January 18, 2017

Publications

10 Jan, 2017 - Issue Brief

President-elect Donald Trump and the new Congress have many challenges to tackle. Hovering over all of them is our nation’s unsustainable fiscal policy.

New proposals, whether on the spending or tax side of the budget, will not be credible if they rely on an infusion of ever-mounting debt.

The Concord Coalition offers three suggestions to guide policies in the coming months:

  • Approve a Fiscal Year 2018 Congressional Budget Resolution with input from the administration that puts the debt on a downward path relative to the economy...

Recent Publications

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7 Jul, 2003 - Facing Facts
Amid all the congressional debate and media coverage, it's amazing that almost no one has stopped to ask how the prescription drug benefit being rushed into law will affect the solvency of the Medicare trust fund.The answer is that it will have no effect at all--and that nonnews is big news indeed... Read More
25 Jun, 2003 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With Congress debating plans to greatly expand Medicare by adding a prescription drug benefit, The Concord Coalition said today that trade-offs should be made to help rein in the program's already unsustainable long-term cost. In that regard, The Concord Coalition praised... Read More
20 Jun, 2003 - Facing Facts
Last year, Congress stepped back from the fiscal brink just as it was poised to pass a vast new Medicare prescription drug entitlement. This year, Congress seems determined to take the leap. The drug legislation now gathering momentum in the Senate and House represents the biggest benefit expansion... Read More
12 Jun, 2003 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- As Congress debates legislation this month to expand Medicare by adding a prescription drug benefit, The Concord Coalition urges lawmakers to carefully weigh three key points before rushing a bill to the President's desk:   Medicare already promises more than it can afford... Read More
19 May, 2003 - Special Publication
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/chart3-132.pdf
19 May, 2003 - Special Publication
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/charttalk%2040-87.pdf
19 May, 2003 - Special Publication
The latest Trustees report on Social Security's financial condition shows that its cash income, mostly from payroll taxes, will cover expenses until 2018, one year later than last year's projection. It also shows that Social Security's trust funds will be depleted in 2042, also one year later... Read More
14 May, 2003 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With the Senate expected to vote today on a proposal to phase out dividend taxation over four years and then "sunset" the provision so that dividends would suddenly be taxed again in 2007, The Concord Coalition said that the use of “sunsets” to artificially reduce the... Read More
29 Apr, 2003 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition's President, Peter G. Peterson, will testify before the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services today.  Peterson will review the grave deterioration in the budget outlook over the past two years and the long-term injury resurgent deficits threaten to... Read More
19 Mar, 2003 - Facing Facts
 The 2003 Trustees' reports, released this week, confirm that senior entitlements are unsustainable without major reform. According to the Trustees, the cost of Social Security and Medicare is due to grow from 7 to 16 percent of GDP by 2075. The increase alone--9 percent of GDP--is two and one... Read More