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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10 Sep, 2012 - Special Publication
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/politico_ad_090612d.pdf
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has repeatedly warned that policy changes must be made to prevent spiraling debt from harming our nation’s economic future. Credit rating agencies have warned that the growth of debt must be reduced to avoid a downgrade.   Experts from across the... Read More
22 Aug, 2012 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that new projections by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) underscore the need for Washington to commit to long-term fiscal reforms while dealing with this year’s looming budget decisions. Concord said the new numbers should also provide a sobering... Read More
5 Jun, 2012 - Press Release
Washington -- The Concord Coalition said today that new long-term projections from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) highlight the need for broad fiscal reforms -- and show how disconnected today’s political debates are from the key issues involved in putting the federal budget on a... Read More
20 May, 2012 - Special Publication
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/bixby_nashua_telegraph.pdf
The following op-ed by Robert L. Bixby was published in the Nashua Telegraph on May 20, 2012 Guest Commentary Elected officials face some big fiscal decisions this year. Should cuts in federal income taxes and Social Security taxes be extended? Should “automatic” spending cuts be allowed to take... Read More
18 Apr, 2012 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today commended Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad for proposing a comprehensive fiscal reform plan based on the recommendations of a bipartisan majority of the Simpson-Bowles commission. “The easy course for Senator Conrad would have been to... Read More
17 Apr, 2012 - Special Publication
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/bixby_politico_4_17.pdf
The following Op-Ed by Robert Bixby was published by Politico on April 17, 2012 An ironic consequence of the dueling fiscal plans put forward this year by President Barack Obama and House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) is that, taken together, they illustrate why Erskine Bowles... Read More
28 Mar, 2012 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today praised a bipartisan deficit-reduction plan in the House that is based on principles outlined by the Simpson-Bowles commission. Representatives Jim Cooper (D-Tenn.) and Steven LaTourette (R-Ohio) offered the plan as an amendment to the budget... Read More
20 Mar, 2012 - Issue Brief
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/highwaybill3.6.12.pdf
Over the past several weeks, there has been a flurry of activity on Capitol Hill as Congress considers legislation to reauthorize federal surface transportation programs. The previous authorization bill was enacted in 2005 and expired in 2009. Since then, Congress has approved several... Read More
27 Feb, 2012 - Issue Brief
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/structuraldeficits_0.pdf
I. What’s a structural deficit? One possible response to the recent spike in federal budget deficits -- from $161 billion in 2007 to more than $1 trillion in each of the last three years is: Don’t worry. It’s all caused by the bad economy. When the economy recovers, we’ll be fine. This line of... Read More
13 Feb, 2012 - Press Release
The Concord Coalition today gave mixed reviews to President Obama’s proposed budget for the 2013 Fiscal Year, praising its recommendations to broaden the tax base and achieve incremental Medicare savings but lamenting the lack of a greater commitment to broader structural reforms that his... Read More