January 23, 2017

Publications

10 Jan, 2017 - Issue Brief

President-elect Donald Trump and the new Congress have many challenges to tackle. Hovering over all of them is our nation’s unsustainable fiscal policy.

New proposals, whether on the spending or tax side of the budget, will not be credible if they rely on an infusion of ever-mounting debt.

The Concord Coalition offers three suggestions to guide policies in the coming months:

  • Approve a Fiscal Year 2018 Congressional Budget Resolution with input from the administration that puts the debt on a downward path relative to the economy...

Recent Publications

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24 Jan, 2007 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that new projections by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) clearly define the trade-offs Congress and the President must confront to achieve their goal of a balanced budget by 2012. While the new baseline shows surpluses resuming in 2012, this... Read More
24 Jan, 2007 - Special Publication
The most important message the American people sent to their elected leaders last November was the desire for change. Americans want a new direction and bipartisan cooperation on a number of fronts, including fiscal policy. The Concord Coalition strongly urges you to heed this call — not for... Read More
24 Jan, 2007 - Special Publication
Three times each year the Congressional Budget Office releases its budget projection for the next 10 years. This "baseline" makes a variety of assumptions about taxation, spending, and the economy. Some of these assumptions are reasonable and others are not because of the... Read More
5 Jan, 2007 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- In a full-page statement in this Sunday's New York Times (January 7, 2007), bipartisan leaders of The Concord Coalition urge the President and Congress to negotiate a bipartisan balanced budget plan using realistic cost estimates and to begin a process for addressing long-term... Read More
4 Jan, 2007 - Special Publication
The Honorable John Spratt, Chairman, Committee on the Budget The Honorable Baron Hill The Honorable Heath Shuler United States House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 Dear Chairman Spratt, Mr. Hill and Mr. Shuler, The Concord Coalition strongly supports a pay-as-you-go (... Read More
13 Dec, 2006 - Special Publication
WASHINGTON -- Congress is in the process of completing work on the tax reconciliation bill called for in the fiscal year 2006 budget resolution.  The budget allows tax and entitlement legislation increasing the deficit by $75.6 billion between 2006 and 2010. Instead of choosing among competing... Read More
12 Dec, 2006 - Facing Facts
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/FacingFacts-070103_0.pdf
6 Dec, 2006 - Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC -- On Tuesday, December 12th the Concord Coalition will host the unveiling of two new public opinion research studies by Public Agenda and Viewpoint Learning’s on the public’s attitudes towards our nation’s long term fiscal challenges. Public Agenda’s report, “Facing Up to... Read More
3 Nov, 2006 - Special Publication
 CONCORD COALITION CONDEMNS 'RACE TO THE BOTTOM' ON SOCIAL SECURITY RHETORICAs two former congressional staffers who, in 1998, drafted what remains the only balanced, bipartisan, bicameral Social Security reform legislation, we know firsthand how hard it is to craft a meaningful... Read More
11 Oct, 2006 - Facing Facts
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/FacingFacts-061012.pdf