September 30, 2014

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25 Feb, 1997 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today hailed the "Blue Dog" budget proposal as having all the earmarks of a credible and sustainable balanced budget plan. "At first glance, the Blue Dog plan appears to set the high standard by which other Congressional plans to balance the... Read More
17 Feb, 1997 - Facing Facts
Last week, Senator Byron Dorgan and several like-minded colleagues held a news conference at which they warned that if the balanced budget amendment (BBA) does not exempt Social Security it will somehow nullify the program's trust-fund surpluses and prevent Congress from paying promised benefits... Read More
2 Feb, 1997 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today released a list of 10 criteria by which to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of budget plans that will be proposed in coming weeks by President Clinton, Members of Congress and assorted public policy groups, including the Concord Coalition. A "Yes... Read More
27 Jan, 1997 - Facing Facts
In a proposal the Washington Post calls a "gimmick so transparent and crude as to give gimmickry a bad name," the White House would fend off Medicare's looming insolvency by shifting more than $50 billion in home health care outlays from its Hospital Insu rance (HI) trust fund, which by law must be... Read More
22 Jan, 1997 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today released the following statement regarding the death of Paul Tsongas. Tsongas, co-founder of the Coalition, will be buried today in his hometown of Lowell, Massachusetts. "The death of Paul Tsongas will be deeply felt by every member of the... Read More
9 Jan, 1997 - Facing Facts
Each year, the Trustees calculate a measure of Social Security's long-term fiscal health called its "actuarial balance." In 1996, this balance was determined to be minus 2.2 percent of taxable payroll. In theory, this is the total amount by which we would have to raise taxes or cut benefits,... Read More
6 Jan, 1997 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition Citizens Council has released its fourth annual "Tough Choices" deficit reduction scorecard, which ranks members of Congress on their fiscal responsibility. Making the normally demanding job of devising a scorecard even more difficult this year,... Read More
23 Dec, 1996 - Facing Facts
At first, the Boskin Commission's conclusion that the CPI overstates inflation seems to point toward a policymaker's dream: a painless procedural fix for the deficit. But the magnitude of the Commission's estimate -- 1.1 percentage points -- has everybody in a quandary. Liberals fret that such a... Read More
4 Dec, 1996 - Press Release
 CONCORD COALITION RELEASES QUARTERLY REPORTRATING PRESIDENT, CONGRESS ON DEFICIT REDUCTION WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today launched its first "Quarterly Deficit Report," a document intended to shed light on progress Congress and the president are making toward... Read More
24 Nov, 1996 - Facing Facts
It looks like the Balanced Budget Amendment (or BBA) will come up for another vote this spring. If all of us were angels, we might not need it. But in the real world, the BBA could constitute a vastly positive rule change that would assist in balancing th e budget, raising national savings, and... Read More