July 23, 2016

Publications

13 Jul, 2016 - Special Publication

The Concord Coalition today congratulated Rep. Reid Ribble (R-Wis.) and the co-sponsors of the “Save Our Social Security Act” (S.O.S Act) for putting forward a reform plan that would greatly improve the program’s long-term finances by using a mix of phased-in spending cuts and dedicated revenue increases.

“This bill is distinguished by courageous common sense,” said Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert L. Bixby.

Social Security is the federal government’s largest -- and in many ways, most important -- program. Yet Social Security’s...

Recent Publications

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10 May, 2005 - Issue Brief
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/SSBrief7--Automatic-Growth-Drives-Problem.pdf
 The challenge ahead for Social Security is primarily a matter of rising costs.  With an outlay total of more than $500 billion in 2005, Social Security now equals 4.3 percent of the nation's economy (GDP) and 11 percent of workers' pay (taxable payroll).  Over the next 30... Read More
10 May, 2005 - Special Publication
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/SSBrief7--Automatic-Growth-Drives-Problem_0.pdf
Issue #7 The challenge ahead for Social Security is primarily a matter of rising costs. With an outlay total of more than $500 billion in 2005, Social Security now equals 4.3 percent of the nation's economy (GDP) and 11 percent of workers' pay (taxable payroll). Over the next 30 years, as today's... Read More
29 Apr, 2005 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that President Bush's suggestion to reduce Social Security's long-term cost by modifying the benefit formula is a positive step in the debate over how to shore up the system's finances. “Cost saving measures are an essential part of any Social... Read More
26 Apr, 2005 - Special Publication
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/SSBrief6--NoFreeLunch_0.pdf
Issue #6 Nothing sounds better to a politician than the prospect of fixing a problem without anyone having to give up anything. Unfortunately, much of the recent discourse about Social Security reform reflects this perspective. From the political right, the message is “if we just adopt personal... Read More
26 Apr, 2005 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- As the Senate Finance Committee holds their hearing to evaluate different plans to fix Social Security, The Concord Coalition today released a Social Security Policy Brief reminding lawmakers that there is no "free lunch" when designing such plans. "Nothing... Read More
26 Apr, 2005 - Issue Brief
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/SSBrief6--NoFreeLunch.pdf
Nothing sounds better to a politician than the prospect of fixing a problem without anyone having to give up anything.  Unfortunately, much of the recent discourse about Social Security reform reflects this perspective.  From the political right, the message is “if we just adopt personal... Read More
13 Apr, 2005 - Special Publication
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/SSBrief5--IncreaseNationalSavings.pdf
Issue #5 As the population ages in the coming decades, growing expenditures for Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and other public and private retirement security programs will put an unprecedented strain on the nation's resources. At the same time, one of the major engines of economic growth... Read More
13 Apr, 2005 - Issue Brief
As the population ages in the coming decades, growing expenditures for Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and other public and private retirement security programs will put an unprecedented strain on the nation's resources. At the same time, one of the major engines of economic growth --... Read More
29 Mar, 2005 - Special Publication
One of the most confusing things about the current Social Security debate is the many and sometimes divergent descriptions of the program's financial problem. Numbers are thrown about fast and furious to support one side or the other's contention about the seriousness of the problem.   A few... Read More
29 Mar, 2005 - Issue Brief
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/SSBrief4--Measurement.pdf
One of the most confusing things about the current Social Security debate is the many and sometimes divergent descriptions of the program's financial problem. Numbers are thrown about fast and furious to support one side or the other's contention about the seriousness of the problem.  A... Read More