February 1, 2015

Publications

26 Jan, 2015 - Press Release

WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that new Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projections show why the Congress and President Obama must try to move forward on fiscal reforms wherever possible in the coming year.

The CBO’s Budget and Economic Outlook, released this afternoon, estimates that under current law federal deficits -- despite dropping in recent years -- will begin rising again after 2016, reaching $1.1 trillion in 2025. This would...

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29 Apr, 2003 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition's President, Peter G. Peterson, will testify before the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services today.  Peterson will review the grave deterioration in the budget outlook over the past two years and the long-term injury resurgent deficits threaten to... Read More
19 Mar, 2003 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- As the House and Senate debate their respective versions of the fiscal year 2004 budget resolution, The Concord Coalition suggested that consideration of the budget be postponed until Congress has had an opportunity to consider the supplemental spending package for war and... Read More
19 Mar, 2003 - Facing Facts
 The 2003 Trustees' reports, released this week, confirm that senior entitlements are unsustainable without major reform. According to the Trustees, the cost of Social Security and Medicare is due to grow from 7 to 16 percent of GDP by 2075. The increase alone--9 percent of GDP--is two and one... Read More
18 Mar, 2003 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today released an updated version of its “Ten Criteria for Judging How Budget Plans Measure Up,” first published in 1997.  The criteria were updated in recognition of the fact that Congress is once more confronted with the need to craft a long-term balanced... Read More
16 Mar, 2003 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- As the House and Senate begin debating their respective versions of the fiscal year 2004 budget resolution, The Concord Coalition today praised Budget Committee Chairmen Jim Nussle (R-IA) and Don Nickles (R-OK) for reaffirming the balanced budget goal, but said the respective... Read More
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 cuts... Read More