December 23, 2014

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16 Dec, 2014 - Special Publication

Former U.S. Senator and Concord Coalition Co-Chair Bob Kerrey and former U.S. Senator Jack Danforth have updated their findings from their 1994 commission on entitlement and tax reform, and found that even after two decades, "current trends are not sustainable." The full report, which was developed with assistance from The Concord Coalition, can be found here. A video of the program featuring the former Senators releasing the updated report can be viewed...

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17 Mar, 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 need... Read More
16 Mar, 1998 - Press Release
Click this link to read the 1997 Scorecard. WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition Citizens Council today released its fifth annual Tough Choices Deficit Reduction Scorecard, which scores members of Congress on their fiscal responsibility during the 1997 congressional session. The Citizens... Read More
9 Feb, 1998 - Facing Facts
By proposing that "every penny" of prospective budget surpluses be placed in a "reserve" to help ensure Social Security's long-term solvency, President Clinton has seized the budgetary high ground. He has also struck a responsive chord with the American people, who understand that something needs... Read More
8 Feb, 1998 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- President Clinton today announced that he has invited the Concord Coalition and the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) to co-host a non-partisan conference on the future of Social Security on April 7 in Kansas City, Mo. The conference, which President Clinton will... Read More
1 Feb, 1998 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today disputed claims that there will be a federal budget surplus by 1999, pointing out that the projected surplus is only reached by borrowing Social Security's annual surplus revenue to fund other government programs. While today's projections from the... Read More
27 Jan, 1998 - Press Release
WASHINGTON--President Clinton announced during last night's State of the Union address that he has asked the Concord Coalition and the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) to co-host a series of bipartisan conferences with the White House on the future of Social Security. President... Read More
24 Jan, 1998 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition has placed an advertisement in this Sunday's (Jan. 25) New York Times urging President Clinton and members of Congress to use restraint when considering what to do with any projected budget surpluses. The advertisement is signed by Concord Co-Chairs and former... Read More
18 Jan, 1998 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition will host a briefing focusing on the budget surplus debate on Thursday, Jan. 22, beginning at 9:00 a.m., in room B-369 of the Rayburn House Office Building. Forecasts of a potential budget surplus have kindled a vigorous debate over what to do with the... Read More
14 Jan, 1998 - Facing Facts
Are veterans with smoking-related ailments eligible for "service-connected" disability benefits? Until a few years ago, the answer was: Of course not. But in 1993, VA legal experts ruled they should be. Then, just last summer, the VA General Counsel confirmed this ruling and instructed the VA to... Read More
7 Jan, 1998 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today urged Congress and the president to run budget surpluses at least as large as Social Security's annual surplus, which has been borrowed each year since 1983 to mask the size of annual budget deficits. While the latest projections from the Congressional... Read More