Expressions of Concern About the Deficit Are Not Always What They Seem
Concord Coalition Gives 2017 Economic Patriot Award to Governors Gina Raimondo and John Kasich
Marking 25 Years of Fighting for Fiscal Reform
Concord Coalition supporters gathered to celebrate 25 years of fiscal responsibility education and advocacy at the historical Colonial Inn on Sept. 25 in Concord, Mass. At a lunch four speakers discussed Concord’s achievements, lessons learned over the past 25 years, and the fiscal policy challenges facing our nation.
On Taxes, Senators Should Heed Their Own Prior Debt Warnings
The Senate Budget Committee has embraced deficit-financed tax cuts in its proposed budget resolution, showing an unwarranted disregard for the growing national debt that has -- in the past -- drawn so many expressions of alarm from committee members and other lawmakers.
Tax Plan Should Not Increase Debt
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition urges congressional leaders and President Trump to ensure that the proposed tax cuts they unveiled today would not increase the federal debt over the next decade.
The Debt Limit Isn't Working, a More Effective Mechanism to Control Debt Is Needed
With the national debt surging beyond the $20 trillion mark and Congress considering legislation that would produce even higher deficits than are already projected for the coming decade, the federal debt limit is receiving some much-needed scrutiny.
President Trump has suggested doing away with the debt limit, and some lawmakers recently introduced legislation to do so.
Clearly, the federal debt limit isn’t living up to its name, and we should stop pretending that it is.
Congressional Budget Problems Create ‘Uncertainty and Disruptions’
Members of Congress often talk about the need to improve government efficiency, but recent testimony from an official with the Government Accountability Office (GAO) is a reminder that lawmakers could help by simply getting their budget work done in a timely manner.
The Broken Budget Process Should Be Refocused on Long-Term Planning
Voting on Health Care Bill Without CBO Score is Highly Problematic
Republican lawmakers are trying to rapidly pass a bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) through the Senate prior to the end of the fiscal year (Sept. 30) so that it can still enjoy budget reconciliation protections and avoid a filibuster.
The “Graham-Cassidy” bill would convert the current health care subsidies from the federal government for the ACA and the ACA’s Medicaid expansion into block grants and would require states to create rules for distributing the subsidies.