January 21, 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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27 Feb, 2006 - Issue Brief
On February 6th, President Bush unveiled his budget for the 2007 fiscal year. This issue brief evaluates the President’s budget based on The Concord Coalition’s Seven Signs of Fiscal Sense. These criteria, which were established to help sort through the strengths and weaknesses of deficit... Read More
24 Feb, 2006 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With Congress continuing its review of the President's budget and beginning work on the fiscal year 2007 budget resolution, The Concord Coalition issued an analysis of the President's fiscal year 2007 budget. The analysis is based on The Concord Coalition's "Seven Signs... Read More
17 Feb, 2006 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With Congress considering a tax cut package that could exceed $70 billion and the Treasury Secretary again being forced to take extraordinary measures to avoid breaching the $8.18 trillion statutory debt limit, The Concord Coalition said today that Congress should act promptly... Read More
9 Feb, 2006 - Facing Facts
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/FacingFacts-060210.pdf
6 Feb, 2006 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that President Bush's fiscal year 2007 budget takes an appropriately hard line on spending, but its claim to result in significant deficit reduction relies on budgetary gimmicks that understate likely expenses and overstate likely revenue.... Read More
6 Feb, 2006 - Special Publication
3 Feb, 2006 - Issue Brief
On Monday February 6, President Bush will unveil his Fiscal Year 2007 budget. A thorough evaluation of how it all adds up must await the details, but based on proposals outlined by the President in his State of the Union Address as well as statements by other administration officials, it is... Read More
3 Feb, 2006 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- Today, The Concord Coalition issued its preview of the President's budget: “The Seven Signs of Fiscal Sense: What to Look for in the President's Fiscal Year 2007 Budget.” The issue brief closely examines both the rhetoric and reality of the President's stated fiscal policies,... Read More
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