WASHINGTON – The Concord Coalition said today that the deficit reduction framework released by Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson, bipartisan co-chairs of the President’s National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, is a very promising start to the difficult decision-making process that must be made to remedy the nation’s unsustainable fiscal path.
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Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert Bixby & Peter G. Peterson Foundation President And CEO David Walker Launch Nationwide “Fiscal Solutions Tour” in Washington, D.C.
Douglas Holtz-Eakin, Bill Novelli, and Isabel Sawhill Will Join in Tour Visits to Half a Dozen Cities Across the Country This Fall
WASHINGTON –The Concord Coalition and The Peter G. Peterson Foundation today launched a national “Fiscal Solutions Tour” to foster informed public dialogue about possible answers to the nation’s daunting fiscal and economic challenges over the next decade and beyond.
Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert Bixby & Peter G. Peterson Foundation President and CEO David Walker To Launch Nationwide “Fiscal Solutions Tour” in Washington on September 8
Douglas Holtz-Eakin, Bill Novelli, and Isabel Sawhill Will Join in Tour Visits to Half a Dozen Cities Across the Country this Fall
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today called new federal budget projections an alarming reminder of the need for Washington to set better priorities and resist the temptation to dig the government into even deeper trouble with more deficit-financed spending and tax cuts.
Concord Coalition Urges Focus on Cost Growth Rather Than Trust Fund Balance in Evaluating Social Security and Medicare Trustees Report
WASHINGTON----With the 2010 Social Security and Medicare Trustees’ Report scheduled to be released on Thursday, The Concord Coalition today urged lawmakers, the president’s fiscal commission and the public to focus on the report’s projected cost growth of the two largest entitlement programs rather than the traditional measure of 75-year trust fund solvency.The annual report is likely to receive heightened attention this year because reform of Social Security and Medicare is clearly on the agenda of the president’s fiscal commission, which is tasked with recommending policies to Congress th
WASHINGTON — With the official April 15 deadline for a finished budget resolution having passed without even a mark-up in the House or Senate, The Concord Coalition today strongly urged Congress not to abandon its responsibility to pass a budget resolution.
WASHINGTON – U.S. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, former U.S. Comptroller General David M.
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.