December 10, 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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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
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
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
28 Apr, 2005 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that President Bush's suggestion to reduce Social Security's long-term cost by modifying the benefit formula is a positive step in the debate over how to shore up the system's finances. “Cost saving measures are an essential part of any Social... Read More