September 28, 2016

Publications

27 Sep, 2016 - Press Release

ST. LOUIS -- In a program Thursday night at Washington University, three of the nation’s leading experts on the federal budget will discuss the difficult fiscal challenges facing the next president and Congress.

The program, a week and a half before the presidential debate at the university, will feature G. William Hoagland, senior vice president of the Bipartisan Policy Center;  Joseph Minarik, senior vice president and...

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3 May, 2010 - Special Publication
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/Budget_Resolution_Issue_Statement.pdf
We need a budget. Our deficit is hovering near post-WWII record levels and is on an unsustainable path. Our debt is projected to double over the next 10 years, reaching an alarming 90 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP). The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned developed... Read More
16 Apr, 2010 - Press Release
WASHINGTON — With the official April 15 deadline for a finished budget resolution having passed without even a mark-up in the House or Senate, The Concord Coalition today strongly urged Congress not to abandon its responsibility to pass a budget resolution.“Our nation faces serious fiscal... Read More
25 Jan, 2010 - Issue Brief
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/Debt_limit_brief_final.pdf
Before leaving town in December, Congress raised the statutory debt limit by $290 billion to $12.39 trillion. This was a short-term patch that will only provide enough borrowing authority to last until mid-February. Congress must, therefore, address the issue again as one of its first actions in... Read More
9 Dec, 2009 - Press Release
The Concord Coalition today praised Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad (D-ND) and Ranking Member Judd Gregg (R-NH) for reintroducing legislation to create a bipartisan task force charged with developing legislative solutions to the nation’s long-term fiscal imbalance. “This is a very... Read More
31 Jul, 2009 - Issue Brief
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/IMAC-brief-FINAL.pdf
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
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/090625-paygo-issue-brief.pdf
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
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