September 2, 2014

Publications

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...

Recent Publications

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23 Aug, 2007 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projecting a third consecutive annual decline in the deficit, to $158 billion this year, The Concord Coalition today urged lawmakers not to take undue satisfaction from the short-term improvement but to focus instead on the nation's... Read More
11 Jul, 2007 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today welcomed the Bush Administration's projection of a third consecutive annual decline in the budget deficit, but cautioned that this does not represent a fundamentally improved fiscal outlook. The modestly improved short-term outlook is not the result of... Read More
17 May, 2007 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that the Congressional Budget Resolution to be voted on in the House and Senate this week would help restore fiscal discipline by applying a deficit neutral "pay-as-you-go" (paygo) standard to all entitlement expansion and tax cut legislation and by... Read More
9 May, 2007 - Issue Brief
I. Introduction The State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) is a joint federal-state program that provides health care for children in families with income that is modest but too high to qualify for Medicaid. Approximately 6.6 million children were enrolled in SCHIP in fiscal year 2006... Read More
23 Apr, 2007 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With today's release of the annual Social Security and Medicare Trustees' Reports confirming the unsustainable outlook for the federal government’s two largest programs, The Concord Coalition urged presidential candidates to make long-term fiscal policy reform one of their top... Read More
1 Mar, 2007 - Issue Brief
I. Introduction The President’s budget proposals for fiscal year 2008, which were released on February 5th, contain two appropriate goals: balancing the budget by 2012[1] and reducing Medicare’s long-term unfunded obligations. However, the proposals would change little—aside from increasing... Read More
5 Feb, 2007 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that the President's FY 2008 budget focuses on two appropriate goals: restoring balance by 2012 and narrowing the long-term deficit. Concord reiterated its concerns that certain key policy assumptions used by the administration to project a swift... Read More
24 Jan, 2007 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that new projections by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) clearly define the trade-offs Congress and the President must confront to achieve their goal of a balanced budget by 2012. While the new baseline shows surpluses resuming in 2012, this... Read More
5 Jan, 2007 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- In a full-page statement in this Sunday's New York Times (January 7, 2007), bipartisan leaders of The Concord Coalition urge the President and Congress to negotiate a bipartisan balanced budget plan using realistic cost estimates and to begin a process for addressing long-term... Read More
11 Oct, 2006 - Facing Facts
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/FacingFacts-061012.pdf