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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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7 Jul, 2011 - Special Publication
The conversation below includes a blog post by the Committee for Economic Development Senior Vice President Joseph Minarik followed by a comment by Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert Bixby. This was originally posted on The American Square at  http://theamericansquare.org/... Read More
1 Jul, 2011 - Special Publication
In response to a sold-out presentation by Deficit Commission co-chair Alan Simpson in Jackson Hole, more than 200 Wyoming citizens signed a public letter calling on their elected leaders to act on our nation's fiscal challenge. LETTER TO OUR FEDERAL ELECTED OFFICIALSPRESIDENT BARACK OBAMASENATOR... Read More
28 Jun, 2011 - Press Release
TUCSON, ARIZONA – Two top national experts on the federal budget will present possible solutions to the rapidly increasing debt at a town hall meeting presented Thursday by the office of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and the non-partisan Concord Coalition. The program, co-sponsored by the University... Read More
27 Jun, 2011 - Special Publication
This column originally appeared in Tax Notes, a subscription-only publication, http://www.taxanalysts.com/ .By Diane Lim RogersIn my work I've often remarked that fiscal responsibility seems like a great idea -- until you get right down to it. While policymakers are quick to promote themselves as... Read More
22 Jun, 2011 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- New long-term projections from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) underscore the critical need for the President and Congress to produce a broad, bipartisan budget agreement to put the nation on a more responsible path. “The CBO’s numbers and analysis back up what elected... Read More
13 Jun, 2011 - Special Publication
This column originally appeared in Tax Notes, a subscription-only publication, http://www.taxanalysts.com/ .By Diane Lim RogersI'm thrilled to launch my new column for Tax Notes, which I've dubbed Taxes for a Civilized Society because I will be emphasizing the need for a civilized discussion of... Read More
13 Jun, 2011 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- Diane Lim Rogers, chief economist for The Concord Coalition, will focus on the federal budget, tax policy and deficit reduction in a new column for the weekly magazine Tax Notes.The column, “Taxes for a Civilized Society,” will also appear in Tax Notes Today, a daily online... Read More
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13 May, 2011 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said that today’s release of the annual Social Security and Medicare Trustees Report is a timely reminder of how important cost-saving reform of these two vital programs is to the nation’s fiscal outlook. Concord urged lawmakers now deliberating long-term budget... Read More
10 May, 2011 - Special Publication
As members of The Concord Coalition Board of Directors and former members of Congress, we strongly support efforts by the bipartisan group of six Senators who have been working together to craft a deficit reduction plan based on the recommendations of the President’s National Commission on Fiscal... Read More
6 May, 2011 - Special Publication
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/Bixby_Walker_Politico_Op_Ed.pdf
This article originially appeared in POLITICO on May 6, 2011By David Walker and Robert L. BixbyThrough the fog of partisan warfare in Washington, one thing remains clear: We need big changes in government spending programs and tax policies to put our nation on a sustainable fiscal path.As... Read More