November 24, 2015


18 Nov, 2015 - Press Release

Dealing with the federal debt should be a top priority for the 2016 presidential candidates, according to a new paper by Robert L. Bixby, executive director of The Concord Coalition, and Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget.

“The next president will face an array of pressing issues; everything from income inequality to crumbling...

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31 Jul, 2009 - Issue Brief
I. Health care savings: trust but verify Despite the contentious nature of the debate over health care reform, all sides accept one central premise: the projected growth rate of health care costs is unsustainable. Cost control is thus fundamental to the nation’s fiscal sustainability and economic... Read More
25 Jun, 2009 - Issue Brief
Introduction President Obama has proposed a law requiring pay-as-you-go (PAYGO) budgeting for new entitlement spending, including health care reform, and new tax cuts, with the exception of certain existing provisions scheduled to expire. The new PAYGO law would supplement, but not replace, current... Read More
9 Jun, 2009 - Press Release
The Concord Coalition today reiterated its support for enacting statutory pay-as-you-go (PAYGO) rules, particularly in light of proposals to expand the federal government’s health care commitments. Concord warned, however, that the Obama Administration’s PAYGO proposal would exempt $3.5 trillion of... Read More
20 Mar, 2009 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With today’s release of a Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report estimating that the President’s budget would result in annual deficits averaging more than $900 billion over the next 10 years, The Concord Coalition pointed out that much of the fiscal damage would be caused by... Read More
13 Mar, 2009 - Issue Brief
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
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
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