October 1, 2014

Publications

28 Sep, 2014 - Special Publication

In an op-ed for The Tampa Tribune, Marc Goldwein, senior policy director for the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, and Robert Bixby, executive director of The Concord Coalition, state the need for lawmakers to enact serious fiscal reform by setting priorities, avoiding gimmicks and making difficult choices. The op-ed can also be found here

Tomorrow night, Goldwein and Bixby will participate in a public forum with former...

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1 Feb, 1999 - Facing Facts
There is much to welcome in President Clinton's plan for "saving" Social Security and Medicare. It is more concrete than expected. And, with its provisions for investing in stocks and setting up personal accounts, it acknowledges that reform must look beyond today's pay-as-you-go paradigm.... Read More
27 Jan, 1999 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition expressed concern today that optimistic budget projections, expected to be released in the coming week, will lead politicians of both parties to make fiscally irresponsible choices. "The Concord Coalition has long warned against spending tomorrow's income... Read More
26 Jan, 1999 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- Concord Coalition Executive Director Martha Phillips endorsed several federal budget process changes before a joint hearing of the Senate Budget and Governmental Affairs Committees today. "Although Concord is heartened to see that, at least on a unified basis, the budget has... Read More
25 Jan, 1999 - Facing Facts
Earlier this month, the National Academy on an Aging Society, a policy institute established by the Gerontological Society of America, released a report entitled Demography is Not Destiny. The study, widely quoted in the news media, argues that the public has been misled about the size and... Read More
20 Jan, 1999 - Facing Facts
With the National Bipartisan Commission on the Future of Medicare due to release its report on March 1, federal health benefit spending on the elderly is again in the news. That's a good thing for the debate over Social Security reform, which cannot proceed intelligently unless we understand how... Read More
19 Jan, 1999 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that President Clinton's State of the Union proposals regarding Social Security are best viewed as an opening bid in a political negotiation. The bipartisan group advocating fiscal responsibility noted that when viewed from that perspective, advocates... Read More
5 Jan, 1999 - Press Release
WASHINGTON--Earlier today, the White House announced that there will be at least a $76 billion budget surplus for the 1999 fiscal year. The Concord Coalition, a nonpartisan group advocating fiscal discipline, today reminded the leadership of both parties that the federal government is still... Read More
7 Dec, 1998 - Facing Facts
With this week's White House Conference inaugurating a year of decision on Social Security, America is finally waking up to the challenge of the age wave. As the debate turns to the merits and mechanics of specific reform proposals, the Concord Coalition urges policy leaders not to lose sight of... Read More
6 Dec, 1998 - Press Release
WASHINGTON--The Concord Coalition today urged all participants in the White House Conference on Social Security to address the program's long-term problems in a constructive and bipartisan manner. "While there is not an immediate crisis, Social Security reform is on the political agenda... Read More
2 Dec, 1998 - Facing Facts
Each day Americans are becoming better versed in all the problems, from generational inequity to declining trust in government, that call for big changes in Social Security. Three-quarters of the public now agree that the program will eventually require reform -- and two-thirds say that it is "in... Read More