December 20, 2014

Publications

16 Dec, 2014 - Press Release

WASHINGTON -- Former U.S. Senators J. Robert Kerrey and John C. Danforth today released an update of a 1994 commission report on entitlement and tax reform and called on Americans -- particularly presidential hopefuls -- to quickly address the nation’s fiscal challenges.

A bipartisan majority of the original Kerrey-Danforth commission warned that with an aging population and rising health care costs, the country was on an unsustainable budget...

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22 Feb, 2011 - Issue Brief
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/FY_2012_Issue_Brief.pdf
President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2012 budget is not a bold policy proposal. It is an oddly complacent budget for a situation that requires anything but complacency.Faced with a growing chorus of warnings from official and unofficial sources that we are on a perilous fiscal path, the President’s budget... Read More
14 Feb, 2011 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said it was disappointed today that President Obama’s proposed Fiscal Year 2012 budget failed to follow up more aggressively on some of the key recommendations from his own fiscal commission. A bipartisan majority of the commission issued sweeping... Read More
2 Feb, 2011 - Press Release
 WASHINGTON -- Citizen groups originally convened by The Concord Coalition today called on Congress and President Obama to produce “a bold, comprehensive plan to avoid an explosion of federal debt that could devastate the economy, weaken our national security and unfairly... Read More
2 Feb, 2011 - Special Publication
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/STATEMENT_OF_THE_CONCORD_COALITION.pdf
February 2, 2011The National Debt Is A Real Threat Mission Statement By signing this Mission Statement, we join with other Americans of all political persuasions in urging the President and the Congress to promptly develop and approve a bold, comprehensive plan to avoid an explosion of federal... Read More
26 Jan, 2011 - Press Release
January 26, 2011With the budget process for the next fiscal year about to get underway, The Concord Coalition said today’s annual Budget and Economic Outlook by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) shows how inadequate most current policy proposals are to move the country onto a sustainable path.... Read More
26 Jan, 2011 - Special Publication
This Op-Ed was originally published on CNNMoney.com. Click here for original post.By Diane Lim RogersFor most of his State of the Union speech, President Obama made promises for additional federal spending and tax cuts, motivated by the ongoing needs of our still-struggling economy.It was... Read More
18 Jan, 2011 - Issue Brief
Almost a year after passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), and as Republicans in the House of Representatives begin their effort to repeal or slowly dismantle the legislation, it makes sense to revisit some of the key fiscal issues surrounding health care reform.The... Read More
11 Jan, 2011 - Issue Brief
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/House_Rules_Issue_Brief.pdf
After John Boehner (R-OH) was formally elected speaker of the House of Representatives last week, the first order of business was approving rules to govern the House during the 112th Congress. The House quickly adopted a rules package making several changes to the budget process. Included in the... Read More
23 Dec, 2010 - Special Publication
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/101223_CNBC_Op-Ed.pdf
This Op-Ed was originally published on CNBC.com. Click here for original post.By Robert L. Bixby “After all the talk about debt and deficits, it is long past time for America’s leaders to put up or shut up. The era of debt denial is over, and there can be no turning back.”That was the... Read More
11 Dec, 2010 - Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Concord Coalition today said the high cost of this week’s legislative agreement between the White House and Republicans can only be justified if it is promptly followed by enactment of a substantial deficit-reduction plan that would take effect as the economy recovers. That... Read More