November 1, 2014

Publications

28 Oct, 2014 - Special Publication

Former U.S. House members Tom Tauke (R-IA) and Leonard Boswell (D-IA), who are working with The Concord Coalition and Fix the Debt to raise awareness of the nation's fiscal challenges, wrote this recent op-ed for The Des Moines Register. The article can also be found here

Iowa plays a unique role in our nation’s politics and public policy-making. As a result, we sometimes feel inundated with politicians and political talk...

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5 May, 1999 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With the U.S. House of Representatives scheduled to vote later today on a supplemental emergency spending package for Kosovo, the Concord Coalition warned against using the Social Security surplus to fund non-emergency additions to the defense budget. Former U.S. Senators Warren... Read More
29 Mar, 1999 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition emphasized today that estimates the Social Security trust funds will be solvent until 2034 are irrelevant from an economic standpoint. In fact, the Social Security Trustees' report released today indicates that the long-term financial problems facing the program... Read More
17 Mar, 1999 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today applauded President Clinton's decision to produce a Medicare reform plan this year and urged him to combine his Medicare proposal with specific Social Security reform options that Congress can consider as a total retirement security package. "... Read More
10 Mar, 1999 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today said that the plan outlined by Republican leaders to lock away the Social Security surplus is a step in the right direction, but warned that it could prove to be more like a speed bump than a true lock box. Concord maintains that the only way to ensure... Read More
2 Mar, 1999 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today urged Congressional leaders to exclude the entire Social Security surplus from consideration in this year's budget deliberations. "The strongest possible signal Congress could send about its determination to save the Social Security surplus would... Read More
28 Feb, 1999 - Press Release
WASHINGTON--Concord Coalition Board Member Martha Phillips strongly urged Congress and the White House to avoid relying exclusively on tax increases to close the gap between future Social Security benefits and expected revenues in testimony before the Senate Special Committee on Aging today.... Read More
16 Feb, 1999 - Press Release
WASHINGTON--The Concord Coalition today urged White House and Congressional leaders to keep the focus of the Social Security debate on the necessity of making tough choices today to ensure that future generations will not saddled with an unconscionable tax burden. "Leaders of both political... 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
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