January 28, 2015

Publications

26 Jan, 2015 - Press Release

WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that new Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projections show why the Congress and President Obama must try to move forward on fiscal reforms wherever possible in the coming year.

The CBO’s Budget and Economic Outlook, released this afternoon, estimates that under current law federal deficits -- despite dropping in recent years -- will begin rising again after 2016, reaching $1.1 trillion in 2025. This would...

Recent Publications

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27 Oct, 2011 - Special Publication
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/gao_long-term_outlook_handout.pdf
  The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently issued its fall report on the federal government’s long-term fiscal outlook, providing two basic scenarios for policymakers to consider: a "baseline extended simulation" and an "alternative simulation" that relies on... Read More
17 Oct, 2011 - Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Concord Coalition said today that a new ad campaign by AARP is misleading, divisive and an abdication of responsible leadership. At a critical moment, when hard decisions must be made about our nation’s future, AARP is demanding that current and future benefits for seniors be... Read More
5 Oct, 2011 - Special Publication
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/sessionssnoweletterfinal10.5.11-1.pdf
The Honorable Jeff Sessions The Honorable Olympia Snowe United States States Senate Washington, DC 20510 Dear Senators Sessions and Snowe:On behalf of The Concord Coalition, I am writing to congratulate you for your leadership in sponsoring “The Honest Budget Act,” which proposes a number of... Read More
28 Sep, 2011 - Special Publication
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/bixby_imhof_ames_trib_op-ed.pdf
The following Op-Ed was published by the Ames Tribune on September 28, 2011.By Robert L. Bixby and Sara Imhof A few months ago, President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner flirted with the idea of a grand bargain on deficit reduction that would have included cuts in the big entitlement... Read More
23 Sep, 2011 - Special Publication
Alice Rivlin, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, and Robert L. Bixby, executive director of The Concord Coalition, offer their perspectives on tax reform and "class warfare" rhetoric on The American Square. The conversation can be found here: http://theamericansquare.org/profiles/blogs/... Read More
13 Sep, 2011 - Special Publication
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/d_rogers_pro-growth_tax_reform_testimony.pdf
Testimony of Diane Lim Rogers, Chief Economist, The Concord Coalition  Before the House Budget Committee, September 14, 2011 Chairman Ryan, Mr. Van Hollen, and Members of the Committee:  Thank you for giving me this opportunity to testify before you today on the issue of “pro-growth tax... Read More
6 Sep, 2011 - Special Publication
The following op-ed was published by Bloomberg Government on September 6th, 2011.By former United States Senator and Ambassador John Danforth and Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert BixbyMany Americans wonder why it’s so difficult to rein in federal spending. Perhaps they should look in the... Read More
6 Sep, 2011 - Special Publication
This column originally appeared in Tax Notes, a subscription-only publication, http://www.taxanalysts.com/ .By Diane Lim RogersBudget baselines might be boring, but they really matter -- especially now. According to the Congressional Budget Office's just-released update of the 10-year... Read More
31 Aug, 2011 - Special Publication
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/rogers_debt_limit_oped.pdf
Chief economist at the Concord Coalition and blogger at EconomistMom.comThe process leading to the debt limit deal exposed how dysfunctional our political system has become. Thank goodness we will avoid defaulting on our debt, but, on the other hand, it’s hard to conclude that we’ve restored the... Read More
24 Aug, 2011 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today said that updated budget projections by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) demonstrate a potential path for bringing spending and revenues closer together over the next 10 years. But the projections also underscore the need for the new congressional “... Read More