December 20, 2014

Publications

16 Dec, 2014 - Press Release

WASHINGTON -- Former U.S. Senators J. Robert Kerrey and John C. Danforth today released an update of a 1994 commission report on entitlement and tax reform and called on Americans -- particularly presidential hopefuls -- to quickly address the nation’s fiscal challenges.

A bipartisan majority of the original Kerrey-Danforth commission warned that with an aging population and rising health care costs, the country was on an unsustainable budget...

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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
3 Dec, 2003 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today released “Key Questions Voters Should Ask Candidates About the Budget, Social Security and Medicare,” (Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader) a brochure proposing questions that citizens and the media should ask candidates for federal office.  Each question... Read More
21 Nov, 2003 - Facing Facts
 For the past few years, Congress has flirted with adding a prescription drug entitlement to Medicare, only to pull back at the last moment. Now, with AARP's blessing, Congress is again rushing toward the fiscal brink.The responsible approach would be to offer a targeted drug benefit as part... Read More
18 Nov, 2003 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- As Congress wraps up its work for the year, The Concord Coalition warned that the rush of legislative activity in this final week of the session is likely to further damage the long-term fiscal outlook. Particularly troubling are the Medicare and energy bills, which establish new... Read More
9 Nov, 2003 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that a new letter released by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) confirms the need for tough choices on spending and tax policy to avoid sustained budget deficits of $400 billion or more over the coming decade. The letter, written in response... Read More
30 Sep, 2003 - Facing Facts
At a joint press conference held on Monday, the Concord Coalition, the Center for Economic Development, and the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities joined forces to urge leaders to put aside partisan differences and take decisive action to rein in the federal deficit. In a joint statement... Read More
25 Aug, 2003 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition warned lawmakers today that new projections released by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) confirm the need for tough choices to bring the budget back into balance. As demonstrated by a series of alternative assumptions in the CBO report,... Read More
13 Jul, 2003 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today released a new Report on Fiscal Responsibility entitled Deficits, Deception and Denial Rate a Failing Grade. This report grades Congress and the Administration on the choices that they make – or fail to make - in promoting fiscal responsibility and... Read More
7 Jul, 2003 - Facing Facts
Amid all the congressional debate and media coverage, it's amazing that almost no one has stopped to ask how the prescription drug benefit being rushed into law will affect the solvency of the Medicare trust fund.The answer is that it will have no effect at all--and that nonnews is big news indeed... Read More