October 25, 2016


20 Oct, 2016 - Special Publication

A lack of in-depth discussion on the national debt and federal budget deficit casts doubt on the next administration’s willingness to tackle such policy issues, according to an Oct. 20 story in CQ (subscription based).

The story, by Ryan McCrimmon, notes that presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton offered vague answers at the final presidential debate when asked about the debt, and nonpartisan organizations are cited as describing those answers as either unrealistic...

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9 Aug, 2007 - Special Publication
Summary An honest assessment of the nation’s long-term fiscal outlook almost makes one wonder why, in 2008, so many people are interested in being elected President. And why so little attention is being paid to a problem that budget analysts of diverse perspectives routinely describe as "... Read More
29 Jul, 2007 - Facing Facts
25 Jul, 2007 - Special Publication
 Statement of Robert L. BixbyExecutive Director, The Concord CoalitionRestoring Statutory Pay-As-You-GoHouse Committee on the Budget July 25, 2007 Chairman Spratt, Mr. Ryan and Members of the Committee, I am pleased to appear before you today to discuss the merits of... Read More
11 Jul, 2007 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today welcomed the Bush Administration's projection of a third consecutive annual decline in the budget deficit, but cautioned that this does not represent a fundamentally improved fiscal outlook. The modestly improved short-term outlook is not the result of... Read More
17 May, 2007 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that the Congressional Budget Resolution to be voted on in the House and Senate this week would help restore fiscal discipline by applying a deficit neutral "pay-as-you-go" (paygo) standard to all entitlement expansion and tax cut legislation and by... Read More
9 May, 2007 - Issue Brief
I. Introduction The State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) is a joint federal-state program that provides health care for children in families with income that is modest but too high to qualify for Medicaid. Approximately 6.6 million children were enrolled in SCHIP in fiscal year 2006... Read More
24 Apr, 2007 - Facing Facts
23 Apr, 2007 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With today's release of the annual Social Security and Medicare Trustees' Reports confirming the unsustainable outlook for the federal government’s two largest programs, The Concord Coalition urged presidential candidates to make long-term fiscal policy reform one of their top... Read More
28 Mar, 2007 - Issue Brief
I. Introduction  The House and Senate each moved forward last week on slightly different Fiscal Year 2008 budget plans. The good news is that Budget Committee Chairmen John Spratt (D-SC) and Kent Conrad (D-ND) fought off all attempts to eliminate or waive the new pay-as-you-go (paygo) rules that... Read More
21 Mar, 2007 - Special Publication
The four 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 strongly support current efforts to reestablish and comply with pay-as-you-go discipline in the Congressional... Read More