May 25, 2017

Publications

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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Recent Publications

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7 Sep, 2007 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- Before beginning the West Coast leg on its Fiscal Wake-Up Tour, The Concord Coalition today released "Key Questions Voters Should Ask Candidates About the Budget, Social Security and Medicare." (Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader) "Key Questions" is a brochure... Read More
7 Sep, 2007 - Issue Brief
I. Introduction   The State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) is a joint federal-state program that provides health care for children in families with income that is modest but too high to qualify for Medicaid.  Approximately 6.6 million children were enrolled in SCHIP in fiscal year... Read More
23 Aug, 2007 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projecting a third consecutive annual decline in the deficit, to $158 billion this year, The Concord Coalition today urged lawmakers not to take undue satisfaction from the short-term improvement but to focus instead on the nation's... Read More
9 Aug, 2007 - Special Publication
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/070803-Op08-BudgetPaper.pdf
Summary An honest assessment of the nation’s long-term fiscal outlook almost makes one wonder why, in 2008, so many people are interested in being elected President. And why so little attention is being paid to a problem that budget analysts of diverse perspectives routinely describe as "... Read More
29 Jul, 2007 - Facing Facts
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/ff-0730-approps-medicare.pdf
25 Jul, 2007 - Special Publication
 Statement of Robert L. BixbyExecutive Director, The Concord CoalitionRestoring Statutory Pay-As-You-GoHouse Committee on the Budget July 25, 2007 Chairman Spratt, Mr. Ryan and Members of the Committee, I am pleased to appear before you today to discuss the merits of... Read More
11 Jul, 2007 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today welcomed the Bush Administration's projection of a third consecutive annual decline in the budget deficit, but cautioned that this does not represent a fundamentally improved fiscal outlook. The modestly improved short-term outlook is not the result of... Read More
17 May, 2007 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that the Congressional Budget Resolution to be voted on in the House and Senate this week would help restore fiscal discipline by applying a deficit neutral "pay-as-you-go" (paygo) standard to all entitlement expansion and tax cut legislation and by... Read More
9 May, 2007 - Issue Brief
I. Introduction The State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) is a joint federal-state program that provides health care for children in families with income that is modest but too high to qualify for Medicaid. Approximately 6.6 million children were enrolled in SCHIP in fiscal year 2006... Read More
24 Apr, 2007 - Facing Facts
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/ff-0424-paygo-health.pdf