May 27, 2017

Publications

23 May, 2017 - Press Release

WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition expressed disappointment today in President Trump’s first budget proposal, saying it relies on improbable assertions of higher economic growth and unrealistic assumptions about future spending cuts to achieve its goal of balancing the budget in 10 years.

“The driving force of deficit reduction in this budget is the supposed super-charged economic growth effect of an unspecified tax cut,” said Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert L. Bixby. “That alone calls the credibility of the budget into question.”

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Recent Publications

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30 Apr, 2017 - Special Publication
In a recent op-ed, Chase Hagaman, regional director of The Concord Coalition, and Alex Talcott, a member of Concord's New Hampshire advisory board, explain why Congress should wrap up the disappointing budget process of Fiscal 2017, removing the risk of a government shutdown and clearing the... Read More
27 Apr, 2017 - Special Publication
Prominent budget watchdogs expressed concern over how President Trump's proposed tax plan would likely increase federal budget deficits, an April 27 story by John Shaw in Market News International (MNI) reported. Robert L. Bixby, executive director of The Concord Coalition, said in a statement that... Read More
17 Apr, 2017 - Special Publication
Experts believe assembling and passing the final Fiscal 2017 spending package is complex but doable, an April 12 story in Market News International reported. The story, by John Shaw, says that only one of the twelve 2017 spending bills has been signed into law, while the rest are likely to be... Read More
3 Apr, 2017 - Special Publication
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) set a "grim context" for coming debates over the federal budget and taxes with its recent long-term projections, according to a recent story in Market News International story. The CBO said that federal debt owed to the public equals 77 percent of GDP -- the... Read More
31 Mar, 2017 - Special Publication
A March 31 story in CQ Budget Tracker (subscription-based) reported on the Congressional Budget Office’s 2017 Long-Term Budget Outlook, which warns of worsening fiscal problems over the next three decades and details the risks of inaction. Those risks include harming the economy, making it harder... Read More
30 Mar, 2017 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- Long-term projections released today by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) provide a timely warning for President Trump and Congress as they begin focusing on tax and spending plans for the coming fiscal year, according to The Concord Coalition.“The government is already on track... Read More
21 Mar, 2017 - Special Publication
In a recent op-ed Robert L. Bixby, executive director of The Concord Coalition, and Maya MacGuineas, head of the Campaign to Fix the Debt, explain why President Trump's so-called "skinny budget" deserves a grade of "incomplete" -- and what more should be included in the subsequent budget proposals... Read More
16 Mar, 2017 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition expressed disappointment today that President Trump’s initial set of budget proposals does not include any deficit reduction or an overall deficit-reduction target for the coming years and focuses only on the third of the budget subject to annual appropriation. “... Read More
14 Mar, 2017 - Special Publication
Republicans attacked the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) over its coverage projections for House GOP legislation to repeal and replace portions of the Affordable Care Act, a March 14 story in CQ (subscription-based) reported. The story, by Kellie Mejdrich, included warnings from some budget... Read More
1 Mar, 2017 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition expressed concern tonight that President Trump’s speech to a joint session of Congress failed to discuss in any detail how his administration planned to meet the nation’s key fiscal challenges or finance his new proposals. “In tonight's speech the president... Read More