September 2, 2014

Publications

27 Aug, 2014 - Press Release

WASHINGTON -- While there has been some recent good news for the federal budget, The Concord Coalition said today that updated projections from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) should remind policymakers that the aging of the population is dramatically but predictably reshaping government spending and fiscal reforms are the only way to prevent the negative economic consequences.

“Despite a slowing of health care inflation and lower annual deficits since their heights during the recession, the CBO’s projections demonstrate that our basic structural problem remains -- growth in...

Recent Publications

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10 Mar, 2003 - Facing Facts
 Amid so many grave concerns about the state of the economy and the world--from the sinking stock market to the looming war with Iraq, from 9/11 to Enron--it's hard to get Americans to focus on the federal budget. That's too bad, for while we were all looking the other way the budget outlook... Read More
4 Mar, 2003 - Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - March 5, 2003  The Committee for Economic Development (CED) and the Concord Coalition today held a press conference and released a joint statement on the federal budget and the nation's economic future.  The statement says, in part:   "The Concord Coalition and... Read More
1 Feb, 2003 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- In a full-page statement in this Sunday's New York Times (February 2, 2003), bipartisan leaders of The Concord Coalition ask “Are We Really Cutting Taxes -- Or Just Raising Them On Our Kids?”   The statement is signed by The Concord Coalition's Co-Chairs, Warren B. Rudman... Read More
27 Jan, 2003 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With today's new estimates by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) showing a continued decline in the federal government's long-term fiscal outlook, The Concord Coalition warned that Congress and the Bush Administration must not become complacent with the prospect of budget... Read More
19 Dec, 2002 - Facing Facts
 Few things capture the feverish economic optimism of pre-911 America better than CBO's January and May 2001 budget forecasts. Bottom line: The ten-year budget balance was supposed to cumulate into a mountainous surplus of $5.6 trillion--enough to finance large benefit expansions and large tax... Read More
2 Oct, 2002 - Press Release
WASHINGTON --  Testifying before the Senate Finance Committee's hearing on the final report of the President's Commission to Strengthen Social Security, Concord Coalition Executive Director, Robert Bixby, blasted the Social Security Do Nothing Plan. “Changing demographics make the current... Read More
11 Sep, 2002 - 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 six questions that citizens and members of the media should ask candidates for federal office.... Read More
26 Aug, 2002 - Press Release
WASHINGTON --  With new estimates by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) showing annual budget deficits through 2005 and the projected 2002-2011 surplus virtually wiped out, The Concord Coalition warned today that fiscal policy is at a crossroads. The government's rapidly deteriorating... Read More
21 Aug, 2002 - Facing Facts
 For a while, it looked as if Congress might commit the folly of enacting a vast expansion in Medicare just nine years before the first Boomers become eligible. With the failure of the Senate to reach agreement on a prescription drug plan, it has stepped back from the fiscal brink.The Concord... Read More
11 Aug, 2002 - Press Release
WASHINGTON --  In an op-ed published today in The Washington Post, The Concord Coalition's Co-Chairs, former Senators Bob Kerrey (D-NE) and Warren B. Rudman (R-NH), warned against defaulting to the “do nothing” approach to Social Security reform. Kerrey and Rudman urged critics of the few... Read More