April 19, 2014

Publications

1 Apr, 2014 - Press Release

WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today welcomed the budget proposal from House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan but expressed concern that it does not represent a realistic blueprint for making progress on a fiscal sustainability plan.

“It is the statutory duty of the House and Senate Budget Committees to produce a budget,” said Robert L. Bixby, Concord’s executive director. “Chairman Ryan thus deserves credit for following ‘regular order’ by proposing a budget in an election year when some may argue that it would be...

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10 Aug, 2001 - Facing Facts
The current weakness in the economy should have leaders worrying about the durability of today's surplus projections. Most, however, accept the notion that America has entered an era of permanently higher growth in which fiscal plenty is virtually assured.It is remarkable how quickly this "new... Read More
7 Aug, 2001 - Press Release
WASHINGTON - The Concord Coalition today praised the bipartisan effort of Representatives Jim Kolbe (R-AZ) and Charles Stenholm (D-TX) to inject a needed dose of reality into the Social Security reform debate by offering a plan that makes the kind of hard choices necessary to ensure the program's... Read More
30 Apr, 2001 - Press Release
WASHINGTON - The Concord Coalition today welcomed President Bush's appointment of a bipartisan Social Security commission, and expressed hope that the commission will produce a credible plan for dealing with the program's long-term challenges without resorting to accounting gimmicks or free lunch... Read More
25 Apr, 2001 - Facing Facts
The budget negotiators claim to be debating fundamental fiscal choices. Yet the biggest point of disagreement is whether tax cuts should total $1.2 or $1.6 trillion over the next ten years--a difference equal to less than 10 percent of projected budget surpluses, less than 2 percent of projected... Read More
18 Apr, 2001 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition warned today that a combination of House-approved tax cuts and Senate-approved spending increases could wipe out the projected $3.1 trillion non-Social Security surplus over the next 10 years.  Moreover, if discretionary spending continues to go up every year at... Read More
4 Apr, 2001 - Facing Facts
The latest annual report of the Medicare Trustees contains some good news and some bad news. The good news is that Medicare's solvency has been extended another four years until 2029. The bad news is that Medicare is projected to cost 60 percent more seventy-five years from now than it was a year... Read More
21 Mar, 2001 - Facing Facts
 The White House decision to jettison trust-fund accounting in its budgetary treatment of Medicare is understandably causing controversy. Within the trust-fund framework, Medicare is running a large surplus.  Within the cash accounting framework adopted in the White House budget, Medicare... Read More
12 Mar, 2001 - Special Publication
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, March 12, 2001 JOINT STATEMENT BY WARREN RUDMAN, SAM NUNN, PETER PETERSON, ROBERT RUBIN & PAUL VOLCKER WASHINGTON -- Congress and the Bush administration face the critical challenge this year of adopting a framework for using near-term budget surpluses... Read More
12 Mar, 2001 - Special Publication
CONCORD COALITION PRESS CONFERENCE:  Saving For The Future: Budget Policy, Tax Cuts & The Surplus TOPIC:  BUDGET POLICY, TAX CUTS, AND THE SURPLUS PARTICIPANTS INCLUDE: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE CONCORD COALITION ROBERT BIXBY, FORMER SENATOR SAM NUNN (D-GA), FORMER TREASURY... Read More
11 Mar, 2001 - Press Release
  WASHINGTON - Congress and the Bush administration face the critical challenge this year of adopting a framework for using near-term budget surpluses to help fill the huge long-term gaps in federal entitlement programs and household savings, and to best further our continued economic well... Read More