September 5, 2015

Publications

2 Sep, 2015 - Issue Brief

Introduction

The Highway Trust Fund provides the financing structure for federal investment in transportation projects. It consists of two accounts: the highway account, which supports projects for the interstate system and other roads, and the transit account, which supports light rail and other mass transit projects across the country.

Motor fuels taxes serve as the primary dedicated revenue source for the fund. These taxes -- on gasoline and diesel -- provide most of the fund’s revenue.

The trust fund...

Recent Publications

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26 Apr, 2005 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- As the Senate Finance Committee holds their hearing to evaluate different plans to fix Social Security, The Concord Coalition today released a Social Security Policy Brief reminding lawmakers that there is no "free lunch" when designing such plans. "Nothing... Read More
26 Apr, 2005 - Issue Brief
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/SSBrief6--NoFreeLunch.pdf
Nothing sounds better to a politician than the prospect of fixing a problem without anyone having to give up anything.  Unfortunately, much of the recent discourse about Social Security reform reflects this perspective.  From the political right, the message is “if we just adopt personal... Read More
13 Apr, 2005 - Issue Brief
As the population ages in the coming decades, growing expenditures for Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and other public and private retirement security programs will put an unprecedented strain on the nation's resources. At the same time, one of the major engines of economic growth --... Read More
13 Apr, 2005 - Special Publication
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/SSBrief5--IncreaseNationalSavings.pdf
Issue #5 As the population ages in the coming decades, growing expenditures for Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and other public and private retirement security programs will put an unprecedented strain on the nation's resources. At the same time, one of the major engines of economic growth... Read More
29 Mar, 2005 - Special Publication
One of the most confusing things about the current Social Security debate is the many and sometimes divergent descriptions of the program's financial problem. Numbers are thrown about fast and furious to support one side or the other's contention about the seriousness of the problem.   A few... Read More
29 Mar, 2005 - Special Publication
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/SSBrief4--Measurement_0.pdf
Issue #4 One of the most confusing things about the current Social Security debate is the many and sometimes divergent descriptions of the program's financial problem. Numbers are thrown about fast and furious to support one side or the other's contention about the seriousness of the problem. A... Read More
29 Mar, 2005 - Issue Brief
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/SSBrief4--Measurement.pdf
One of the most confusing things about the current Social Security debate is the many and sometimes divergent descriptions of the program's financial problem. Numbers are thrown about fast and furious to support one side or the other's contention about the seriousness of the problem.  A... Read More
23 Mar, 2005 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With today's release of the 2005 Social Security and Medicare Trustees Reports, The Concord Coalition stressed that while the numbers have not changed much, we are now a year closer to the Baby Boom's retirement with its enormous fiscal challenge. That is why The Concord Coalition... Read More
18 Mar, 2005 - Special Publication
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/SSBrief3-1percent_0.pdf
Issue #3 The Social Security payroll tax, better known to workers as FICA (or SECA for the self employed), is now levied at a rate of 12.4 percent on workers' earnings up to $90,000 a year. Employees and employers split the tax, meaning that they nominally pay 6.2 percent each. The Social... Read More
18 Mar, 2005 - Issue Brief
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/SSBrief3-1percent.pdf
 The Social Security payroll tax, better known to workers as FICA (or SECA for the self employed), is now levied at a rate of 12.4 percent on workers' earnings up to $90,000 a year.  Employees and employers split the tax, meaning that they nominally pay 6.2 percent each.  The... Read More