January 16, 2017

Publications

10 Jan, 2017 - Issue Brief

President-elect Donald Trump and the new Congress have many challenges to tackle. Hovering over all of them is our nation’s unsustainable fiscal policy.

New proposals, whether on the spending or tax side of the budget, will not be credible if they rely on an infusion of ever-mounting debt.

The Concord Coalition offers three suggestions to guide policies in the coming months:

  • Approve a Fiscal Year 2018 Congressional Budget Resolution with input from the administration that puts the debt on a downward path relative to the economy...

Recent Publications

The Concord Coalition has an extensive collection of published materials. Use the menu system on the left of the page as well as the filters below to further refine your search. To recieve email alerts when we publish new Briefs or Releases, sign up for our mailing list.

5 Jul, 2005 - Special Publication
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/SSBrief9--Tax-Cap_0.pdf
Issue #9 One of the most popular ideas for helping to solve Social Security's long-term financing problem is to make more of the earnings of higher income workers taxable. Under current law the Social Security tax will be levied on covered earnings up to $90,000 this year.[1] This amount,... Read More
30 Jun, 2005 - Special Publication
Relevant Numbers on Federal Debt $9,397,050,054,722.90 March 12, 2008  The National Debt: As of March 12, 2008, the total outstanding debt was $9.397 trillion, which is approximately 66% of U.S. Gross Domestic Product.  This amounts to a share of over $30,000 per citizen.   The... Read More
30 Jun, 2005 - Special Publication
Event Transcript Video Feeds:Welcome Address By Richard Jackson and Bob BixbyIntroduction By David Walker, Comptroller General of the United StatesPanel Discussion 1, "The Dimensions of the Problem -- and Possible Solutions"Panel Discussion 2, "Fashioning a Grand Compromise"Keynote... Read More
29 Jun, 2005 - Press Release
social security reform: Is There a Bipartisan Solution? Thursday, June 30, 2005 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. CSIS 1800 K Street, N.W. B-1 conference level 8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.: Introductory Address David Walker Comptroller General, GAO 9:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m... Read More
22 Jun, 2005 - Issue Brief
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/SSBrief8--Voluntary-or-Mandatory.pdf
 Participation in Social Security is mandatory.  If a worker is employed in a job that is "covered" by the system, he or she must pay the Social Security tax.  This has been a requirement of the system since its inception.  The premise was that it had to be... Read More
22 Jun, 2005 - Press Release
JOINT STATEMENT ON THE NEED FOR PAY-AS-YOU-GO DISCIPLINE The five organizations joining in this statement have warned that large, chronic budget deficits pose a threat to the economic health of our nation. For that reason, we are increasingly alarmed at the apparent willingness of lawmakers to... Read More
22 Jun, 2005 - Special Publication
The five organizations joining in this statement have warned that large, chronic budget deficits pose a threat to the economic health of our nation. For that reason, we are increasingly alarmed at the apparent willingness of lawmakers to propose new initiatives, without offsets, that would... Read More
21 Jun, 2005 - Special Publication
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/SSBrief8--Voluntary-or-Mandatory_0.pdf
Issue #8 Participation in Social Security is mandatory. If a worker is employed in a job that is "covered" by the system, he or she must pay the Social Security tax. This has been a requirement of the system since its inception. The premise was that it had to be mandatory if it was to be... Read More
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
9 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