February 14, 2016

Publications

9 Feb, 2016 - Press Release

WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that while President Obama’s proposed budget would lower projected deficits and keep the debt stable as a share of the economy over the next 10 years, it would do so with a mix of policy options that have no chance of being enacted by a Republican Congress and would not, in any event, put the debt on a sustainable downward path.

“The budget leaves in place a dynamic that will be increasingly difficult, if not impossible, to maintain,” said Robert L. Bixby,...

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19 Jan, 2016 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released projections today that show the federal deficit rising this year for the first time since 2009 and the government sinking deeper into debt over the next decade, a problem that The Concord Coalition says every candidate for federal office... Read More
14 Jan, 2016 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today announced two new co-chairs who have long been known for their work to promote greater fiscal responsibility in Washington: former U.S. Senators Bob Kerrey and Jack Danforth. Danforth,  a Missouri Republican, and Kerrey, a Democrat who represented... Read More
29 Nov, 2015 - Special Publication
In an op-ed for the Nashua Telegraph, Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert Bixby and the Campaign to Fix the Debt's Maya MacGuineas write how the nation's long-term fiscal challenges impact presidential candidates' budget and economic proposals. Bixby and MacGuineas recently co-wrote a paper... Read More
9 Nov, 2015 - Press Release
DES MOINES -- An interview today with Ohio Gov. John Kasich will kick off Your First Budget, a series on the MC22 television network that will provide voters in Iowa and elsewhere with critical information on the budget and economic proposals of the 2016 presidential candidates. The interview... Read More
7 Nov, 2015 - Special Publication
Ahead of the presidential debate Nov. 14 in Iowa, former Congressman Leonard Boswell (D-Iowa), a member of First Budget's Iowa cabinet, writes in the Des Moines Register candidates should explain their ideas to keep Social Security and Medicare financially sound for future generations. The op-ed... Read More
13 Aug, 2015 - Special Publication
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/socialsecurity80thbday.pdf
Social Security turns 80 years old on Aug. 14, 2015. That anniversary is a good time to note the program’s accomplishments and take a hard look at its future. Social Security is the largest federal government program, with expenditures in 2014 totalling $859 billion. Its broad range of retirement,... Read More
12 Aug, 2015 - Special Publication
In a Washington Monthly op-ed focusing on Social Security's Disability Insurance program, Phil LaRue, government relations director for The Concord Coalition, writes that reform is personal for the 11 million Americans who could face a severe cut in disability benefits next year unless lawmakers... Read More
11 Aug, 2015 - Special Publication
In an op-ed for Roll Call, former Congressmen John Tanner (D-Tenn.) and Mike Castle (R-Del.), co-chairs of The Concord Coalition, say the latest reports by the trustees for Social Security and Medicare and the Congressional Budget Office show why presidential candidates need to focus on reforms to... Read More
3 Aug, 2015 - Special Publication
The full interview can also be found here. Q: The latest trustees' report shows improvements in the long-term health of both Medicare and Social Security. Both should be able to cover benefits for at least 15 years. So why make any changes now? A: The simple answer is that the two... Read More
1 Aug, 2015 - Special Publication
Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert Bixby discusses the latest reports by the trustees for Medicare and Social Security and the long-term challenges facing both programs in an interview with the Orlando Sentinel. Excerpts of the interview follow. You can read the full interview here or... Read More