August 27, 2014

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27 Aug, 2014 - Press Release

WASHINGTON -- While there has been some recent good news for the federal budget, The Concord Coalition said today that updated projections from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) should remind policymakers that the aging of the population is dramatically but predictably reshaping government spending and fiscal reforms are the only way to prevent the negative economic consequences.

“Despite a slowing of health care inflation and lower annual deficits since their heights during the recession, the CBO’s projections demonstrate that our basic structural problem remains -- growth in...

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12 Jun, 2003 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- As Congress debates legislation this month to expand Medicare by adding a prescription drug benefit, The Concord Coalition urges lawmakers to carefully weigh three key points before rushing a bill to the President's desk:   Medicare already promises more than it can afford... Read More
19 May, 2003 - Special Publication
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/chart3-132.pdf
19 May, 2003 - Special Publication
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/charttalk%2040-87.pdf
19 May, 2003 - Special Publication
The latest Trustees report on Social Security's financial condition shows that its cash income, mostly from payroll taxes, will cover expenses until 2018, one year later than last year's projection. It also shows that Social Security's trust funds will be depleted in 2042, also one year later... Read More
14 May, 2003 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With the Senate expected to vote today on a proposal to phase out dividend taxation over four years and then "sunset" the provision so that dividends would suddenly be taxed again in 2007, The Concord Coalition said that the use of “sunsets” to artificially reduce the... Read More
29 Apr, 2003 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition's President, Peter G. Peterson, will testify before the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services today.  Peterson will review the grave deterioration in the budget outlook over the past two years and the long-term injury resurgent deficits threaten to... Read More
19 Mar, 2003 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- As the House and Senate debate their respective versions of the fiscal year 2004 budget resolution, The Concord Coalition suggested that consideration of the budget be postponed until Congress has had an opportunity to consider the supplemental spending package for war and... Read More
19 Mar, 2003 - Facing Facts
 The 2003 Trustees' reports, released this week, confirm that senior entitlements are unsustainable without major reform. According to the Trustees, the cost of Social Security and Medicare is due to grow from 7 to 16 percent of GDP by 2075. The increase alone--9 percent of GDP--is two and one... Read More
18 Mar, 2003 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today released an updated version of its “Ten Criteria for Judging How Budget Plans Measure Up,” first published in 1997.  The criteria were updated in recognition of the fact that Congress is once more confronted with the need to craft a long-term balanced... Read More
16 Mar, 2003 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- As the House and Senate begin debating their respective versions of the fiscal year 2004 budget resolution, The Concord Coalition today praised Budget Committee Chairmen Jim Nussle (R-IA) and Don Nickles (R-OK) for reaffirming the balanced budget goal, but said the respective... Read More