February 10, 2016

Publications

9 Feb, 2016 - Press Release

WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that while President Obama’s proposed budget would lower projected deficits and keep the debt stable as a share of the economy over the next 10 years, it would do so with a mix of policy options that have no chance of being enacted by a Republican Congress and would not, in any event, put the debt on a sustainable downward path.

“The budget leaves in place a dynamic that will be increasingly difficult, if not impossible, to maintain,” said Robert L. Bixby,...

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23 Mar, 2005 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With today's release of the 2005 Social Security and Medicare Trustees Reports, The Concord Coalition stressed that while the numbers have not changed much, we are now a year closer to the Baby Boom's retirement with its enormous fiscal challenge. That is why The Concord Coalition... Read More
18 Mar, 2005 - Issue Brief
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/SSBrief3-1percent.pdf
 The Social Security payroll tax, better known to workers as FICA (or SECA for the self employed), is now levied at a rate of 12.4 percent on workers' earnings up to $90,000 a year.  Employees and employers split the tax, meaning that they nominally pay 6.2 percent each.  The... Read More
18 Mar, 2005 - Special Publication
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/SSBrief3-1percent_0.pdf
Issue #3 The Social Security payroll tax, better known to workers as FICA (or SECA for the self employed), is now levied at a rate of 12.4 percent on workers' earnings up to $90,000 a year. Employees and employers split the tax, meaning that they nominally pay 6.2 percent each. The Social... Read More
13 Mar, 2005 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- As the House and Senate debate their respective versions of the Fiscal Year 2006 budget resolutions, The Concord Coalition today urged them to combat the threat of growing deficits by adopting strong enforcement mechanisms - including a “pay-as-you-go” rule (PAYGO) for tax cuts... Read More
11 Mar, 2005 - Issue Brief
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/SSBrief2--The%20Trust%20Fund%20Mask.pdf
Some commentators have suggested that the financial problems confronting Social Security are overblown because the large balance building up in the Social Security trust funds will carry the program for decades.  Projections made by the Social Security trustees show that the balance of the... Read More
11 Mar, 2005 - Special Publication
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/SSBrief2--The_Trust_Fund_Mask.pdf
Issue #2 Some commentators have suggested that the financial problems confronting Social Security are overblown because the large balance building up in the Social Security trust funds will carry the program for decades. Projections made by the Social Security trustees show that the balance of... Read More
10 Mar, 2005 - Facing Facts
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/FacingFactsQuarterly1-1.pdf
4 Mar, 2005 - Special Publication
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/SSBrief1--DontWaitforACrisis_0.pdf
Issue #1 It is often said that our political system only responds to a crisis. If that is true, we are in for big trouble. Whether we use the term “crisis” or some less alarming term to describe Social Security's problems, the program does need the immediate attention of lawmakers. Social... Read More
4 Mar, 2005 - Issue Brief
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/SSBrief1--DontWaitforACrisis.pdf
It is often said that our political system only responds to a crisis.  If that is true, we are in for big trouble.  Whether we use the term “crisis” or some less alarming term to describe Social Security's problems, the program does need the immediate attention of lawmakers. Social... Read More
23 Feb, 2005 - Special Publication
 WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 200511:30 A.M. – 2:30 P.M. THE NATIONAL PRESS CLUBWASHINGTON, D.C.  PARTICIPANTS: DAVID M. WALKERCOMPTROLLER GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES“21ST CENTURY CHALLENGES:  RE-EXAMINING THE BASE OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT” C. EUGENE STEUERLE,... Read More