May 28, 2017

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23 May, 2017 - Press Release

WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition expressed disappointment today in President Trump’s first budget proposal, saying it relies on improbable assertions of higher economic growth and unrealistic assumptions about future spending cuts to achieve its goal of balancing the budget in 10 years.

“The driving force of deficit reduction in this budget is the supposed super-charged economic growth effect of an unspecified tax cut,” said Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert L. Bixby. “That alone calls the credibility of the budget into question.”

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3 Mar, 2008 - Issue Brief
I. Introduction The first baby boomers have already begun to receive Social Security retirement benefits. During the next presidential term, they will qualify for Medicare. Given this context, our nation’s long-term fiscal challenge should be at the heart of the budget debate on Capitol Hill. So... Read More
4 Feb, 2008 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that sharply rising short-term deficits and long-term projections that are even worse demonstrate an urgent need for bipartisan action to confront the nation's precarious fiscal situation. As members of Congress and presidential candidates react... Read More
23 Jan, 2008 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition warned today that under reasonable assumptions about spending and tax policies, budget deficits could easily exceed $6 trillion over the coming decade. Given that a fiscal stimulus package would further expand the deficit, Concord urged that any such... Read More
19 Dec, 2007 - Facing Facts
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/ff-1220-demographics.pdf
12 Nov, 2007 - Press Release
WASHINGTON — The Concord Coalition will present David Walker, Comptroller General of the United States, with its Economic Patriot Award at The Concord Coalition’s Fourteenth Annual Economic Patriots Dinner. The Dinner will be held on Wednesday evening, November 14, 2007, at the Pierre... Read More
8 Nov, 2007 - Issue Brief
I. Now comes the hard part. Earlier this year, Congress took an important step toward restoring fiscal discipline and preventing the daunting long-term outlook from getting any worse by adopting pay-as-you-go budget rules (PAYGO) in the House and Senate. These rules require that any legislation... Read More
31 Oct, 2007 - Press Release
Washington, DC – Robert L. Bixby, Executive Director of The Concord Coalition, testified before the Senate Budget Committee this morning regarding S. 2063, The Bipartisan Task Force for Responsible Fiscal Action Act of 2007. Bixby emphasized the need for prompt, bipartisan action to address... Read More
30 Oct, 2007 - Press Release
The four organizations joining in this statement have come together on a number of occasions in the past to express their concern about the threat that chronic deficits pose, and their support for Pay-As-You-Go rules (PAYGO) to help prevent the deficit situation from becoming worse. (See, for... Read More
18 Sep, 2007 - Press Release
Washington--The Concord Coalition today praised Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad (D-ND) and Ranking Member Judd Gregg (R-NH) for introducing legislation that would create a bipartisan commission charged with developing specific solutions to the nation’s long-term fiscal imbalance... Read More
12 Sep, 2007 - Issue Brief
Federal borrowing is once again approaching the statutory debt limit. Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson notified Congressional leaders in a letter July 30, 2007 that the statutory debt limit will be reached in early October 2007. “The actions that are available to the Treasury Department to take... Read More