October 23, 2016


19 Oct, 2016 - Press Release

WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition expressed disappointment Wednesday night that neither of the candidates in the final presidential debate provided voters with credible and specific proposals for putting the federal debt on a sustainable path.

“Donald Trump’s suggestion this evening that economic growth alone can solve the problem is not realistic and can hardly be called a plan,” said Robert L. Bixby, Concord’s executive director. “And while Hillary Clinton’s proposals were more specific, the higher taxes that she suggested would be used for new spending...

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11 Mar, 2001 - Press Release
  WASHINGTON - Congress and the Bush administration face the critical challenge this year of adopting a framework for using near-term budget surpluses to help fill the huge long-term gaps in federal entitlement programs and household savings, and to best further our continued economic well... Read More
7 Mar, 2001 - Press Release
WASHINGTON --  Concord Coalition leaders Warren Rudman, Sam Nunn, Peter Peterson, Robert Rubin and Paul Volcker will hold a press conference entitled “Saving For The Future:  Budget Policy, Tax Cuts & The Surplus” Monday, March 12, at 9 a.m. in the Holeman Lounge at the National Press Club... Read More
30 Jan, 2001 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition urged Congress and the new Administration to proceed with great caution as they consider what to do with the $3.1 trillion non-Social Security surplus projected today by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). With two-thirds -- or $2.1 trillion -- of that amount... Read More
28 Jan, 2001 - Facing Facts
An HHS-appointed Medicare Technical Review Panel charged with evaluating the methods and assumptions underlying the Trustees' projections has released its final report. Its main conclusion: The Trustees are greatly underestimating Medicare's long-term cost. The Concord Coalition applauds the Panel... Read More
25 Jan, 2001 - Press Release
WASHINGTON --  The Concord Coalition is proud to announce that former U.S. Senator Bob Kerrey (D-NE) has joined Concord's Board of Directors.  Kerrey served his home state of Nebraska as Governor from 1983-87 and as U.S. Senator for two terms, from 1989 to 2001.  He currently serves as President of... Read More
20 Dec, 2000 - Facing Facts
SSA recently released its FY 2000 financial statement, or "Performance and Accountability Report." The report is the first to reflect new federal accounting rules, years in the making, that are supposed to ensure a more complete and accurate presentation of the government's long-term financial... Read More
10 Oct, 2000 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today released an issue brief that describes how Texas Governor George W. Bush and Vice President Al Gore plan to use the projected budget surplus.  Entitled “The Surplus Field of Dreams: Build it and they will come,” the brief and accompanying chart (Requires... Read More
5 Oct, 2000 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition warned today that if discretionary spending continues to grow at the same rate it has in recent years, two-thirds of the projected 10-year non-Social Security surplus would disappear.   “There is a fiscal disconnect between Washington and the campaign... Read More
3 Oct, 2000 - Facing Facts
This presidential debates are underscoring important differences in the candidates' budget plans. The public, however, may be missing a fundamental similarity. Both candidates assume that we've entered an era of guaranteed fiscal plenty in which the only hard choice is how to divvy up a large and... Read More
28 Sep, 2000 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition has placed a full-page advertisement in this Sunday's New York Times (October 1, 2000) offering voters hard facts and five questions to ask the candidates about Social Security reform.          The ad is signed by Concord Coalition Co-Chairs, former Senators... Read More