Des Moines -- As they weigh presidential candidates’ rhetoric about the federal budget in advance of the January caucuses, Iowans will have an opportunity to try to improve it themselves in a community-wide deficit-reduction exercise Monday, Nov. 14 at Drake University.
The Concord Coalition is a national, nonpartisan organization dedicated to fiscal responsibility and reform. Since 1992 Concord has worked to educate the American public about the causes and consequences of the growing federal debt and the need to develop realistic solutions for sustainable budgets.
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Concord Coalition Dinner Wednesday Will Honor ‘Gang of Six’ Leaders, Feature Experts on U.S. Fiscal and Economic Challenges
WASHINGTON -- At its 18th Annual Economic Patriots Dinner this Wednesday, The Concord Coalition will honor Senators Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) and Mark Warner (D-Va.) and present a panel of experts discussing the challenges facing the congressional “super committee” on deficit reduction with its deadline three weeks away.
Next Generation Matters: Presidential Candidates Invited for Conversations with UNH Business and Law Students
DURHAM AND CONCORD, N.H. -- The University of New Hampshire’s Whittemore School of Business and Economics and School of Law, in partnership with the Concord Coalition, announce today the creation of Next Generation Matters, a series of presidential candidate conversations with students about the economy, the federal deficit, and the environment. These events will be held in Durham and Concord over the next coming months as New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation presidential primary takes center stage.
WASHINGTON – The Concord Coalition said today that a new ad campaign by AARP is misleading, divisive and an abdication of responsible leadership. At a critical moment, when hard decisions must be made about our nation’s future, AARP is demanding that current and future benefits for seniors be maintained at the expense of all other national priorities. It is interest group politics at its worst and should be soundly rejected.
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today said that updated budget projections by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) demonstrate a potential path for bringing spending and revenues closer together over the next 10 years. But the projections also underscore the need for the new congressional “super committee” to focus on the difficult decisions and bipartisan compromises necessary to put the country on a more responsible long-term course.
WASHINGTON -- Former members of Congress who serve on The Concord Coalition’s Board of Directors today urged elected officials to raise the debt limit and embrace the broad deficit-reduction plan released this week by the Senate’s bipartisan “Gang of Six.”
WASHINGTON -- As Congress considers a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution, The Concord Coalition said today that any such proposal should be thought of as a bold statement of principle: that one generation of Americans should not bind future generations with crushing debt.
The amendment being considered this week, however, is something different. By including an arbitrary limit on spending -- 18 percent of GDP -- while also enshrining a super-majority requirement for tax increases, this proposal departs from the broad principle of budget balance.
David M. Walker and Robert L. Bixby Will Speak at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 30 at the University of Arizona
TUCSON, ARIZONA – Two top national experts on the federal budget will present possible solutions to the rapidly increasing debt at a town hall meeting presented Thursday by the office of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and the non-partisan Concord Coalition.
WASHINGTON -- New long-term projections from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) underscore the critical need for the President and Congress to produce a broad, bipartisan budget agreement to put the nation on a more responsible path.
WASHINGTON -- Diane Lim Rogers, chief economist for The Concord Coalition, will focus on the federal budget, tax policy and deficit reduction in a new column for the weekly magazine Tax Notes.
The column, “Taxes for a Civilized Society,” will also appear in Tax Notes Today, a daily online publication. Both Tax Notes and Tax Notes Today are published by Tax Analysts, a non-profit provider of federal, state and international tax news and analysis.