April 26, 2017

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26 Apr, 2017 - Press Release

WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition expressed concern with President Trump’s new tax plan today, saying the administration has not shown how it could be financed without substantially increasing the federal debt.

“While the proposal lacks specificity, what was released today looks like a revenue loss plan more than a tax reform plan,” said Robert L. Bixby, Concord’s executive director. “It is inconceivable that a tax cut of this magnitude could pay for itself through economic growth.”

He added: “While the administration suggests it will eliminate...

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22 Apr, 2016 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With the federal budget deficit on the rise again and the nation’s debt still on an unsustainable long-term path, The Concord Coalition today released this year’s version of its “Key Questions” that voters should ask candidates for federal office. “Voters should expect candidates in... Read More
4 Mar, 2016 - Special Publication
Earlier today, Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert Bixby sent a letter to House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price urging lawmakers to follow “regular order” in dealing with the budget levels for Fiscal 2017. The letter can be read below. The Honorable Tom Price, M.D. United States... Read More
23 Feb, 2016 - Issue Brief
Introduction The Highway Trust Fund provides the financing structure for federal investment in transportation projects. It consists of two accounts: the highway account, which supports projects for the interstate system and other roads, and the transit account, which supports light rail and other... Read More
23 Feb, 2016 - Press Release
ATLANTA -- David M. Walker and Robert L. Bixby, two of the nation’s leading experts on the growing federal debt, will speak at noon today in Atlanta on the need for sweeping budget reforms in Washington and why this year’s presidential candidates should address those issues. Walker served almost 10... Read More
9 Feb, 2016 - Special Publication
As Granite State citizens head to the voting booth today, Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert Bixby and the Campaign to Fix the Debt's Maya MacGuineas write on Fosters.com voters must ask themselves which candidate has credible solutions to fix the debt. The op-ed... Read More
9 Feb, 2016 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that while President Obama’s proposed budget would lower projected deficits and keep the debt stable as a share of the economy over the next 10 years, it would do so with a mix of policy options that have no chance of being enacted by a Republican... Read More
29 Jan, 2016 - Special Publication
In an op-ed for the Philadelphia Inquirer, Robert Bixby, executive director of The Concord Coalition, and Mary Woolley, president and CEO of Research!America, write that unless lawmakers address structural challenges facing the federal budget, funding will be crowded out for critical... Read More
28 Jan, 2016 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- A new assessment of 2016 presidential candidates by First Budget, a joint initiative of the Campaign to Fix the Debt and The Concord Coalition, finds that while all candidates in both parties say the rapidly growing national debt is a problem, most of their proposals to address it... Read More
23 Jan, 2016 - Special Publication
In an op-ed for the Concord Monitor, John Broderick, former dean of the University of New Hampshire School of Law and chief justice of the New Hampshire State Supreme Court, and John Tinios, a Seacoast-area entrepreneur, write the long-term fiscal challenges facing the country and next... Read More
20 Jan, 2016 - Press Release
Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie will discuss his tax and spending proposals in a live interview that will appear online at 3:45 p.m. EST today as part of Fiscal Fridays, the public affairs television series on the New Hampshire-based NH1 News Network. In the studio interview... Read More