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27 Aug, 2014 - Press Release

WASHINGTON -- While there has been some recent good news for the federal budget, The Concord Coalition said today that updated projections from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) should remind policymakers that the aging of the population is dramatically but predictably reshaping government spending and fiscal reforms are the only way to prevent the negative economic consequences.

“Despite a slowing of health care inflation and lower annual deficits since their heights during the recession, the CBO’s projections demonstrate that our basic structural problem remains -- growth in...

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19 Dec, 2011 - Special Publication
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/imhof_press_citizen_oped.pdf
The following Op-Ed was originally published in the Iowa City Press-Citizen By Sara Imhof Across the nation, the time has come for holiday parties, last-minute shopping and family gatherings. For many Iowans, however, it is also time to make up their minds on Republican presidential hopefuls... Read More
8 Dec, 2011 - Press Release
CONCORD, N.H. -- Mark Zandi, chief economist for Moody’s Analytics, and Robert L. Bixby, executive director of the non-partisan Concord Coalition, will discuss the 2012 economic outlook and the federal government’s budget challenges at a lunch forum this Friday, Dec. 9, at the University of New... Read More
30 Nov, 2011 - Press Release
College students and nine former members of Congress will confront the nation’s fiscal and economic difficulties through an interactive exercise this Saturday, Dec. 3, at George Washington University.    Participants in the “Principles and Priorities” exercise, developed by The Concord... Read More
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