August 23, 2014

Publications

11 Aug, 2014 - Special Publication

Sara Imhof, The Concord Coalition's director for education and grassroots advocacy, wrote this op-ed, which was published Sunday in North Carolina's Salisbury Post.

North Carolina can take pride in being one of the states to which seniors and people nearing retirement are flocking. They appreciate its southern charm, lower-than-average cost of living, and of course the opportunity to enjoy beaches and mountains and everything in between.

As a result, the state’s...

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8 Dec, 1999 - Facing Facts
The FY 2000 budget provides for $8.7 billion in "emergency" farm spending, a record aid package that comes on top of $6.5 billion in emergency spending in the FY 1999 budget. Many are pointing to these "bailouts" as evidence that America's farm safety net is in tatters-and are calling for repeal of... Read More
1 Nov, 1999 - Facing Facts
Amid much fanfare, the Social Security Administration recently began mailing working Americans a document entitled "Your Social Security Statement." According to SSA, the annual statement will educate workers about Social Security and, by providing estimates of future benefits, help them plan for... 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
24 Oct, 1999 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that President Clinton's proposal to credit the Social Security trust fund with future general revenues, thereby extending its “solvency” to 2050, is a hollow attempt at reform because it would do nothing to improve the program's bottom line.  Worse... Read More
18 Oct, 1999 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- Concord Coalition Co-Chairmen Warren Rudman and Sam Nunn and President Peter Peterson announced today that effective immediately, Robert L. Bixby has been appointed Executive Director and Paula Price has been named Director of Operations of the fiscal watchdog group.  Bixby and Price... Read More
26 Sep, 1999 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- On the heels of President Clinton's remarks this morning touting a “larger than projected” surplus and calling on Republicans to help him “save Social Security with a lockbox,” The Concord Coalition today warned that surplus euphoria and lockbox rhetoric are no substitutes for real... Read More
8 Sep, 1999 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- On the heels of its recent National Debt Clock tour, the Concord Coalition reminded lawmakers today that the long-term economic benefits of paying down the mounting federal debt outweigh the short-term benefits of permanent spending increases or huge tax cuts.            The... Read More
29 Aug, 1999 - Facing Facts
After repudiating the reform plan of the recent Medicare Commission on the grounds that it did too little to ensure the program's long-term sustain-ability, the White House has come up with a plan that would do nothing to ensure it. Indeed, the White House plan would make the problem worse by... Read More
19 Aug, 1999 - Press Release
WASHINGTON --  The Concord Coalition's National Debt Clock – an oversized electronic scoreboard that ticks off the growth of our $5.6 trillion national debt at $3,517 per second  – will visit communities in Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Texas, Tennessee and Louisiana over the last two weeks of the... Read More
13 Aug, 1999 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition has placed a full-page advertisement in this Sunday's New York Times (August 15, 1999) urging President Clinton and Members of Congress not to squander the surplus, and to fix Social Security and Medicare first.            The ad is signed by Concord Co-Chairs... Read More