October 20, 2014

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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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13 Mar, 1997 - Press Release
WASHINGTON--The budget plan recently introduced by the House Democratic Blue Dog Coalition deserves "widespread support" from members of Congress who are serious about balancing the budget and keeping it balanced, according to an analysis of the plan released today by the Concord... Read More
3 Mar, 1997 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- In the wake of today's defeat of the balanced budget amendment, the Concord Coalition Citizens Council is challenging the president and Congress to enact legislation that would balance the budget by 2002, even with out being forced to by a constitutional mandate. "The last... Read More
26 Feb, 1997 - Facing Facts
To every member of the Senate: On the eve of a vote that could decide the fate of the Balanced Budget Amendment (BBA), we ask you to reflect on what is at stake. We remind you that the federal deficit has become both a symbol of government's chronic failu re to achieve its goals and a growing... Read More
25 Feb, 1997 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today hailed the "Blue Dog" budget proposal as having all the earmarks of a credible and sustainable balanced budget plan. "At first glance, the Blue Dog plan appears to set the high standard by which other Congressional plans to balance the... Read More
17 Feb, 1997 - Facing Facts
Last week, Senator Byron Dorgan and several like-minded colleagues held a news conference at which they warned that if the balanced budget amendment (BBA) does not exempt Social Security it will somehow nullify the program's trust-fund surpluses and prevent Congress from paying promised benefits... Read More
2 Feb, 1997 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today released a list of 10 criteria by which to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of budget plans that will be proposed in coming weeks by President Clinton, Members of Congress and assorted public policy groups, including the Concord Coalition. A "Yes... Read More
27 Jan, 1997 - Facing Facts
In a proposal the Washington Post calls a "gimmick so transparent and crude as to give gimmickry a bad name," the White House would fend off Medicare's looming insolvency by shifting more than $50 billion in home health care outlays from its Hospital Insu rance (HI) trust fund, which by law must be... Read More
22 Jan, 1997 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today released the following statement regarding the death of Paul Tsongas. Tsongas, co-founder of the Coalition, will be buried today in his hometown of Lowell, Massachusetts. "The death of Paul Tsongas will be deeply felt by every member of the... Read More
9 Jan, 1997 - Facing Facts
Each year, the Trustees calculate a measure of Social Security's long-term fiscal health called its "actuarial balance." In 1996, this balance was determined to be minus 2.2 percent of taxable payroll. In theory, this is the total amount by which we would have to raise taxes or cut benefits,... Read More
6 Jan, 1997 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition Citizens Council has released its fourth annual "Tough Choices" deficit reduction scorecard, which ranks members of Congress on their fiscal responsibility. Making the normally demanding job of devising a scorecard even more difficult this year,... Read More