July 31, 2014

Publications

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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11 Jul, 2006 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With the Bush Administration's Mid-Session Review today projecting that very strong revenue growth will cause a slight decline in the federal budget deficit--from $318 billion last year to $296 billion this year--and also projecting that the deficit will be cut in half by 2008... Read More
14 May, 2006 - Facing Facts
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/FacingFacts-060515.pdf
27 Feb, 2006 - Issue Brief
On February 6th, President Bush unveiled his budget for the 2007 fiscal year. This issue brief evaluates the President’s budget based on The Concord Coalition’s Seven Signs of Fiscal Sense. These criteria, which were established to help sort through the strengths and weaknesses of deficit... Read More
24 Feb, 2006 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With Congress continuing its review of the President's budget and beginning work on the fiscal year 2007 budget resolution, The Concord Coalition issued an analysis of the President's fiscal year 2007 budget. The analysis is based on The Concord Coalition's "Seven Signs... Read More
6 Feb, 2006 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that President Bush's fiscal year 2007 budget takes an appropriately hard line on spending, but its claim to result in significant deficit reduction relies on budgetary gimmicks that understate likely expenses and overstate likely revenue.... Read More
3 Feb, 2006 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- Today, The Concord Coalition issued its preview of the President's budget: “The Seven Signs of Fiscal Sense: What to Look for in the President's Fiscal Year 2007 Budget.” The issue brief closely examines both the rhetoric and reality of the President's stated fiscal policies,... Read More
3 Feb, 2006 - Issue Brief
On Monday February 6, President Bush will unveil his Fiscal Year 2007 budget. A thorough evaluation of how it all adds up must await the details, but based on proposals outlined by the President in his State of the Union Address as well as statements by other administration officials, it is... Read More
1 Feb, 2006 - Issue Brief
The outlook for the federal budget is deceptively benign under the January 2006 baseline assumptions of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). In its latest 10-year projections, CBO describes a budget that will reach balance in 2012 and stay balanced through 2016, the end of the projection period... Read More
19 Dec, 2005 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With Congress nearing completion of the fiscal year 2006 spending "reconciliation" bill, The Concord Coalition said that enactment of the bill would result in a modest amount of deficit reduction, but only if the savings are not erased by pending tax cuts that Congress... Read More
9 Dec, 2005 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- In a full-page statement in this Sunday's New York Times (December 11, 2005), bipartisan leaders of The Concord Coalition urge elected leaders “to put the national interests ahead of partisan or parochial interests and develop a specific and realistic plan to put the country on a... Read More