December 4, 2016

Publications

29 Nov, 2016 - Issue Brief

As Donald Trump prepares to become the nation’s 45th president, he must quickly turn his attention to converting campaign promises, which lacked detail, into his first budget. While presidential budgets are advisory to Congress, Republican control of both the House and Senate means that his proposals are likely to receive serious consideration. Moreover, careful scrutiny of this budget is important because history has shown that the priorities set in the first budget of a new administration tend to influence fiscal policy decisions for the next several years.

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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
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/051219%20Seven_Signs_Cover.pdf
19 Dec, 2005 - Issue Brief
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/051219%20Seven_Signs_Detailed.pdf
13 Dec, 2005 - Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – With the National Debt now exceeding $8 trillion and Congress debating proposals to add to that total, the Concord Coalition will unveil tomorrow our new business card sized debt clock. Easy to display or to wear, it approximates the debt's real time growth at $10,500 a... Read More
11 Dec, 2005 - Special Publication
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/nytimesad-051211.pdf
Congress is back in Washington to finish work on a "deficit reduction" plan. The sentiment is laudable but there is a major flaw in the plan—the deficit would go up, not down. Moreover, the suggested policy changes do not remotely begin to address the magnitude of the problem. An Unsustainable... Read More
9 Dec, 2005 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- In a full-page statement in this Sunday's New York Times (December 11, 2005), bipartisan leaders of The Concord Coalition urge elected leaders “to put the national interests ahead of partisan or parochial interests and develop a specific and realistic plan to put the country on a... Read More
29 Nov, 2005 - Special Publication
            Pete Peterson:  First, let me give you a few reassuring words about the evening.  I have an old story I use.  My wife tells me that that's a redundancy, that all my stories are very old.  But I learned something very significant when I came to New York out of Washington.  In an... Read More
15 Nov, 2005 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition announced today that Ed Lorenzen has been hired to become the organization's Policy Director. Lorenzen worked on Capitol Hill for fourteen years, focusing primarily on fiscal and economic policy. Most recently, he served as Legislative Director in the... Read More