September 2, 2014

Publications

27 Aug, 2014 - Press Release

WASHINGTON -- While there has been some recent good news for the federal budget, The Concord Coalition said today that updated projections from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) should remind policymakers that the aging of the population is dramatically but predictably reshaping government spending and fiscal reforms are the only way to prevent the negative economic consequences.

“Despite a slowing of health care inflation and lower annual deficits since their heights during the recession, the CBO’s projections demonstrate that our basic structural problem remains -- growth in...

Recent Publications

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21 Dec, 2012 - Special Publication
This Pioneer Press (Minnesota) op-ed was written by Sara Imhof, Midwest regional director of The Concord Coalition, and former U.S. Rep. Tim Penny, president and CEO  of the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation. It was published Friday.    "Let me be blunt," Sen. Warren Rudman... Read More
15 Dec, 2012 - Special Publication
Des Moines Register Op-Ed by Sara Imhof: In September 1992, three concerned public figures launched the deficit-fighting Concord Coalition in front of a national debt clock in New York City. It then showed the federal debt at just over $4 trillion. Sen. Warren Rudman, R-N.H., former Sen. Paul... Read More
13 Dec, 2012 - Special Publication
This op-ed was written by Ben Harris, a student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison who -- along with fellow students Alex Zukauskas, Peng Yin, Bekah Ludwig, Katie Maike and Meagan Brasier -- founded a Concord Coalition chapter on the Madison campus. The op-ed appeared recently in the Milwaukee... Read More
26 Oct, 2012 - Special Publication
Pete Domenici, a Republican, was a U.S. senator from New Mexico from 1973 to 2009. Sam Nunn, a Democrat, was a U.S. senator from Georgia from 1973 to 1997. They and former senators Warren Rudman and Evan Bayh co-chair an initiative called Strengthening of America—Our Children’s Future, which seeks... Read More
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21 Sep, 2012 - Press Release
  WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition last night honored 38 “economic patriots” in the U.S. House for their courage in voting for a comprehensive, bipartisan deficit reduction plan earlier this year. Former U.S. Senator Sam Nunn, a Concord co-chairman, praised the “Great 38” for standing up to... Read More
14 Sep, 2012 - Special Publication
Thank you, John, for your welcome and for hosting this event as well as making available Craig Cohen and Andrew Schwartz whose help has been invaluable. Thanks to my longstanding partner – Pete Domenici and The Bipartisan Policy Center – including in particular, Steve Bell.  Special thanks to... Read More
10 Sep, 2012 - Special Publication
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Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has repeatedly warned that policy changes must be made to prevent spiraling debt from harming our nation’s economic future. Credit rating agencies have warned that the growth of debt must be reduced to avoid a downgrade.   Experts from across the... Read More
17 Aug, 2012 - Special Publication
The following guest column by Sara Imhof was published by the Iowa City Press-Citizen on Friday, Aug. 17, 2012. See the original column here. The challenges facing our federal government are many: At the end of the year, we face a “fiscal cliff” as pre-programmed tax increases and spending cuts... Read More
8 Jun, 2012 - Special Publication
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/imhof_detroit_free_press.pdf
The following op-ed by Sara Imhof was published in the Detroit Free Press on June 8, 2012 Although the federal budget and its impact on the economy have dominated this year's political debates, elected officials and candidates have largely focused on short-term concerns and what often sound... Read More
5 Jun, 2012 - Press Release
Washington -- The Concord Coalition said today that new long-term projections from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) highlight the need for broad fiscal reforms -- and show how disconnected today’s political debates are from the key issues involved in putting the federal budget on a... Read More