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Remembering Paul E. Tsongas

January 24, 2017

Last week marked a sad anniversary at The Concord Coalition. On Jan. 18, 1997, former U.S. senator and Concord Coalition co-founder Paul E. Tsongas passed away.

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$20 Trillion and Counting

January 10, 2017

As of Friday, September 8, the total debt of the United States government topped $20 trillion.

That eye-catching number should prompt all of us to reflect on what the growing debt means for future generations (a lot) and whether our elected officials have a plan to deal with it (they don’t).

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Some GOP Leaders Encourage Offsets for New Proposals

December 20, 2016

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made headlines recently when he suggested that the GOP must pay for its campaign promises, stating his preference for “deficit-neutral” tax cuts and offsets for new spending.

“I think this level of national debt is dangerous and unacceptable,” McConnell said.

 As a candidate, Donald Trump frequently mentioned the size of the debt, but some of his more popular proposals threaten to grow it even larger. Analyses of Trump’s proposed tax cuts, for example, put the cost at $3 trillion to $6 trillion.