September 2, 2014

Publications

27 Aug, 2014 - Press Release

WASHINGTON -- While there has been some recent good news for the federal budget, The Concord Coalition said today that updated projections from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) should remind policymakers that the aging of the population is dramatically but predictably reshaping government spending and fiscal reforms are the only way to prevent the negative economic consequences.

“Despite a slowing of health care inflation and lower annual deficits since their heights during the recession, the CBO’s projections demonstrate that our basic structural problem remains -- growth in...

Recent Publications

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5 May, 2014 - Issue Brief
President Obama and Congress may have put fiscal sustainability on the back burner, but the Government Accountability Office (GAO) has not. In its annual update of the federal government’s long-term fiscal outlook, released last week, GAO warns:“Significant action to change the long-term fiscal... Read More
21 Apr, 2014 - Special Publication
In a guest column for the Loveland Reporter-Herald in Colorado, Sara Imhof, Midwest regional director of The Concord Coalition, and Loren Adler, research director for Fix The Debt, warn of the consequences of rising federal budget deficits and urge citizens to become involved in developing a... Read More
1 Apr, 2014 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today welcomed the budget proposal from House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan but expressed concern that it does not represent a realistic blueprint for making progress on a fiscal sustainability plan. “It is the statutory duty of the House and Senate Budget... Read More
21 Mar, 2014 - Special Publication
In an op-ed for the San Jose Mercury News Joshua Gordon, policy director of The Concord Coalition, and Jason Peuquet, a research fellow with the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, discuss rising federal budget deficits in the coming years and urge the country to address the issue... Read More
19 Mar, 2014 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- A panel discussion this Thursday morning on Capitol Hill will focus on the breakdown of the federal budget process and offer possible solutions that could put the country on a more responsible fiscal path. The non-partisan Concord Coalition and Rep. Reid Ribble of Wisconsin, a member... Read More
13 Mar, 2014 - Special Publication
In an op-ed for the Nashua Telegraph, Chase Hagaman, New England regional director of The Concord Coalition, discusses the need to enact fiscal reforms soon to rein in the rising national debt. The guest column can also be found here on the newspaper's website.How large is $7.9 trillion? Large... Read More
4 Mar, 2014 - Special Publication
In an op-ed and interview for Federal News Radio, Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert Bixby discusses how to fix the federal budget process by switching to a two-year budget cycle and focusing on long-term spending obligations. The column and interview are part of a special report on budget... Read More
4 Mar, 2014 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition expressed disappointment today that President Obama’s proposed 2015 budget shifts the administration’s focus away from the credible framework he offered last year for comprehensive, bipartisan fiscal reform.“While there are some positive elements in the President... Read More
16 Feb, 2014 - Special Publication
In an op-ed for the Casper Star-Tribune, Paul Hansen, western states regional director for The Concord Coalition, says although Congress recently approved a debt ceiling increase and appropriations legislation, our nation's long-term fiscal challenges remain unaddressed. The guest column can also... Read More
10 Feb, 2014 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With the Senate this week considering repeal of the recent reduction in cost-of-living (COLA) increases for working-age military retirees, The Concord Coalition warned lawmakers that deviating from a pay-as-you-go standard for new spending and tax cuts would make a grim fiscal outlook... Read More