July 29, 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...

Recent Publications

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21 Mar, 2010 - Press Release
The dramatic expansion of health care coverage that received final approval in Congress on Sunday means that controlling medical costs will be more important than ever. As The Concord Coalition has repeatedly pointed out, expanding coverage without curbing costs is a recipe for fiscal disaster.... Read More
17 Mar, 2010 - Special Publication
As President Obama’s new budget commission begins its search for answers to the difficult fiscal challenges facing the nation, it must reverse the usual desire in Washington to solve every problem by spending more and taxing less without regard to how it all adds up.Consider what has happened over... Read More
18 Feb, 2010 - Special Publication
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/CommissionJointStatement.pdf
Today, the President formally announced the creation of his National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform.  The Commission is off to a good start with the appointment of Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson as co-chairs.  In their prior public service, they have demonstrated the... Read More
4 Feb, 2010 - Special Publication
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/Statement_On_PAYGO.pdf
There has been much debate this week about the President’s proposed three-year spending freeze on non-security programs and a fiscal commission to tackle the long-term structural deficit. These are good ideas that may or may not pan out as the year progresses. But there is one thing the House of... Read More
1 Feb, 2010 - Press Release
NOTE: Additional analysis of the President’s new budget proposals can be found at our blog -- The Tabulation. WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that it supports the deficit reduction goals in President Obama’s new budget as well as his plans for a bipartisan fiscal commission. Concord... Read More
27 Jan, 2010 - Special Publication
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/BlueDogBlueprintLetter100127.pdf
The Honorable Stephanie Herseth Sandlin, Co-Chair for AdministrationThe Blue Dog Coalition311 Cannon House Office BuildingWashington, DC 20515 Dear Ms. Herseth Sandlin, On behalf of The Concord Coalition, I am writing to commend the Blue Dog Coalition for putting forward a strong and timely... Read More
26 Jan, 2010 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that new projections by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) reinforce the need for statutory pay-as-you-go (PAYGO) rules, tight spending caps and a bipartisan fiscal commission to recommend policy changes that would be given an up-or-down vote in... Read More
25 Jan, 2010 - Issue Brief
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/Debt_limit_brief_final.pdf
Before leaving town in December, Congress raised the statutory debt limit by $290 billion to $12.39 trillion. This was a short-term patch that will only provide enough borrowing authority to last until mid-February. Congress must, therefore, address the issue again as one of its first actions in... Read More
29 Dec, 2009 - Press Release
WASHINGTON — Although Americans see Medicare as a key part of the country's social contract and want to preserve it in some recognizable form, they are willing to consider significant changes in the program to hold down its costs as the U.S. population ages. In day-long “Choice-Dialogues” in which... Read More
28 Dec, 2009 - Special Publication
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/Medicare_Report_Dec09_PRINT.pdf
Although Americans see Medicare as a key part of the country's social contract and want to preserve it in some recognizable form, they are willing to consider significant changes in the program to hold down its costs as the U.S. population ages. In day-long “Choice-Dialogues” in which Americans... Read More