August 31, 2014

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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...

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13 May, 2011 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said that today’s release of the annual Social Security and Medicare Trustees Report is a timely reminder of how important cost-saving reform of these two vital programs is to the nation’s fiscal outlook. Concord urged lawmakers now deliberating long-term budget... Read More
3 May, 2011 - Issue Brief
As the President and Congress consider deficit reduction options and an increase in the debt limit, budget process proposals have recently become popular on Capitol Hill. In the last several months, President Obama has proposed a "debt failsafe" trigger, The Bipartisan Policy Center proposed a... Read More
13 Apr, 2011 - Press Release
 WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today applauded the call by President Obama to begin high-level, bipartisan negotiations on a comprehensive plan to tackle federal deficits and the country’s long-term fiscal challenges. While there is still a big gap in specificity on the policies... Read More
13 Apr, 2011 - Special Publication
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/Bixby_ABC_OpEd.pdf
Fortunately, there are many possible solutions to the enormous fiscal and economic challenges facing the country. But they will require political courage, bipartisan cooperation and the active support of voters around the country.Because the projected federal deficits are so large, we need to... Read More
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23 Mar, 2011 - Issue Brief
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/RyansDilemmaIssueBrief_0.pdf
* Updated based on the CBO Preliminary Analysis of the President’s Budget released on March 18 As the new chairman of the House Budget Committee, Paul Ryan faces a daunting task in producing a budget resolution that satisfies the policy goals of House Republicans -- especially the new members... Read More
21 Mar, 2011 - Press Release
WASHINGTON – With a new Congressional Budget Office (CBO) analysis of the President’s proposed budget showing unsustainable deficits mounting over the coming decade, The Concord Coalition today called on President Obama and the House of Representatives to embrace a call from 64 senators of both... Read More
22 Feb, 2011 - Issue Brief
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/FY_2012_Issue_Brief.pdf
President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2012 budget is not a bold policy proposal. It is an oddly complacent budget for a situation that requires anything but complacency.Faced with a growing chorus of warnings from official and unofficial sources that we are on a perilous fiscal path, the President’s budget... Read More
14 Feb, 2011 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said it was disappointed today that President Obama’s proposed Fiscal Year 2012 budget failed to follow up more aggressively on some of the key recommendations from his own fiscal commission. A bipartisan majority of the commission issued sweeping... Read More
26 Jan, 2011 - Special Publication
This Op-Ed was originally published on CNNMoney.com. Click here for original post.By Diane Lim RogersFor most of his State of the Union speech, President Obama made promises for additional federal spending and tax cuts, motivated by the ongoing needs of our still-struggling economy.It was... Read More
1 Dec, 2010 - Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Concord Coalition today praised the plan released by Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson, co-chairs of the President’s National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, and called on other members of the panel to give it their full support. While some commission members... Read More