October 24, 2016


20 Oct, 2016 - Special Publication

A lack of in-depth discussion on the national debt and federal budget deficit casts doubt on the next administration’s willingness to tackle such policy issues, according to an Oct. 20 story in CQ.


The story, by Ryan McCrimmon, notes that presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton offered vague answers at the final presidential debate when asked about the debt, and nonpartisan organizations are cited as describing those answers as either unrealistic or ignoring...

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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
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
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
19 Dec, 2005 - Issue Brief