July 29, 2014

Publications

28 Jul, 2014 - Press Release

 WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that the new reports from the Social Security and Medicare trustees highlight the need for prompt reform of federal entitlement programs, with further delays in such work creating a particular problem for Social Security’s Disability Insurance program.

“As in past years, the trustees’ annual reports remind us that without broad reforms, Social Security and Medicare will increasingly squeeze other parts of the federal budget while putting steady upward pressure on annual deficits and the nation’s level of debt,” said Robert L. Bixby...

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18 Jun, 2002 - Facing Facts
 Social Security is certain to get much attention in the fall campaigns. What's less certain is whether the attention will focus on genuine reform. The publicity being given a recent Center on Budget and Policy Priorities study is not encouraging. According to the study, the long-term cost of... Read More
11 Jun, 2002 - Press Release
WASHINGTON --  The Concord Coalition said today that it would be premature to permanently extend the estate tax repeal or any other provision of last year's tax legislation before a broader fiscal policy agreement is reached between Congress and the Bush administration. “Last year's tax bill... Read More
15 May, 2002 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With the Treasury Secretary again forced to take extraordinary measures to avoid breaching the $5.95 trillion statutory debt limit, The Concord Coalition said today that Congress should prevent an unnecessary debt crisis -- now estimated to hit in June -- by swiftly approving an... Read More
17 Apr, 2002 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- As the House of Representatives considers legislation to permanently extend all provisions of last year's tax bill beyond their scheduled 2010 expiration date, including rate reductions not even scheduled to take effect until 2004 and 2006, The Concord Coalition said today that... Read More
27 Mar, 2002 - Press Release
WASHINGTON--The Concord Coalition warned today that the 2002 Social Security and Medicare Trustees Reports released this week reaffirm that both programs are on an unsustainable course - despite three additional years of trust fund solvency for Social Security and one additional year of... Read More
25 Mar, 2002 - Facing Facts
 The Senate and House, with a nod from the Administration, are nearing agreement on a ten-year farm bill that will pile an extra $49 billion in commodity support subsidies on top of the $70 billion authorized in current law.The bill completes Congress's costly retreat from the 1996 Freedom to... Read More
11 Mar, 2002 - Press Release
As Congress begins work this week on the fiscal year 2003 budget resolution, The Concord Coalition has the following recommendations of things to do and things not to do: Things to do Reaffirm the fiscally responsible goal of balancing the budget without using the Social Security... Read More
7 Mar, 2002 - Special Publication
You have my sympathy.  As elected representatives of the people, you have been given two irreconcilable and at times unconditional demands: lower taxes and higher spending.  Polls show that Americans believe their taxes and government spending are too high, but those majorities also want... Read More
7 Mar, 2002 - Press Release
WASHINGTON - The Concord Coalition said today that an expensive, three-year, thirty percent special depreciation allowance in the economic stimulus bill passed by the House and Senate will do very little to provide short-term stimulus but will make it more difficult to achieve a balanced... Read More
6 Mar, 2002 - Press Release
WASHINGTON – In testimony before the Senate Finance Committee today, The Concord Coalition's Co-Chairman, former Sen. Bob Kerrey (D-NE), urged Congress to tackle fundamental health care reform before adding a new prescription drug benefit to Medicare. Kerrey told the committee: “You have... Read More