March 1, 2017

Publications

28 Feb, 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 outlined a sharp change in spending priorities but not a plan to cut spending overall,” said Robert L. Bixby, Concord’s executive director. “When combined with his call for large business and personal tax cuts and his previous promises to leave Medicare and Social Security...

Recent Publications

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24 Jan, 2017 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) today released new projections confirming that federal deficits and the accumulated debt remain on an unsustainable path -- a problem that The Concord Coalition urges the new administration and Congress to address as quickly as possible. “... Read More
10 Jan, 2017 - Issue Brief
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/issuebrief-2017-threesuggestions_0.pdf
President-elect Donald Trump and the new Congress have many challenges to tackle. Hovering over all of them is our nation’s unsustainable fiscal policy. New proposals, whether on the spending or tax side of the budget, will not be credible if they rely on an infusion of ever-mounting debt. The... Read More
9 Nov, 2016 - Special Publication
Tuesday's election results will give Republicans the opportunity to pursue a more right-leaning budget and appropriations agenda, but the GOP may have internal disagreements on what that agenda will be, according to a Nov. 09 story in CQ (subscription based). The story, by Paul M. Krawzak,... Read More
3 Nov, 2016 - Special Publication
This Ripon Forum article by Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert L. Bixby discusses the neglect of fiscal issues in this year's presidential campaign and appears in the magazine's November issue. The presidential campaign is coming to a close with both of the major-party candidates having... Read More
19 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
18 Oct, 2016 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition expressed disappointment Wednesday night that neither of the candidates in the final presidential debate provided voters with credible and specific proposals for putting the federal debt on a sustainable path. “Donald Trump’s suggestion this evening that economic... Read More
13 Oct, 2016 - Special Publication
A Market News International (MNI) story reports budget experts saying that the 2016 campaign "has not been characterized by candidates who have proposed detailed plans to address the nation's long-term fiscal challenges -- or even a thoughtful discussion of the U.S.'s budget predicament." The story... Read More
11 Oct, 2016 - Special Publication
A budget deal or a needed increases in the debt limit in the next Congress could create opportunities for improvements in the federal budget process, according to an Oct. 11 story in CQ. The story, by Paul M. Krawzak, notes that the House and Senate budget chairmen and their committees have been... 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
15 Aug, 2016 - Press Release
Maggie Hassan, New Hampshire governor and senatorial candidate, will discuss her approach to the federal government’s fiscal challenges in an interview that will appear online at 11:00 a.m. Friday, Aug. 19, as part of Fiscal Fridays, the public affairs series on the New Hampshire-based NH1 News... Read More