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Concord Asks Debate Commission for a Fiscal Focus

October 06, 2015

The Concord Coalition is urging the Commission on Presidential Debates to devote a significant portion of debate time next year to the candidates’ plans for dealing with the nation’s growing fiscal difficulties.

While the United States faces many challenges, Concord leaders said, “the nation’s unsustainable budget policy hangs over all of them, because it affects the resources that can be devoted to competing priorities and the size of the future economy that will be called upon to produce those resources.”

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Congress Must Act Soon to Raise Debt Limit

October 06, 2015

Although Congress managed to keep the government open as Fiscal 2016 began last Thursday, lawmakers quickly received a troubling reminder of another approaching fiscal crisis: A letter fr

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Debates Should Press Candidates on Budget Plans

September 29, 2015

The Republican presidential candidates all say they favor a balanced budget. But Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert L. Bixby notes that over five hours of televised debate earlier this month, not one of the candidates was asked to explain how this would be accomplished.