September 2, 2014

Publications

27 Aug, 2014 - Press Release

WASHINGTON -- While there has been some recent good news for the federal budget, The Concord Coalition said today that updated projections from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) should remind policymakers that the aging of the population is dramatically but predictably reshaping government spending and fiscal reforms are the only way to prevent the negative economic consequences.

“Despite a slowing of health care inflation and lower annual deficits since their heights during the recession, the CBO’s projections demonstrate that our basic structural problem remains -- growth in...

Recent Publications

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25 Aug, 2003 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition warned lawmakers today that new projections released by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) confirm the need for tough choices to bring the budget back into balance. As demonstrated by a series of alternative assumptions in the CBO report,... Read More
4 Mar, 2003 - Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - March 5, 2003  The Committee for Economic Development (CED) and the Concord Coalition today held a press conference and released a joint statement on the federal budget and the nation's economic future.  The statement says, in part:   "The Concord Coalition and... Read More
24 Jun, 2002 - Press Release
WASHINGTON --  The Concord Coalition today urged the House of Representatives to join the Senate in approving an increase in the statutory debt limit. According to Treasury officials, the current $5.95 trillion debt limit will be reached by the end of the week. Without additional borrowing... Read More
15 May, 2002 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With the Treasury Secretary again forced to take extraordinary measures to avoid breaching the $5.95 trillion statutory debt limit, The Concord Coalition said today that Congress should prevent an unnecessary debt crisis -- now estimated to hit in June -- by swiftly approving an... Read More
8 Sep, 1999 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- On the heels of its recent National Debt Clock tour, the Concord Coalition reminded lawmakers today that the long-term economic benefits of paying down the mounting federal debt outweigh the short-term benefits of permanent spending increases or huge tax cuts.            The... Read More
20 Jul, 1999 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today urged the House of Representatives to reject the The Financial Freedom Act of 1999 (H.R. 2488) because it relies too heavily on projections of huge future budget surpluses that are unlikely to materialize, and because it devotes almost the entire non-Social... Read More
29 Sep, 1998 - Press Release
WASHINGTON--Despite claims the country is wiping away 30 years of red ink, the national debt continues to grow. While politicians of both parties take credit for a budget "surplus," the national debt has grown by over $110 billion ($110,639,535,002.46) so far in fiscal year 1998. With... Read More