February 26, 2017

Publications

31 Jan, 2017 - Issue Brief

On Jan. 24, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its budget and economic projections for the next 10 years showing a $9.4 trillion cumulative increase in budget deficits. The projections assume that current law remains in place.

The Concord Coalition urges President Trump and the new Congress to be mindful of three key points derived from CBO reports:   

1. Absent serious policy changes, fiscal policy will remain on an unsustainable course.

2. Population...

Recent Publications

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12 Jul, 2005 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With today's release of the Bush Administration's Mid-Session Review projecting a decline in the federal budget deficit, from $412 billion last year to $333 billion this year, The Concord Coalition warned lawmakers not to use this welcome news as an excuse to enact new tax cuts... Read More
6 Jul, 2005 - Issue Brief
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/SSBrief9--Tax-Cap.pdf
 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.  This... Read More
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 - 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
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 - 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
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