August 28, 2015

Publications

27 Aug, 2015 - Special Publication

In a new letter to the editor, Chase Hagaman, New England regional director for The Concord Coalition, says Social Security and Medicare reform need to be included in discussions on reducing the national debt. The letter can also be found here

A recent letter to the editor says it is misguided for The Concord Coalition and journalists to focus on Medicare and Social Security in discussions about the rising national debt.

We at Concord certainly agree that changes are needed throughout the...

Recent Publications

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23 Jun, 2005 - Special Publication
The five organizations joining in this statement have warned that large, chronic budget deficits pose a threat to the economic health of our nation. For that reason, we are increasingly alarmed at the apparent willingness of lawmakers to propose new initiatives, without offsets, that would... Read More
23 Jun, 2005 - Press Release
JOINT STATEMENT ON THE NEED FOR PAY-AS-YOU-GO DISCIPLINE The five organizations joining in this statement have warned that large, chronic budget deficits pose a threat to the economic health of our nation. For that reason, we are increasingly alarmed at the apparent willingness of lawmakers to... Read More
22 Jun, 2005 - Special Publication
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/SSBrief8--Voluntary-or-Mandatory_0.pdf
Issue #8 Participation in Social Security is mandatory. If a worker is employed in a job that is "covered" by the system, he or she must pay the Social Security tax. This has been a requirement of the system since its inception. The premise was that it had to be mandatory if it was to be... Read More
22 Jun, 2005 - Issue Brief
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/SSBrief8--Voluntary-or-Mandatory.pdf
 Participation in Social Security is mandatory.  If a worker is employed in a job that is "covered" by the system, he or she must pay the Social Security tax.  This has been a requirement of the system since its inception.  The premise was that it had to be... Read More
10 May, 2005 - Special Publication
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/SSBrief7--Automatic-Growth-Drives-Problem_0.pdf
Issue #7 The challenge ahead for Social Security is primarily a matter of rising costs. With an outlay total of more than $500 billion in 2005, Social Security now equals 4.3 percent of the nation's economy (GDP) and 11 percent of workers' pay (taxable payroll). Over the next 30 years, as today's... Read More
10 May, 2005 - Issue Brief
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/SSBrief7--Automatic-Growth-Drives-Problem.pdf
 The challenge ahead for Social Security is primarily a matter of rising costs.  With an outlay total of more than $500 billion in 2005, Social Security now equals 4.3 percent of the nation's economy (GDP) and 11 percent of workers' pay (taxable payroll).  Over the next 30... Read More
29 Apr, 2005 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that President Bush's suggestion to reduce Social Security's long-term cost by modifying the benefit formula is a positive step in the debate over how to shore up the system's finances. “Cost saving measures are an essential part of any Social... Read More
26 Apr, 2005 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- As the Senate Finance Committee holds their hearing to evaluate different plans to fix Social Security, The Concord Coalition today released a Social Security Policy Brief reminding lawmakers that there is no "free lunch" when designing such plans. "Nothing... Read More
26 Apr, 2005 - Issue Brief
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/SSBrief6--NoFreeLunch.pdf
Nothing sounds better to a politician than the prospect of fixing a problem without anyone having to give up anything.  Unfortunately, much of the recent discourse about Social Security reform reflects this perspective.  From the political right, the message is “if we just adopt personal... Read More
26 Apr, 2005 - Special Publication
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/SSBrief6--NoFreeLunch_0.pdf
Issue #6 Nothing sounds better to a politician than the prospect of fixing a problem without anyone having to give up anything. Unfortunately, much of the recent discourse about Social Security reform reflects this perspective. From the political right, the message is “if we just adopt personal... Read More