May 25, 2017

Publications

23 May, 2017 - Press Release

WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition expressed disappointment today in President Trump’s first budget proposal, saying it relies on improbable assertions of higher economic growth and unrealistic assumptions about future spending cuts to achieve its goal of balancing the budget in 10 years.

“The driving force of deficit reduction in this budget is the supposed super-charged economic growth effect of an unspecified tax cut,” said Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert L. Bixby. “That alone calls the credibility of the budget into question.”

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Recent Publications

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5 Feb, 2007 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that the President's FY 2008 budget focuses on two appropriate goals: restoring balance by 2012 and narrowing the long-term deficit. Concord reiterated its concerns that certain key policy assumptions used by the administration to project a swift... Read More
5 Jan, 2007 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- In a full-page statement in this Sunday's New York Times (January 7, 2007), bipartisan leaders of The Concord Coalition urge the President and Congress to negotiate a bipartisan balanced budget plan using realistic cost estimates and to begin a process for addressing long-term... Read More
1 May, 2006 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With today's release of the annual Social Security and Medicare trustees' reports showing a combined long-term unfunded obligation of $15.6 trillion over 75 years in these two entitlement programs, The Concord Coalition warned that the two programs are on a fiscally... Read More
9 Feb, 2006 - Facing Facts
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/FacingFacts-060210.pdf
26 Jan, 2006 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that new projections by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) clearly demonstrate the growing budgetary challenges of an aging population and the need to confront hard policy trade-offs. With such trade-offs, the budget can be brought back into... Read More
9 Nov, 2005 - Facing Facts
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/FFQuarterly-1-3.pdf
1 Aug, 2005 - Facing Facts
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/FFQuarterly-1-2.pdf
30 Jun, 2005 - Press Release
social security reform: Is There a Bipartisan Solution? Thursday, June 30, 2005 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. CSIS 1800 K Street, N.W. B-1 conference level 8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.: Introductory Address David Walker Comptroller General, GAO 9:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m... Read More
29 Apr, 2005 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that President Bush's suggestion to reduce Social Security's long-term cost by modifying the benefit formula is a positive step in the debate over how to shore up the system's finances. “Cost saving measures are an essential part of any Social... Read More
26 Apr, 2005 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- As the Senate Finance Committee holds their hearing to evaluate different plans to fix Social Security, The Concord Coalition today released a Social Security Policy Brief reminding lawmakers that there is no "free lunch" when designing such plans. "Nothing... Read More