Swift Bipartisan Action Needed on Health Care
It’s Important to Distinguish Between Short-Term Cyclical Deficits and Long-Term Structural Deficits
Concord Coalition Denounces Assault on CBO
The Concord Coalition warned today that the latest attacks on the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) threaten to destroy its ability to provide policymakers and the public with nonpartisan, impartial analysis.
After months of denigrating CBO, some members of Congress are now seeking to slash the agency’s funding and eliminate its Budget Analysis Division through amendments to appropriations bills that are soon to be considered by the House of Representatives.
Congress Needs to Act Like Ants, Not Grasshoppers
In a recent guest column, Concord Coalition's New England Regional Director Chase Hagaman explains why elected officials need to work in a bipartisan way to put together a plan to stabilize and begin to reduce the national debt. This piece also appeared online at the New Hampshire Union Leader.
Trust Fund Accounting Obscures Fiscal Problems of Social Security and Medicare
Concord Coalition Expresses Concern Over House Budget Assumptions
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition is pleased that the House Budget Committee has voted to advance a budget resolution that aims to balance over 10 years, but is skeptical about the assumptions the committee makes to get there. However, establishing the goal of deficit- neutral tax reform is an important step and will hopefully act to promote real reforms that can increase economic growth while acting as a guardrail against large deficit-increasing tax cuts.