July 31, 2015

Publications

22 Jul, 2015 - Press Release

WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that new reports from the trustees for Social Security and Medicare show the rising pressure the programs will put on the entire federal budget in the years ahead, a problem that deserves close attention from the presidential candidates and others seeking federal office next year.

“While there have been...

Recent Publications

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11 Dec, 2010 - Issue Brief
On Tuesday, Dec. 7, President Obama announced that he had reached agreement with congressional Republican leaders on a major package of tax cuts and emergency unemployment benefits. Some of the tax cuts are new, but most would temporarily extend provisions that would otherwise expire at the end of... Read More
11 Dec, 2010 - Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Concord Coalition today said the high cost of this week’s legislative agreement between the White House and Republicans can only be justified if it is promptly followed by enactment of a substantial deficit-reduction plan that would take effect as the economy recovers. That... Read More
7 Dec, 2010 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that if the tentative agreement to extend expiring tax cuts for two years is approved, it should be followed by a major push to reform the tax code. This effort should begin promptly with the Fiscal Year 2012 budget process and should incorporate the... Read More
7 Sep, 2010 - Issue Brief
With its August update of the Budget and Economic Outlook, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has thrown sand into the political gears of both parties as they hone their fiscal policy arguments for the November elections. Based on CBO’s analysis, permanent deficit-financed tax cuts are not... Read More
19 Aug, 2010 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today called new federal budget projections an alarming reminder of the need for Washington to set better priorities and resist the temptation to dig the government into even deeper trouble with more deficit-financed spending and tax cuts.Based on today’s budget... Read More
30 Jun, 2010 - Special Publication
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/FinalBixbyFiscalCommissionTestimony.pdf
Exploring Solutions to Our Long-Term Fiscal ChallengesStatement of Robert L. BixbyExecutive Director, Concord CoalitionCo-Chairs Bowles and Simpson and members of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, thank you for inviting me to discuss solutions to the nation’s long-term... Read More
7 Jun, 2010 - Special Publication
As concern about long-term federal deficits and debt mounts, some policy experts in Washington have been discussing the possibility of a value-added tax, or “VAT.” Some envision it as a replacement for current taxes while others favor it as an add-on to raise additional revenue. Although Congress... Read More
24 May, 2010 - Issue Brief
With pressure mounting to show progress in reining in the nation’s unsustainable structural budget deficit, Social Security reform may soon return to the policy agenda. Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush each made attempts at reforming Social Security in their second terms when they no... Read More
25 Aug, 2009 - Press Release
With today’s release of new budget projections from the Obama administration showing deficits totaling more than $9 trillion over the next 10 years, The Concord Coalition said that cost control must be the primary focus of health care reform and called for a bipartisan deficit reduction plan.... Read More
28 Jan, 2009 - Issue Brief
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/January_28_issue_brief-final.pdf
President Obama and the new Congress face distinct but related fiscal policy challenges over the short and long term. Swift action is necessary both to address immediate needs and develop an “exit strategy” to ensure that our response to the current crisis does not have adverse unintended... Read More