July 30, 2014

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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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27 Aug, 2001 - Press Release
WASHINGTON - In the face of new projections from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) showing a cumulative budget deficit of $19 billion over the next three fiscal years, excluding the “off-budget” Social Security surplus, The Concord Coalition today warned that Congress and the Bush... Read More
21 Aug, 2001 - Press Release
WASHINGTON - In response to today's release of new projections from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) showing a substantial decrease in the expected federal budget surplus, The Concord Coalition urged Congress and the Bush Administration to maintain fiscal discipline by strictly adhering... Read More
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
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