July 22, 2014

Publications

15 Jul, 2014 - Press Release

WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that new long-term projections from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) underscore the need for Washington to move beyond today’s overly partisan environment to pursue broad fiscal reforms.

“In looking out beyond the usual 10-year frame for analysis of budget trends, the CBO’s annual report on the long-term outlook is an invaluable reminder that elected officials in both parties must spend less time cooking up budget gimmicks and more time working together to figure out how to put the...

Recent Publications

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5 Apr, 2011 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today commended House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) for putting forward a serious proposal to reduce projected deficits by more than $1.6 trillion over the coming decade. Concord cautioned, however, that the proposal’s policy mix is unlikely to... Read More
2 Feb, 2011 - Press Release
 WASHINGTON -- Citizen groups originally convened by The Concord Coalition today called on Congress and President Obama to produce “a bold, comprehensive plan to avoid an explosion of federal debt that could devastate the economy, weaken our national security and unfairly... Read More
17 Nov, 2010 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today gave high marks to a budget plan released by the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Debt Reduction Task Force and encouraged elected officials and the American public to carefully consider its proposals. “This is a credible and comprehensive path to a more... Read More
16 Nov, 2010 - Special Publication
This article originally appeared in the New Hampshire Union Leader on Nov. 16, 2010.By Ross Gittell and Robert L. BixbyWITH THE midterm elections over, aspiring presidential hopefuls will soon be arriving in New Hampshire to test-market themes for the 2012 contest. But as the recent election... Read More
7 Sep, 2010 - Issue Brief
With its August update of the Budget and Economic Outlook, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has thrown sand into the political gears of both parties as they hone their fiscal policy arguments for the November elections. Based on CBO’s analysis, permanent deficit-financed tax cuts are not... Read More
30 Jun, 2010 - Special Publication
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/FinalBixbyFiscalCommissionTestimony.pdf
Exploring Solutions to Our Long-Term Fiscal ChallengesStatement of Robert L. BixbyExecutive Director, Concord CoalitionCo-Chairs Bowles and Simpson and members of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, thank you for inviting me to discuss solutions to the nation’s long-term... Read More
24 May, 2010 - Issue Brief
With pressure mounting to show progress in reining in the nation’s unsustainable structural budget deficit, Social Security reform may soon return to the policy agenda. Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush each made attempts at reforming Social Security in their second terms when they no... Read More
25 Jan, 2010 - Issue Brief
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/Debt_limit_brief_final.pdf
Before leaving town in December, Congress raised the statutory debt limit by $290 billion to $12.39 trillion. This was a short-term patch that will only provide enough borrowing authority to last until mid-February. Congress must, therefore, address the issue again as one of its first actions in... Read More
8 Sep, 2009 - Special Publication
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/KerreyRudmanHealthCareOp-ED_0_0.pdf
Whether Congress passes health care reform with a public option or a cooperative, it cannot simply assume meaningful cost control with either. Americans will suffer from any health care reform bill that expands coverage but fails to control costs. Health care is already by far the largest unfunded... Read More
25 Aug, 2009 - Press Release
With today’s release of new budget projections from the Obama administration showing deficits totaling more than $9 trillion over the next 10 years, The Concord Coalition said that cost control must be the primary focus of health care reform and called for a bipartisan deficit reduction plan.... Read More