January 26, 2015

Publications

24 Jan, 2015 - Special Publication

In a recent op-ed for the Des Moines Register, Robert Bixby, executive director of The Concord Coalition, and Maya MacGuineas, head of the Campaign to Fix the Debt, discussed the importance of presidential candidates credibly addressing the long-term challenges facing the federal budget. The op-ed can also be found here.

Concord and Fix the Debt recently launched a new initiative, "First Budget," to raise awareness of the country's fiscal...

Recent Publications

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5 Sep, 2001 - Press Release
SAN DIEGO - Robert Bixby, Executive Director of The Concord Coalition, testified today at a public hearing of the President's Commission to Strengthen Social Security in San Diego.   As the leadoff witness on the opening panel, “The Need For Reform,” Bixby emphasized that any credible plan for... Read More
27 Aug, 2001 - Press Release
WASHINGTON - In the face of new projections from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) showing a cumulative budget deficit of $19 billion over the next three fiscal years, excluding the “off-budget” Social Security surplus, The Concord Coalition today warned that Congress and the Bush... Read More
7 Aug, 2001 - Press Release
WASHINGTON - The Concord Coalition today praised the bipartisan effort of Representatives Jim Kolbe (R-AZ) and Charles Stenholm (D-TX) to inject a needed dose of reality into the Social Security reform debate by offering a plan that makes the kind of hard choices necessary to ensure the program's... Read More
30 Apr, 2001 - Press Release
WASHINGTON - The Concord Coalition today welcomed President Bush's appointment of a bipartisan Social Security commission, and expressed hope that the commission will produce a credible plan for dealing with the program's long-term challenges without resorting to accounting gimmicks or free lunch... 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
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
25 Jul, 2000 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today released a revised, election 2000 version of a brochure called “Key Questions Voters Should Ask Candidates About the Budget, Social Security and Medicare.”  The brochure, now available on-line, outlines six questions citizens and members of the media should... Read More
27 Jun, 2000 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition released a report today that reviews the major issues raised by the Social Security reform proposals of Vice President Al Gore and Texas Governor George W. Bush.  Now available on-line, the report examines the fiscal and demographic challenges facing Social... Read More
29 Mar, 2000 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition urges lawmakers not to let today's report by the Social Security Trustees obscure the need for real reform of the program.  Despite three more years of trust fund solvency, Social Security's operating balance – the difference between its anticipated outlays and... Read More
26 Oct, 1999 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition welcomed today's news that the federal government's budget deficit shrank to just $1 billion in fiscal year 1999 without counting the Social Security surplus.  However, the Coalition reminded Congress and the Administration that the surplus over and above Social... Read More