WASHINGTON – U.S. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, former U.S. Comptroller General David M.
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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – North Carolina residents will have the opportunity on Wednesday, March 31, to hear national experts discuss solutions to massive government deficits and funding problems in the big federal entitlement programs.
Former Federal Reserve Board Vice Chair Alice Rivlin will be among the panelists at “Fixing Our Fiscal Future,” a public event that will be held at 5:30 p.m. on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
The dramatic expansion of health care coverage that received final approval in Congress on Sunday means that controlling medical costs will be more important than ever. As The Concord Coalition has repeatedly pointed out, expanding coverage without curbing costs is a recipe for fiscal disaster.
Concord Coalition Supports the President's Deficit Reduction Goals and Bipartisan Fiscal Commission Plans
NOTE: Additional analysis of the President’s new budget proposals can be found at our blog -- The Tabulation.
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that it supports the deficit reduction goals in President Obama’s new budget as well as his plans for a bipartisan fiscal commission.
Concord Coalition Says CBO Projections Reaffirm the Need for PAYGO, Spending Caps and a Fiscal Commission
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that new projections by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) reinforce the need for statutory pay-as-you-go (PAYGO) rules, tight spending caps and a bipartisan fiscal commission to recommend policy changes that would be given an up-or-down vote in Congress.
WASHINGTON — Although Americans see Medicare as a key part of the country's social contract and want to preserve it in some recognizable form, they are willing to consider significant changes in the program to hold down its costs as the U.S. population ages.
In day-long “Choice-Dialogues” in which Americans from all walks of life considered the pros and cons of a range of choices for reforming Medicare, common ground was found in several key areas:
WASHINGTON — Enhanced rescission authority for the President could help reduce government waste and build public confidence in the federal budget process, according to Robert L. Bixby, executive director of The Concord Coalition.
But in congressional testimony today, Bixby cautioned that giving the President this additional tool would not be a panacea for the budget deficit and the other huge fiscal challenges facing the nation.
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today announced plans to form a Youth Advisory Board to help young people around the country become more engaged in pushing for responsible fiscal policies.
The board will support The Concord Coalition's grassroots efforts, advising it on the development of educational programs and helping to coordinate Concord's field operations with the efforts of a growing number of youth organizations interested in advocating for a secure fiscal and economic future.
Concord Coalition Praises Senators Conrad and Gregg for Bipartisan Initiative to Address Long-Term Fiscal Imbalance
The Concord Coalition today praised Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad (D-ND) and Ranking Member Judd Gregg (R-NH) for reintroducing legislation to create a bipartisan task force charged with developing legislative solutions to the nation’s long-term fiscal imbalance.
Concord Coalition Report Shows Eagerness for Reform, Readiness to Make Tough Choices on Fiscal Priorities
WASHINGTON -- Hoping to protect their children and grandchildren from a dismal economic future, concerned citizens across the country are prepared to make the difficult choices necessary to put government finances on a more responsible path.