October 23, 2016


19 Oct, 2016 - Press Release

WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition expressed disappointment Wednesday night that neither of the candidates in the final presidential debate provided voters with credible and specific proposals for putting the federal debt on a sustainable path.

“Donald Trump’s suggestion this evening that economic growth alone can solve the problem is not realistic and can hardly be called a plan,” said Robert L. Bixby, Concord’s executive director. “And while Hillary Clinton’s proposals were more specific, the higher taxes that she suggested would be used for new spending...

Recent Publications

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1 Mar, 2007 - Issue Brief
I. Introduction The President’s budget proposals for fiscal year 2008, which were released on February 5th, contain two appropriate goals: balancing the budget by 2012[1] and reducing Medicare’s long-term unfunded obligations. However, the proposals would change little—aside from increasing... Read More
5 Feb, 2007 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that the President's FY 2008 budget focuses on two appropriate goals: restoring balance by 2012 and narrowing the long-term deficit. Concord reiterated its concerns that certain key policy assumptions used by the administration to project a swift... Read More
31 Jan, 2007 - Special Publication
Chairman Conrad, Senator Gregg, and members of the Committee, thank you for inviting me to discuss solutions to the nation's long-term fiscal challenges. It is an important issue for the future health of the economy, generational equity, and the ability of all Americans to enjoy rising standards... Read More
24 Jan, 2007 - Special Publication
The most important message the American people sent to their elected leaders last November was the desire for change. Americans want a new direction and bipartisan cooperation on a number of fronts, including fiscal policy. The Concord Coalition strongly urges you to heed this call — not for... Read More
24 Jan, 2007 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that new projections by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) clearly define the trade-offs Congress and the President must confront to achieve their goal of a balanced budget by 2012. While the new baseline shows surpluses resuming in 2012, this... Read More
24 Jan, 2007 - Special Publication
Three times each year the Congressional Budget Office releases its budget projection for the next 10 years. This "baseline" makes a variety of assumptions about taxation, spending, and the economy. Some of these assumptions are reasonable and others are not because of the... Read More
5 Jan, 2007 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- In a full-page statement in this Sunday's New York Times (January 7, 2007), bipartisan leaders of The Concord Coalition urge the President and Congress to negotiate a bipartisan balanced budget plan using realistic cost estimates and to begin a process for addressing long-term... Read More
4 Jan, 2007 - Special Publication
The Honorable John Spratt, Chairman, Committee on the Budget The Honorable Baron Hill The Honorable Heath Shuler United States House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 Dear Chairman Spratt, Mr. Hill and Mr. Shuler, The Concord Coalition strongly supports a pay-as-you-go (... Read More
13 Dec, 2006 - Special Publication
WASHINGTON -- Congress is in the process of completing work on the tax reconciliation bill called for in the fiscal year 2006 budget resolution.  The budget allows tax and entitlement legislation increasing the deficit by $75.6 billion between 2006 and 2010. Instead of choosing among competing... Read More
12 Dec, 2006 - Facing Facts