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2 Mar, 2015 - Special Publication

Former Senators Judd Gregg (R-N.H.) and Evan Bayh (D-Ind.) are scheduled to discuss the “First Budget” initiative as guests on MSNBC’s Morning Joe program tomorrow, starting at 7:40 a.m. EST.

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2 Aug, 2004 - Facing Facts
For the first time ever in 2004, the annual reports of the Social Security and Medicare Trustees contained a complete accounting of the programs' unfunded benefit liabilities. In addition to the usual calculations of Social Security's and Medicare's “actuarial deficit” ($4.0 trillion and $8.5... Read More
29 Jul, 2004 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today released a new Report on Fiscal Responsibility entitled “Lack of Action On Deficit Signals Undue Complacency.” (Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader) This report grades Congress and the Administration on the choices that they make – or fail to make – in... Read More
19 Jul, 2004 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today praised a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators for proposing to offset the revenue loss from a one-year extension of three expiring tax breaks. The proposal by Senators Snowe (R-ME), Baucus (D-MT), McCain (R-AZ), Breaux (D-LA), Chafee (R-RI) and Lincoln... Read More
18 May, 2004 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that the pay-as-you-go (PAYGO) rule for tax cuts and entitlement expansions included in the budget resolution now before the House and Senate fails to provide meaningful fiscal discipline because it expires after just one year and carves out a $... Read More
12 Apr, 2004 - Facing Facts
Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan recently reminded Congress that America faces a choice between large cuts in Social Security benefits and large hikes in taxes when Baby Boomers retire. The 2004 Social Security Trustees' report released March 23 points to the same conclusion.According to the Trustees,... Read More
29 Mar, 2004 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With budget negotiations between the House and Senate now underway, The Concord Coalition today strongly recommended that negotiators agree to reinstate the traditional pay-as-you-go (paygo) rule for entitlement expansions and tax cuts. This fiscally responsible rule played a... Read More
22 Mar, 2004 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With today's release of the annual Social Security and Medicare trustees' reports showing a combined long-term unfunded obligation of $72 trillion, The Concord Coalition warned that the two programs are on a fiscally unsustainable track and urged lawmakers to respond with... Read More
1 Feb, 2004 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that President Bush's fiscal year 2005 budget, which aims to cut this year's projected $521 billion deficit to $237 by 2009, does not do enough to prevent deficits from exploding beyond the narrow 5-year window when the cash crunch of the baby... Read More
25 Jan, 2004 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With today's new projections by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) showing that the nation's fiscal outlook continues to plunge downward, The Concord Coalition called on Congress and the Bush Administration to make deficit reduction a top priority item on this year's agenda.... Read More
13 Jan, 2004 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition's National Debt Clock is headed to the 2004 Presidential Primary season battleground states of Iowa and New Hampshire to put our rapidly growing $7 trillion national debt – and what to do about it – onto the agenda of voters and candidates. The Debt Clock... Read More