October 22, 2014

Publications

6 Oct, 2014 - Press Release

WASHINGTON -- As candidates for federal office put their fall campaigns into high gear, The Concord Coalition today released its latest “Key Questions” that voters should ask them about the nation’s fiscal challenges.

In doing so, Concord urges all candidates -- Democrats, Republicans and independents -- to provide the electorate in the next few weeks with clear explanations of how they would hold down future deficits, fix the tax system, repair entitlement programs and put the country on a more responsible path.

“Key Questions Voters Should Ask Candidates...

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30 Jun, 2010 - Special Publication
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/FinalBixbyFiscalCommissionTestimony.pdf
Exploring Solutions to Our Long-Term Fiscal ChallengesStatement of Robert L. BixbyExecutive Director, Concord CoalitionCo-Chairs Bowles and Simpson and members of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, thank you for inviting me to discuss solutions to the nation’s long-term... Read More
24 May, 2010 - Issue Brief
With pressure mounting to show progress in reining in the nation’s unsustainable structural budget deficit, Social Security reform may soon return to the policy agenda. Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush each made attempts at reforming Social Security in their second terms when they no... Read More
25 Jan, 2010 - Issue Brief
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/Debt_limit_brief_final.pdf
Before leaving town in December, Congress raised the statutory debt limit by $290 billion to $12.39 trillion. This was a short-term patch that will only provide enough borrowing authority to last until mid-February. Congress must, therefore, address the issue again as one of its first actions in... Read More
8 Sep, 2009 - Special Publication
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/KerreyRudmanHealthCareOp-ED_0_0.pdf
Whether Congress passes health care reform with a public option or a cooperative, it cannot simply assume meaningful cost control with either. Americans will suffer from any health care reform bill that expands coverage but fails to control costs. Health care is already by far the largest unfunded... Read More
25 Aug, 2009 - Press Release
With today’s release of new budget projections from the Obama administration showing deficits totaling more than $9 trillion over the next 10 years, The Concord Coalition said that cost control must be the primary focus of health care reform and called for a bipartisan deficit reduction plan.... Read More
1 Aug, 2008 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With today's release of the Bush Administration's Mid–Session Review of the federal budget projecting a nearly $500 billion deficit next year, The Concord Coalition said that presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain should step up their efforts to address the nation's... Read More
16 Jun, 2008 - Facing Facts
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/080617-facingfacts.pdf
12 Sep, 2007 - Issue Brief
Federal borrowing is once again approaching the statutory debt limit. Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson notified Congressional leaders in a letter July 30, 2007 that the statutory debt limit will be reached in early October 2007. “The actions that are available to the Treasury Department to take... Read More
28 Sep, 2006 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- Robert Bixby, Executive Director of The Concord Coalition, will testify Thursday, September 28th, before the Senate Finance Committee Subcommittee on Long-Term Growth and Debt Reduction. The hearing is entitled "America's Public Debt: How Do We Keep It From Rising.... Read More
11 Jul, 2006 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With the Bush Administration's Mid-Session Review today projecting that very strong revenue growth will cause a slight decline in the federal budget deficit--from $318 billion last year to $296 billion this year--and also projecting that the deficit will be cut in half by 2008... Read More