July 27, 2016

Publications

13 Jul, 2016 - Special Publication

The Concord Coalition today congratulated Rep. Reid Ribble (R-Wis.) and the co-sponsors of the “Save Our Social Security Act” (S.O.S Act) for putting forward a reform plan that would greatly improve the program’s long-term finances by using a mix of phased-in spending cuts and dedicated revenue increases.

“This bill is distinguished by courageous common sense,” said Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert L. Bixby.

Social Security is the federal government’s largest -- and in many ways, most important -- program. Yet Social Security’s...

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9 Nov, 2015 - Press Release
DES MOINES -- An interview today with Ohio Gov. John Kasich will kick off Your First Budget, a series on the MC22 television network that will provide voters in Iowa and elsewhere with critical information on the budget and economic proposals of the 2016 presidential candidates. The interview... Read More
7 Nov, 2015 - Special Publication
Ahead of the presidential debate Nov. 14 in Iowa, former Congressman Leonard Boswell (D-Iowa), a member of First Budget's Iowa cabinet, writes in the Des Moines Register candidates should explain their ideas to keep Social Security and Medicare financially sound for future generations. The op-ed... Read More
4 Nov, 2015 - Special Publication
The Sioux City Journal's editorial board expresses its support for the mission of First Budget to encourage voters to ask presidential candidates about their plans to address our long-term fiscal challenges in a new op-ed. The editorial can also be found here.  Agreement on a deal within... Read More
4 Nov, 2015 - Special Publication
Hearing Before the Senate Budget Committee “Reforming the Federal Budget Process: A Biennial Approach to Better Budgeting” Testimony of Robert L. Bixby Good morning Mr. Chairman and members of the committee. Thank you for inviting me here today to discuss ways to reform our broken budget... Read More
27 Oct, 2015 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that the proposed budget deal to increase the debt ceiling, remove some sequester spending cuts and enact changes to entitlement programs is an acceptable compromise to avoid an immediate debt crisis and give appropriators time to fund the government... Read More
23 Oct, 2015 - Press Release
South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham will be featured in an in-depth interview today, Oct. 23, at 10 a.m. EDT on Fiscal Fridays, the new public affairs television series on the New Hampshire-based NH1 News Network. Graham, a Republican presidential candidate, will answer questions about the... Read More
13 Oct, 2015 - Special Publication
The Concord Coalition recently sent a letter to the Commission on Presidential Debates urging them to devote a significant portion of debate time next year to the candidates’ plans for dealing with the nation’s growing fiscal difficulties. The letter -- sent Monday to Frank J.... Read More
8 Oct, 2015 - Issue Brief
It’s Time To Reform the Statutory Debt LimitI. IntroductionCongress voted last February to again suspend the federal debt limit. On March 15, 2015, it went back into effect and was set at the level necessary to include all debt racked up prior to that date. While in the past there has been a debate... Read More
6 Oct, 2015 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition is urging the Commission on Presidential Debates to devote a significant portion of debate time next year to the candidates’ plans for dealing with the nation’s growing fiscal difficulties. While the nation faces many challenges, Concord leaders said, “the nation... Read More
27 Aug, 2015 - Special Publication
In a new letter to the editor, Chase Hagaman, New England regional director for The Concord Coalition, says Social Security and Medicare reform need to be included in discussions on reducing the national debt. The letter can also be found here.  A recent letter to the editor says it is... Read More