February 1, 2015

Publications

26 Jan, 2015 - Press Release

WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that new Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projections show why the Congress and President Obama must try to move forward on fiscal reforms wherever possible in the coming year.

The CBO’s Budget and Economic Outlook, released this afternoon, estimates that under current law federal deficits -- despite dropping in recent years -- will begin rising again after 2016, reaching $1.1 trillion in 2025. This would...

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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
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