April 18, 2014

Publications

1 Apr, 2014 - Press Release

WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today welcomed the budget proposal from House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan but expressed concern that it does not represent a realistic blueprint for making progress on a fiscal sustainability plan.

“It is the statutory duty of the House and Senate Budget Committees to produce a budget,” said Robert L. Bixby, Concord’s executive director. “Chairman Ryan thus deserves credit for following ‘regular order’ by proposing a budget in an election year when some may argue that it would be...

Recent Publications

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15 May, 2002 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With the Treasury Secretary again forced to take extraordinary measures to avoid breaching the $5.95 trillion statutory debt limit, The Concord Coalition said today that Congress should prevent an unnecessary debt crisis -- now estimated to hit in June -- by swiftly approving an... Read More
17 Apr, 2002 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- As the House of Representatives considers legislation to permanently extend all provisions of last year's tax bill beyond their scheduled 2010 expiration date, including rate reductions not even scheduled to take effect until 2004 and 2006, The Concord Coalition said today that... Read More
27 Mar, 2002 - Press Release
WASHINGTON--The Concord Coalition warned today that the 2002 Social Security and Medicare Trustees Reports released this week reaffirm that both programs are on an unsustainable course - despite three additional years of trust fund solvency for Social Security and one additional year of... Read More
25 Mar, 2002 - Facing Facts
 The Senate and House, with a nod from the Administration, are nearing agreement on a ten-year farm bill that will pile an extra $49 billion in commodity support subsidies on top of the $70 billion authorized in current law.The bill completes Congress's costly retreat from the 1996 Freedom to... Read More
11 Mar, 2002 - Press Release
As Congress begins work this week on the fiscal year 2003 budget resolution, The Concord Coalition has the following recommendations of things to do and things not to do: Things to do Reaffirm the fiscally responsible goal of balancing the budget without using the Social Security... Read More
7 Mar, 2002 - Special Publication
You have my sympathy.  As elected representatives of the people, you have been given two irreconcilable and at times unconditional demands: lower taxes and higher spending.  Polls show that Americans believe their taxes and government spending are too high, but those majorities also want... Read More
7 Mar, 2002 - Press Release
WASHINGTON - The Concord Coalition said today that an expensive, three-year, thirty percent special depreciation allowance in the economic stimulus bill passed by the House and Senate will do very little to provide short-term stimulus but will make it more difficult to achieve a balanced... Read More
6 Mar, 2002 - Press Release
WASHINGTON – In testimony before the Senate Finance Committee today, The Concord Coalition's Co-Chairman, former Sen. Bob Kerrey (D-NE), urged Congress to tackle fundamental health care reform before adding a new prescription drug benefit to Medicare. Kerrey told the committee: “You have... Read More
25 Feb, 2002 - Facing Facts
 The Social Security Guarantee Act (H.R. 3135) now moving through Congress would require the Secretary of the Treasury to issue a certificate guaranteeing current-law benefits to every Social Security beneficiary.The Act is a terrible idea. It threatens to lock in Social Security's... Read More
22 Jan, 2002 - Press Release
WASHINGTON ¾ With today's new forecast by the Congressional Budget Office showing that the projected non-Social Security surplus is gone ¾ not just this year but for several years to come ¾ The Concord Coalition called upon President Bush and Congress to reestablish the goal of balancing the... Read More