam Nunn's introduction and Senators Saxby Chambliss and Mark Warner's acceptance speeches.Nunn: Thank you very much Bob. And thank you for the superb job you do in leading Concord Coalition. I don’t think it’s ever been more important in terms of mission and... Read More
8 Nov, 2011 - Press Release
Des Moines -- As they weigh presidential candidates’ rhetoric about the federal budget in advance of the January caucuses, Iowans will have an opportunity to try to improve it themselves in a community-wide deficit-reduction exercise Monday, Nov. 14 at Drake University.The exercise, designed... Read More
8 Nov, 2011 - Press Release
Paul W. Hansen, a resident of Jackson, Wyoming with decades of experience in public policy work and civic engagement efforts around the country, has been named as The Concord Coalition’s Rocky Mountain states regional director. “We are delighted to have Paul head up our efforts in this critical... Read More
7 Nov, 2011 - Special Publication
This column originally appeared in Tax Notes, a subscription-only publication, on October 31, 2011. It is reprinted here with the permission of Tax Analysts (http://www.taxanalysts.com).By Diane Lim RogersCongressional committees had until October 15 to submit recommendations to the Joint Select... Read More
6 Nov, 2011 - Special Publication
This originally appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel at http://www.jsonline.com/news/opinion/supercommittee-advice-theyve-got-to-go-big-0j2tigv-133275803.htmlBy Diane Lim RogersThe supercommittee established by Congress faces a Thanksgiving deadline to come up with at least $1.5 trillion... Read More