August 29, 2015

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27 Aug, 2015 - Special Publication
In a new letter to the editor, Chase Hagaman, New England regional director for The Concord Coalition, says Social Security and Medicare reform need to be included in discussions on reducing the national debt. The letter can also be found here.  A recent letter to the editor says it is... Read More
25 Aug, 2015 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that updated projections on the federal budget reinforce the need for presidential candidates in both parties to explain how they would curb the growth of the national debt over the next decade and beyond. “Even with declining short-term deficits and... Read More
19 Aug, 2015 - Special Publication
In an op-ed for the Mason City Globe Gazette, Richard Dedor, a volunteer for First Budget, asks his fellow millennials to engage presidential candidates about their plans to put the federal budget on a sustainable course. The op-ed can also be found here.  A few facts: First, I am a Millennial... Read More
13 Aug, 2015 - Special Publication
http://concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/socialsecurity80thbday.pdf
Social Security turns 80 years old on Aug. 14, 2015. That anniversary is a good time to note the program’s accomplishments and take a hard look at its future. Social Security is the largest federal government program, with expenditures in 2014 totalling $859 billion. Its broad range of retirement,... Read More
12 Aug, 2015 - Special Publication
In a Washington Monthly op-ed focusing on Social Security's Disability Insurance program, Phil LaRue, government relations director for The Concord Coalition, writes that reform is personal for the 11 million Americans who could face a severe cut in disability benefits next year unless lawmakers... Read More
11 Aug, 2015 - Special Publication
In an op-ed for Roll Call, former Congressmen John Tanner (D-Tenn.) and Mike Castle (R-Del.), co-chairs of The Concord Coalition, say the latest reports by the trustees for Social Security and Medicare and the Congressional Budget Office show why presidential candidates need to focus on reforms to... Read More
5 Aug, 2015 - Press Release
Concord, N.H. – In the first debate of the 2016 campaign tomorrow, it is critical that the Republican presidential candidates acknowledge the nation’s difficult budget challenges and ensure that the proposals they offer are fiscally responsible and realistic. First Budget has been active in Iowa... Read More
3 Aug, 2015 - Special Publication
The full interview can also be found here. Q: The latest trustees' report shows improvements in the long-term health of both Medicare and Social Security. Both should be able to cover benefits for at least 15 years. So why make any changes now? A: The simple answer is that the two... Read More
1 Aug, 2015 - Special Publication
Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert Bixby discusses the latest reports by the trustees for Medicare and Social Security and the long-term challenges facing both programs in an interview with the Orlando Sentinel. Excerpts of the interview follow. You can read the full interview here or... Read More
31 Jul, 2015 - Special Publication
The Chicago Tribune recently wrote an editorial praising First Budget for its efforts to engage presidential candidates on the unsustainable rise in national debt and says voters must urge candidates to address this "existential threat" facing the country. The article, behind a paywall, can be... Read More