April 16, 2014

Publications

1 Apr, 2014 - Press Release

WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today welcomed the budget proposal from House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan but expressed concern that it does not represent a realistic blueprint for making progress on a fiscal sustainability plan.

“It is the statutory duty of the House and Senate Budget Committees to produce a budget,” said Robert L. Bixby, Concord’s executive director. “Chairman Ryan thus deserves credit for following ‘regular order’ by proposing a budget in an election year when some may argue that it would be...

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13 Mar, 2009 - Issue Brief
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/March_13_Obama_budget.pdf
I. Introduction The budget outline submitted to Congress by President Obama on February 26, 2009 is a bold and ambitious proposal that could transform the policy agenda for years to come. On the plus side, it calls for significant deficit reduction, improves transparency, and reflects a commitment... Read More
26 Feb, 2009 - Press Release
The Concord Coalition said today that President Obama's pledge to cut the deficit in half by 2013 is a positive and achievable goal but warned that it would still leave the nation on an unsustainable fiscal path. Concord praised the administration for improving transparency in the budget by using... Read More
19 Nov, 2008 - Issue Brief
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/Paygo_issue_brief.pdf
Introduction Economic conditions have deteriorated to the point where some form of additional fiscal stimulus is clearly justified -- even though such action would increase an already bloated federal budget deficit. This does not mean, however, that all forms of fiscal discipline must be tossed... Read More
1 Oct, 2008 - Press Release
WASHINGTON--The Concord Coalition today urged lawmakers not to use the financial rescue bill as a way to subvert fiscally important pay-as-you-go (paygo) budgeting rules. Concord warned that attaching political sweeteners—the extension of expiring tax provisions—to the bailout bill further... Read More
11 Sep, 2008 - Issue Brief
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/Baseline_issue_brief_091108-final.pdf
I. Policy Proposals - Relative to What? Three times every year the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) produces a "baseline" of its budget outlook for the coming decade. As described by CBO, the baseline represents its "best judgment of how the economy and other factors would affect... Read More
9 Sep, 2008 - Press Release
Washington -- With today’s release of new projections by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) showing deficits for as far as the eye can see -- even under very optimistic assumptions -- The Concord Coalition strongly urged enforcement of congressional pay-as-you-go rules (paygo) as a critical... Read More
25 Aug, 2008 - Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Concord Coalition today released the Convention Edition of its Election 2008 “Key Questions” brochure. Representatives of The Concord Coalition will distribute the brochure at both the Democratic and Republican National Conventions. The brochure proposes questions that citizens... Read More
5 Jun, 2008 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today welcomed the adoption of a Fiscal Year 2009 congressional budget resolution -- the first election-year passage in a deficit constrained environment since 1996 -- but warned that the plan assumes some very difficult choices on the revenue side to comply... Read More
25 Mar, 2008 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With today's release of the annual Social Security and Medicare Trustees' Reports confirming the unsustainable outlook for the federal government's two largest programs, The Concord Coalition urged presidential candidates to make long-term fiscal policy reform one of their top... Read More
4 Feb, 2008 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that sharply rising short-term deficits and long-term projections that are even worse demonstrate an urgent need for bipartisan action to confront the nation's precarious fiscal situation. As members of Congress and presidential candidates react... Read More