December 22, 2014


16 Dec, 2014 - Press Release

WASHINGTON -- Former U.S. Senators J. Robert Kerrey and John C. Danforth today released an update of a 1994 commission report on entitlement and tax reform and called on Americans -- particularly presidential hopefuls -- to quickly address the nation’s fiscal challenges.

A bipartisan majority of the original Kerrey-Danforth commission warned that with an aging population and rising health care costs, the country was on an unsustainable budget...

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21 Oct, 1996 - Facing Facts
In the debates as elsewhere, both Bill Clinton and Bob Dole have repeatedly sworn that the budget must be balanced. Yet neither candidate wants to talk concretely about how they would fulfill their pledge. Meanwhile, back in Washington, neither party can sustain even modest progress toward deficit... Read More
15 Oct, 1996 - Press Release
 CORRECTION: CONCORD COALITIONON DOLE MEDICARE PROPOSAL WASHINGTON -- Last Sunday (October 12, 1996), Vice President Al Gore stated on the "Meet the Press" program that the Concord Coalition has said "the consequences of this Dole plan for Medicare would be extreme," and that the results... Read More
14 Oct, 1996 - Press Release
COALITION TO RUN FULL PAGE ADS ADDRESSING QUESTIONS ON ENTITLEMENTS CLINTON AND DOLE HAVE BEEN UNWILLING TO ANSWER WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition will run full-page advertisements in the New York Times and San Diego Union Tribune prior to next Wednesday's presidential... Read More
14 Oct, 1996 - Facing Facts
Pundits wonder why Americans have become so cynical about politics. Could it be because our leaders just aren't addressing the issues that matter?Although both Bill Clinton and Bob Dole know that America's coming age wave poses unprecedented fiscal and economic challenges, they exhibit an aptitude... Read More
26 Sep, 1996 - Facing Facts
The news on Medicare is going from bad to worse. In June, Medicare's Trustees moved forward the program's projected bankruptcy date from 2002 to 2001; in August, the Ways and Means Committee released new Treasury data confirming that (in Chairman Archer's words) "Medicare is losing money at a... Read More
24 Sep, 1996 - Special Publication
The Problem:A rapidly aging population in the United States, as in most other industrialized nations, poses serious long term problems for the Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid programs. The huge baby boom generation will begin reaching retirement age in little more than a decade. By 2040,... Read More
18 Sep, 1996 - Press Release
CONCORD URGES SENATORS TO OPPOSE TRANSFER OF1993 GAS TAX INCREASE TO TRANSPORTATION TRUST FUNDS WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition Citizens Council is urging Senators to oppose legislation that would transfer the 4.3 cents-per-gallon federal gasoline tax enacted in 1993 from deficit reduction... Read More
12 Sep, 1996 - Facing Facts
The days when a proposal to expand the welfare state could get a serious hearing are long gone, right? Think again. Although both major party candidates agree that growing and untargeted benefits to the middle class must be controlled, Clinton and Dole are peddling a raft of tax favors, from the... Read More
15 Aug, 1996 - Facing Facts
On Sunday, August 4, the Concord Coalition ran a full-page ad in the New York Times telling voters to beware of candidates who promise to enact large tax cuts before the country gets its fiscal house in order. The next day, Bob Dole promised to make just such a tax cut the cornerstone of his... Read More
22 Jul, 1996 - Facing Facts
The problems facing Social Security -- massive deficits beginning just sixteen years from now, a cascading pattern of generational inequity that destines each new cohort to receive lower returns than the last, and evaporating public trust in the system -- are leading many to conclude that we should... Read More