February 13, 2016


9 Feb, 2016 - Press Release

WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that while President Obama’s proposed budget would lower projected deficits and keep the debt stable as a share of the economy over the next 10 years, it would do so with a mix of policy options that have no chance of being enacted by a Republican Congress and would not, in any event, put the debt on a sustainable downward path.

“The budget leaves in place a dynamic that will be increasingly difficult, if not impossible, to maintain,” said Robert L. Bixby,...

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16 Sep, 1998 - Press Release
WASHINGTON--While Congress debates tax cuts and spending increases, the Concord Coalition today reminded lawmakers that the budget surplus projected for this year and the next decade is already earmarked--for Social Security. "Policy makers who are lining up to spend those so-called budget... Read More
15 Sep, 1998 - Facing Facts
It's election season and tax cuts are in the air. So who stands to get a break? What about America's most heavily voting group--affluent seniors?Reportedly, some legislators are floating a proposal to repeal the 85-percent tier of the Social Security benefit tax. They would thereby undo one of the... Read More
13 Sep, 1998 - Press Release
WASHINGTON--Budget discipline for spending and revenues are both in jeopardy, according to the Concord Coalition, a bipartisan budget watchdog. As Congress and the Administration rush to cut end-of-session budget deals, Concord warns there will be a strong temptation to dip into projected budget... Read More
10 Sep, 1998 - Facing Facts
 A new idea is in the air: raising the share of earnings that is subject to Social Security FICA taxes. The idea is especially appealing to defenders of the status quo. Here, they think, is something that would help put Social Security on a sounder financial footing--and do so without raising... Read More
2 Sep, 1998 - Press Release
WASHINGTON-The Concord Coalition is one of 12 nonprofit advocacy organizations that rated as "most influential" according to a study released today. Susan Rees, an independent researcher in Washington, wrote the study based on a survey of Congressional and administration officials. The... Read More
13 Aug, 1998 - Facing Facts
Back when Social Security was widely regarded as a rock-solid and faultless institution, reform advocates used to phrase their critique in terms of "myths." The idea was to expose as fictions what defenders of the status quo were passing off as facts.Perhaps it's a sign of the public's growing... Read More
9 Jul, 1998 - Facing Facts
Recent news stories have observed that the number of U.S. children under age eighteen is due to hit a record high in 1998--edging past the previous high reached back in the 1960s when Boomers were kids. While conceding it will be expensive to raise and educate this abundant "Millennial Generation... Read More
28 Jun, 1998 - Facing Facts
On July 1, the Concord Coalition and the AARP will co-host the second in their series of national forums on Social Security. The forum will explore the future of retirement in the next century--and place the debate over Social Security in a broader context.Much of the public equates America's... Read More
25 Jun, 1998 - Press Release
WASHINGTON--A delegation of bipartisan congressional leaders will join Vice President Al Gore at "The Great Social Security Debate," a national forum cosponsored by AARP and the Concord Coalition, on Wednesday, July 1, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Rhodes on-the-Pawtuxet in Cranston, R.I.... Read More
23 Jun, 1998 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- Senators John Chafee (R-R.I.) and Jack Reed (D-R.I.) will attend the Concord Coalition's new interactive entitlement reform exercise, Just Generations, on Tuesday, June 30, from 3-6:30 p.m., in the Student Union Ballroom at Rhode Island College in Providence, R.I. Just Generations... Read More