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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23 Mar, 2005 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With today's release of the 2005 Social Security and Medicare Trustees Reports, The Concord Coalition stressed that while the numbers have not changed much, we are now a year closer to the Baby Boom's retirement with its enormous fiscal challenge. That is why The Concord Coalition... Read More
10 Mar, 2005 - Facing Facts
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/FacingFactsQuarterly1-1.pdf
4 Mar, 2005 - Special Publication
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/SSBrief1--DontWaitforACrisis_0.pdf
Issue #1 It is often said that our political system only responds to a crisis. If that is true, we are in for big trouble. Whether we use the term “crisis” or some less alarming term to describe Social Security's problems, the program does need the immediate attention of lawmakers. Social... Read More
7 Feb, 2005 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that President Bush's fiscal year 2006 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
2 Feb, 2005 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- Robert Bixby, Executive Director of The Concord Coalition, will testify Thursday before the Senate Special Committee on Aging. His testimony will more deeply explore the principles articulated by the bipartisan leaders of The Concord Coalition in the January 9 full-page New... Read More
8 Jan, 2005 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- In a full-page statement in this Sunday's New York Times (January 9, 2005), bipartisan leaders of The Concord Coalition urge Congress and the President to “confront the hard choices that a meaningful Social Security reform plan requires” and to “reject both the ‘do nothing'... Read More
1 Sep, 2004 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With President Bush expected to reiterate tonight his advocacy of personally owned accounts as an element of Social Security reform, The Concord Coalition urged both parties to reject “free lunch” and “do nothing” plans by facing up to the real trade-offs that must be made to... Read More
22 Mar, 2004 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With today's release of the annual Social Security and Medicare trustees' reports showing a combined long-term unfunded obligation of $72 trillion, The Concord Coalition warned that the two programs are on a fiscally unsustainable track and urged lawmakers to respond with... Read More
2 Oct, 2002 - Press Release
WASHINGTON --  Testifying before the Senate Finance Committee's hearing on the final report of the President's Commission to Strengthen Social Security, Concord Coalition Executive Director, Robert Bixby, blasted the Social Security Do Nothing Plan. “Changing demographics make the current... Read More
11 Sep, 2002 - Press Release
WASHINGTON --  The Concord Coalition today released “Key Questions Voters Should Ask Candidates About the Budget, Social Security and Medicare,” (Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader) a brochure proposing six questions that citizens and members of the media should ask candidates for federal office.... Read More