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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.”


Recent Publications

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12 Jul, 2000 - Facing Facts
 President Clinton has just dusted off and reissued his proposal to shore up Social Security by double-counting its trust-fund interest. Vice President Gore has made the proposal the centerpiece of his own Social Security reform plan. And now both the President and the Vice President want to... Read More
27 Jun, 2000 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition released a report today that reviews the major issues raised by the Social Security reform proposals of Vice President Al Gore and Texas Governor George W. Bush.  Now available on-line, the report examines the fiscal and demographic challenges facing Social... Read More
25 Jun, 2000 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition urged Congress and the Administration to use the larger-than-expected budget surplus for savings rather than rushing to spend it or give it away in tax cuts.  While heartened by the good news, Concord warned that the $1.9 trillion 10-year surplus announced... Read More
29 May, 2000 - Facing Facts
 The news about Medicare seems to get better and better. After slowing in 1998, spending actually declined in 1999 for the first time in the program's history. Meanwhile, the projected bankruptcy of Medicare's Hospital Insurance (HI) trust fund has receded by nearly twenty-five years, from... Read More
18 Apr, 2000 - Facing Facts
There are two things everybody knows about Social Security-and they are directly contradictory. The first is that its benefits are written into law. This "guarantee" is why financial planners take Social Security benefits for granted, why private employers structure their pension plans around them... Read More
2 Apr, 2000 - Facing Facts
For the third year in a row, Social Security's projected bankruptcy date has receded-from 2029 in the Trustees' 1997 annual report to 2037 in the 2000 report released last week. Many are taking this to mean that the long-term outlook for Social Security has improved. Not so. Trust-fund solvency... Read More
29 Mar, 2000 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition urges lawmakers not to let today's report by the Social Security Trustees obscure the need for real reform of the program.  Despite three more years of trust fund solvency, Social Security's operating balance – the difference between its anticipated outlays and... Read More
28 Mar, 2000 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- As the U.S. House of Representatives prepares to vote on an emergency supplemental appropriations package for fiscal year 2000 (HR 3908), The Concord Coalition urges lawmakers not to use the projected non-Social Security surplus for spending that does not constitute a true emergency... Read More
22 Mar, 2000 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- As the House of Representatives prepares to vote on the Concurrent Budget Resolution (H. Con. Res. 290), The Concord Coalition today announced that it favors the alternative plan offered by the Blue Dog Coalition over the Republican Budget Resolution and the four other alternatives... Read More
19 Mar, 2000 - Facing Facts
The House has voted unanimously to repeal the Social Security "earnings test," which withholds benefits from some working seniors. The measure is due to come up shortly in the Senate, where it enjoys overwhelming support; the President has promised to sign it. There are good reasons to get rid of... Read More