September 30, 2014

Publications

28 Sep, 2014 - Special Publication

In an op-ed for The Tampa Tribune, Marc Goldwein, senior policy director for the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, and Robert Bixby, executive director of The Concord Coalition, state the need for lawmakers to enact serious fiscal reform by setting priorities, avoiding gimmicks and making difficult choices. The op-ed can also be found here

Tomorrow night, Goldwein and Bixby will participate in a public forum with former...

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28 Jan, 2001 - Facing Facts
An HHS-appointed Medicare Technical Review Panel charged with evaluating the methods and assumptions underlying the Trustees' projections has released its final report. Its main conclusion: The Trustees are greatly underestimating Medicare's long-term cost. The Concord Coalition applauds the Panel... Read More
25 Jan, 2001 - Press Release
WASHINGTON --  The Concord Coalition is proud to announce that former U.S. Senator Bob Kerrey (D-NE) has joined Concord's Board of Directors.  Kerrey served his home state of Nebraska as Governor from 1983-87 and as U.S. Senator for two terms, from 1989 to 2001.  He currently serves as President of... Read More
20 Dec, 2000 - Facing Facts
SSA recently released its FY 2000 financial statement, or "Performance and Accountability Report." The report is the first to reflect new federal accounting rules, years in the making, that are supposed to ensure a more complete and accurate presentation of the government's long-term financial... Read More
10 Oct, 2000 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today released an issue brief that describes how Texas Governor George W. Bush and Vice President Al Gore plan to use the projected budget surplus.  Entitled “The Surplus Field of Dreams: Build it and they will come,” the brief and accompanying chart (Requires... Read More
5 Oct, 2000 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition warned today that if discretionary spending continues to grow at the same rate it has in recent years, two-thirds of the projected 10-year non-Social Security surplus would disappear.   “There is a fiscal disconnect between Washington and the campaign... Read More
3 Oct, 2000 - Facing Facts
This presidential debates are underscoring important differences in the candidates' budget plans. The public, however, may be missing a fundamental similarity. Both candidates assume that we've entered an era of guaranteed fiscal plenty in which the only hard choice is how to divvy up a large and... Read More
28 Sep, 2000 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition has placed a full-page advertisement in this Sunday's New York Times (October 1, 2000) offering voters hard facts and five questions to ask the candidates about Social Security reform.          The ad is signed by Concord Coalition Co-Chairs, former Senators... Read More
10 Sep, 2000 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With Congress and the Administration scheduled to resume their year-end budget negotiations Tuesday, The Concord Coalition today released an issue brief entitled “Discretionary Spending Caps: What's Next?” (Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)  Now available on-line, the document urges... Read More
28 Aug, 2000 - Facing Facts
Last month, the CBO released a study that tallies up federal spending on the elderly and children. It shows that, per capita, spending on the elderly towers seven-to-one over spending on kids, and that, overall, it consumes 35 percent of the budget. This is before the age wave even begins to roll... Read More
1 Aug, 2000 - Facing Facts
There are just two ways to close Social Security's financing gap without burdening tomorrow's workers and taxpayers: Reduce Social Security's long-term cost, or make the cost more bearable by increasing national savings and hence the size of the economy. In the real world, a workable plan must do... Read More