July 30, 2014

Publications

28 Jul, 2014 - Press Release

 WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that the new reports from the Social Security and Medicare trustees highlight the need for prompt reform of federal entitlement programs, with further delays in such work creating a particular problem for Social Security’s Disability Insurance program.

“As in past years, the trustees’ annual reports remind us that without broad reforms, Social Security and Medicare will increasingly squeeze other parts of the federal budget while putting steady upward pressure on annual deficits and the nation’s level of debt,” said Robert L. Bixby...

Recent Publications

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17 Feb, 2012 - Issue Brief
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/issuestatement--payrolltaxdeal.pdf
While elected officials are celebrating an agreement to extend the payroll tax cut, unemployment benefits and the “doc fix” on Medicare reimbursements through the end of this year, there would be much more to celebrate if the deal had included a more comprehensive financing plan. Instead,... Read More
29 Nov, 2011 - Special Publication
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/bixby_cnnmoney_oped.pdf
The following Op-Ed was originally published by CNNMoney.com. By Robert L. Bixby Well, the super committee gave up. But Congress and President Obama cannot.With the United States moving rapidly toward a dangerous level of national debt, our elected officials must act to end the... Read More
27 Oct, 2011 - Press Release
DURHAM AND CONCORD, N.H. -- The University of New Hampshire’s Whittemore School of Business and Economics and School of Law, in partnership with the Concord Coalition, announce today the creation of Next Generation Matters, a series of presidential candidate conversations with students about the... Read More
31 Aug, 2011 - Special Publication
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/rogers_debt_limit_oped.pdf
Chief economist at the Concord Coalition and blogger at EconomistMom.comThe process leading to the debt limit deal exposed how dysfunctional our political system has become. Thank goodness we will avoid defaulting on our debt, but, on the other hand, it’s hard to conclude that we’ve restored the... Read More
1 Aug, 2011 - Special Publication
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/bixby_imhof_guest_column.pdf
By Robert Bixby and Sara Imhof The toxic level of partisanship in Washington that threatens to throw the government into default shows why it is crucial for American voters to demand action on the enormous fiscal challenges facing the country.Our fiscal problems go far beyond the short-term... Read More
23 Jul, 2011 - Special Publication
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/GangofSenseIssueStatement.pdf
More than two months ago we urged the bipartisan Gang of Six (Senators Chambliss, Coburn, Conrad, Crapo, Durbin and Warner) to persist in their efforts to craft a deficit reduction plan based on the recommendations of the President’s National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform (Bowles-... Read More
23 Jul, 2011 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- Former members of Congress who serve on The Concord Coalition’s Board of Directors today urged elected officials to raise the debt limit and embrace the broad deficit-reduction plan released this week by the Senate’s bipartisan “Gang of Six.”“The Gang of Six proposal serves as a... Read More
19 Jul, 2011 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- As Congress considers a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution, The Concord Coalition said today that any such proposal should be thought of as a bold statement of principle: that one generation of Americans should not bind future generations with crushing debt.The amendment... Read More
3 May, 2011 - Issue Brief
As the President and Congress consider deficit reduction options and an increase in the debt limit, budget process proposals have recently become popular on Capitol Hill. In the last several months, President Obama has proposed a "debt failsafe" trigger, The Bipartisan Policy Center proposed a... Read More
13 Apr, 2011 - Press Release
 WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today applauded the call by President Obama to begin high-level, bipartisan negotiations on a comprehensive plan to tackle federal deficits and the country’s long-term fiscal challenges. While there is still a big gap in specificity on the policies... Read More