July 24, 2016

Publications

13 Jul, 2016 - Special Publication

The Concord Coalition today congratulated Rep. Reid Ribble (R-Wis.) and the co-sponsors of the “Save Our Social Security Act” (S.O.S Act) for putting forward a reform plan that would greatly improve the program’s long-term finances by using a mix of phased-in spending cuts and dedicated revenue increases.

“This bill is distinguished by courageous common sense,” said Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert L. Bixby.

Social Security is the federal government’s largest -- and in many ways, most important -- program. Yet Social Security’s...

Recent Publications

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1 Feb, 2006 - Issue Brief
The outlook for the federal budget is deceptively benign under the January 2006 baseline assumptions of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). In its latest 10-year projections, CBO describes a budget that will reach balance in 2012 and stay balanced through 2016, the end of the projection period... Read More
30 Jan, 2006 - Issue Brief
Federal borrowing has once again reached the statutory debt limit. Treasury Secretary John W. Snow notified Congressional leaders that he has begun taking actions to avoid breeching the debt limit and warned that "Given current projections, it is imperative that Congress take action to... Read More
26 Jan, 2006 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that new projections by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) clearly demonstrate the growing budgetary challenges of an aging population and the need to confront hard policy trade-offs. With such trade-offs, the budget can be brought back into... Read More
2 Jan, 2006 - Special Publication
Notice to Concord Coalition Members:   The most recent mailing you received from The Concord Coalition contained a typographical error.  The letter should have read that the daily rate of increase of the nation's debt is over $1.5 billion, not $5 billion.  We regret the mistake.... Read More
19 Dec, 2005 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With Congress nearing completion of the fiscal year 2006 spending "reconciliation" bill, The Concord Coalition said that enactment of the bill would result in a modest amount of deficit reduction, but only if the savings are not erased by pending tax cuts that Congress... Read More
19 Dec, 2005 - Issue Brief
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/051219%20Seven_Signs_Detailed.pdf
19 Dec, 2005 - Issue Brief
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/051219%20Seven_Signs_Cover.pdf
13 Dec, 2005 - Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – With the National Debt now exceeding $8 trillion and Congress debating proposals to add to that total, the Concord Coalition will unveil tomorrow our new business card sized debt clock. Easy to display or to wear, it approximates the debt's real time growth at $10,500 a... Read More
11 Dec, 2005 - Special Publication
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/nytimesad-051211.pdf
Congress is back in Washington to finish work on a "deficit reduction" plan. The sentiment is laudable but there is a major flaw in the plan—the deficit would go up, not down. Moreover, the suggested policy changes do not remotely begin to address the magnitude of the problem. An Unsustainable... Read More