September 19, 2014

Publications

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...

Recent Publications

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17 May, 2013 - Special Publication
This guest column in the Billings Gazette was written by Paul Hansen, western states regional director for The Concord Coalition. It is time for both Republicans and Democrats in Washington to make a deal to fix the nation’s debt. The new budget plan recently released by Alan Simpson and Erskine... Read More
20 Feb, 2013 - Issue Brief
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/cbo_good_news_not_good_issue_brief.pdf
I. Introduction The annual Budget and Economic Outlook released on Feb. 5 by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) contained some good news. The deficit is coming down. The debt is relatively stable over the coming 10 years. Revenues are going up and federal health care costs were again... Read More
26 Oct, 2012 - Special Publication
Pete Domenici, a Republican, was a U.S. senator from New Mexico from 1973 to 2009. Sam Nunn, a Democrat, was a U.S. senator from Georgia from 1973 to 1997. They and former senators Warren Rudman and Evan Bayh co-chair an initiative called Strengthening of America—Our Children’s Future, which seeks... Read More
1 Mar, 2012 - Special Publication
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/testimony_for_sbc_hearing_dlrogers.pdf
Testimony of Diane Lim Rogers, Chief Economist, The Concord Coalition Before the Senate Budget Committee, March 1, 2012 Chairman Conrad, Senator Sessions, and Members of the Committee, thank you for giving me this opportunity to testify before you today on the topic of tax reform and the many good... Read More
1 Mar, 2012 - Press Release
Diane Lim Rogers, chief economist for The Concord Coalition, told lawmakers today that reducing special provisions in the tax code that favor some taxpayers could simultaneously reduce the deficit, encourage economic growth and promote fairness. Appearing before the Senate Budget Committee,... Read More
17 Feb, 2012 - Issue Brief
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/issuestatement--payrolltaxdeal.pdf
While elected officials are celebrating an agreement to extend the payroll tax cut, unemployment benefits and the “doc fix” on Medicare reimbursements through the end of this year, there would be much more to celebrate if the deal had included a more comprehensive financing plan. Instead,... Read More
14 Sep, 2011 - Special Publication
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/d_rogers_pro-growth_tax_reform_testimony.pdf
Testimony of Diane Lim Rogers, Chief Economist, The Concord Coalition  Before the House Budget Committee, September 14, 2011 Chairman Ryan, Mr. Van Hollen, and Members of the Committee:  Thank you for giving me this opportunity to testify before you today on the issue of “pro-growth tax... Read More
6 Sep, 2011 - Special Publication
This column originally appeared in Tax Notes, a subscription-only publication, http://www.taxanalysts.com/ .By Diane Lim RogersBudget baselines might be boring, but they really matter -- especially now. According to the Congressional Budget Office's just-released update of the 10-year... Read More
24 Aug, 2011 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today said that updated budget projections by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) demonstrate a potential path for bringing spending and revenues closer together over the next 10 years. But the projections also underscore the need for the new congressional “... Read More
3 Aug, 2011 - Special Publication
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/rogers_cnn_oped_11-8-3.pdf
This originally appeared on CNN.com at http://www.cnn.com/2011/OPINION/08/02/rogers.taxes.deficit/index.htmlBy Diane Lim RogersPresident Obama has signed into law a bill that raises the debt ceiling and cuts spending. Democrats are reeling because revenue increases were not part of the first... Read More