August 1, 2014

Publications

30 Jul, 2014 - Special Publication

In a letter to The Concord Monitor, Chase Hagaman, New England regional director for The Concord Coalition, urges lawmakers to change the status quo and start addressing the nation's long-term fiscal challenges. The column can also be found here.  

Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.

Congress seems to ignore this old saying when it comes to our nation's daunting fiscal...

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27 Jul, 1999 - Press Release
WASHINGTON --With the House and Senate headed toward passage of a $792 billion, 10-year tax cut, The Concord Coalition today challenged Congress and the President to make the hard choices on discretionary and entitlement spending before enacting a major tax cut.    “Cutting taxes in... Read More
20 Jul, 1999 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today urged the House of Representatives to reject the The Financial Freedom Act of 1999 (H.R. 2488) because it relies too heavily on projections of huge future budget surpluses that are unlikely to materialize, and because it devotes almost the entire non-Social... Read More
11 Jul, 1999 - Facing Facts
Encouraged by the optimism of the latest official projections, both sides in the budget debate are embracing a seductive fantasy: that we've entered a new era of guaranteed fiscal plenty in which the only important question is how to divvy up the large and growing surpluses projected over the next... Read More
5 Jul, 1999 - Facing Facts
 2010202020302040205020602070Life Expectancy at Birth (in years)            SSA's Intermediate Scenario77.878.579.379.980.581.181.6     Historical Mortality Decline78.179.380.481.582.583.684.6    ... Read More
28 Jun, 1999 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today welcomed President Clinton's Medicare reform proposal but questioned the lack of means testing and the use of projected budget surpluses as a way to finance future obligations. Concord Coalition Co-Chairs and former U.S. Senators Warren Rudman (R-N.H.) and... Read More
27 Jun, 1999 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today warned against creating new entitlements based on future budget surpluses that President Clinton projected will be $1 trillion more than previously expected. "If you do the math, you'll see that 51 percent of the $6 trillion budget surplus President... Read More
14 Jun, 1999 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today announced its strong opposition to H.R.1000, the Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR-21), because it would take the aviation trust fund "off budget." Concord opposes this proposal because it would allow virtually... Read More
8 Jun, 1999 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With the U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means holding hearings today and tomorrow on plans to reform Social Security, The Concord Coalition commends the Members of Congress who had the courage to submit bipartisan Social Security proposals that are both fiscally responsible and... Read More
25 May, 1999 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today commended the sponsors of Social Security lock box proposals, specifically bills H.R.1259 and H.R.1927, for their efforts to lock away the Social Security surplus. "Both bills would make it more difficult for Congress to pay for new spending or tax... Read More
18 May, 1999 - Facing Facts
The Social Security debate is once again veering off course--and this time Republicans are leading the way. Back in January, the President unveiled a plan that, without asking anyone to give anything up, would extend Social Security's solvency by twenty years. Now House Ways and Means Chairman Bill... Read More