October 25, 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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31 Jan, 2012 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that new projections by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) should spur candidates for federal office this year to provide voters with realistic proposals to deal with the country’s difficult fiscal challenges. “CBO’s new Budget and Economic Outlook... Read More
28 Dec, 2011 - Special Publication
The following Op-Ed was originally published in the Christian Science Monitor. By Diane Lim Rogers Politicians on both extremes think voters want stubborness in the budget battle. They're wrong. Congress finally broke the impasse over a temporary extension of the payroll tax in 2012, but it... Read More
26 Nov, 2011 - Special Publication
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/hansen_billings_gazette_op-ed.pdf
The following Op-Ed appeared in The Billings Gazette on November 26, 2011. By Paul HansenWithin the space of just a few days, the national debt has topped $15 trillion — about $133,000 per taxpayer — and the congressional super committee failed in its effort to lower annual deficits and reduce... Read More
22 Nov, 2011 - Issue Brief
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/finalsupercommitteeissuestatement.pdf
Many people were urging members of the deficit reduction super committee to “go big.” Now it appears that they will just go away. It’s yet another disappointment in a year that has seen many failed attempts at a “grand bargain” on fiscal policy.Unfortunately, the problem that the super committee... Read More
16 Nov, 2011 - Special Publication
The following Op-Ed was published by the Des Moines Register on November 11, 2011.By Robert L. Bixby and Sara ImhofHow much will you pay in taxes in the years ahead? What sort of health care will you and your family receive over the next decade?How much assistance will Washington give to... Read More
27 Oct, 2011 - Special Publication
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/gao_long-term_outlook_handout.pdf
  The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently issued its fall report on the federal government’s long-term fiscal outlook, providing two basic scenarios for policymakers to consider: a "baseline extended simulation" and an "alternative simulation" that relies on... Read More
27 Oct, 2011 - Press Release
DURHAM AND CONCORD, N.H. -- The University of New Hampshire’s Whittemore School of Business and Economics and School of Law, in partnership with the Concord Coalition, announce today the creation of Next Generation Matters, a series of presidential candidate conversations with students about the... Read More
6 Sep, 2011 - Special Publication
The following op-ed was published by Bloomberg Government on September 6th, 2011.By former United States Senator and Ambassador John Danforth and Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert BixbyMany Americans wonder why it’s so difficult to rein in federal spending. Perhaps they should look in the... Read More
24 Aug, 2011 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today said that updated budget projections by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) demonstrate a potential path for bringing spending and revenues closer together over the next 10 years. But the projections also underscore the need for the new congressional “... Read More
1 Aug, 2011 - Special Publication
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/bixby_imhof_guest_column.pdf
By Robert Bixby and Sara Imhof The toxic level of partisanship in Washington that threatens to throw the government into default shows why it is crucial for American voters to demand action on the enormous fiscal challenges facing the country.Our fiscal problems go far beyond the short-term... Read More