LaTourette’s Constructive, Bipartisan Approach

Submitted by swinn on Wed, 08/01/2012 - 18:04

Rep. Steven LaTourette’s announcement this week that he will not seek re-election underscores the difficulties that face elected officials who try to take a constructive, bipartisan approach to dealing with the nation’s most important challenges – notably the need for fundamental fiscal reforms.

Super Committee Failure: Why and What's Next?

Submitted by jgordon on Tue, 11/22/2011 - 17:22

Policy Director Josh Gordon and Chief Economist Diane Lim Rogers discuss how the "super committee" failed for the same reason most fiscal discussions have failed over the last decade -- tax rates and the expiration of the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts. They also look ahead to the major items on the fiscal agenda for the rest of 2011.

Budget Cutters Meet in Des Moines (Video)

Submitted by jgordon on Sun, 11/20/2011 - 16:46

Des Moines participants determine how they would balance the federal budget in a meeting at Drake University sponsored by The Des Moines Register and the Concord Coalition.

Get Out of the Box: Support the Economy AND Reduce the Deficit!

Submitted by jgordon on Fri, 09/02/2011 - 11:20

Concord Coalition Policy Director Joshua Gordon and Chief Economist Diane Lim Rogers confront the perception that policymakers can only focus on the economy or deficit reduction, not both at the same time. In fact, the best plan would include support for the economy in the short term (even if that temporarily increased deficits) and major long-term reform of the tax code and entitlement programs to confront the nation's fiscal challenge.