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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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20 Oct, 2016 - Special Publication
A lack of in-depth discussion on the national debt and federal budget deficit casts doubt on the next administration’s willingness to tackle such policy issues, according to an Oct. 20 story in CQ (subscription based). The story, by Ryan McCrimmon, notes that presidential candidates Donald Trump... Read More
19 Sep, 2016 - Special Publication
In the Sun Journal, Chase Hagaman, New England regional director of The Concord Coalition, explains how the United State's long-term fiscal challenges need to be addressed sooner rather than later. The op-ed can also be found here.   “Isn’t it a shame,” the late journalist Earl... Read More
23 Jun, 2016 - Press Release
U.S. congressional candidate Jack Flanagan will discuss his approach to the federal government’s fiscal challenges in an interview that will air online tomorrow at 11 a.m., as part of Fiscal Fridays, the public affairs television series on the New Hampshire-based NH1 News Network. Flanagan, who is... Read More
22 Jun, 2016 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- Today’s reports from the trustees of Social Security and Medicare confirm once again that these critical programs are on unsustainable paths and will put increasing pressure on the rest of the federal budget in the years ahead, according to The Concord Coalition. Concord urges the... Read More
16 Jun, 2016 - Press Release
U.S. Senate candidate Jim Rubens will discuss his approach to the federal government’s fiscal challenges in an interview that will air online tomorrow at 11 a.m., as part of Fiscal Fridays, the public affairs television series on the New Hampshire-based NH1 News Network. Portions of the interview... Read More
9 Jun, 2016 - Special Publication
In an op-ed for The Hill, Congressman Scott Rigell (R-Va.) and Robert Bixby, executive director of The Concord Coalition, write it is important when discussing our nation’s fiscal problems to look at ratios and trends, not just raw numbers that can be confusing without context. The op-ed can... Read More
2 Jun, 2016 - Press Release
NOTICE: Due to changes in NH1’s schedule, Fiscal Fridays will be broadcast live online tomorrow starting at 11:00 a.m. U.S. congressional candidate Rich Ashooh will discuss his approach to the federal government’s fiscal challenges in an interview that will air online tomorrow at 11:00 a.m., as... Read More
22 Apr, 2016 - Special Publication
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22 Apr, 2016 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With the federal budget deficit on the rise again and the nation’s debt still on an unsustainable long-term path, The Concord Coalition today released this year’s version of its “Key Questions” that voters should ask candidates for federal office. “Voters should expect candidates in... Read More
9 Feb, 2016 - Special Publication
As Granite State citizens head to the voting booth today, Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert Bixby and the Campaign to Fix the Debt's Maya MacGuineas write on Fosters.com voters must ask themselves which candidate has credible solutions to fix the debt. The op-ed... Read More