February 26, 2015

Publications

23 Feb, 2015 - Special Publication

In an op-ed for Roll Call, former Senators Judd Gregg (R-N.H.) and Evan Bayh (D-Ind.) explain how the country’s aging population, rising health care costs and deeply flawed tax system are putting more and more pressure on the federal budget, and they note that the "First Budget" campaign will encourage presidential candidates to explain how they would resolve the country's long-term fiscal challenges. Gregg and Bayh are both members of The Concord Coalition's Board of Directors, and Gregg is also a co-chair of Fix The Debt. The op-ed can also...

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6 Oct, 2014 - Special Publication
http://concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/key_questions_2014_2.pdf
As in past economic recoveries, the short-term federal budget picture has been improving. But deficits are projected to begin rising again in a few short years, Congress flounders over what were once considered routine decisions, and the nation remains on a long-term fiscal path that is simply... Read More
6 Oct, 2014 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- As candidates for federal office put their fall campaigns into high gear, The Concord Coalition today released its latest “Key Questions” that voters should ask them about the nation’s fiscal challenges. In doing so, Concord urges all candidates -- Democrats, Republicans and... Read More
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... Read More
30 Jul, 2014 - Special Publication
In a letter to The Concord Monitor, Chase Hagaman, New England regional director for The Concord Coalition, urges lawmakers to change the status quo and start addressing the nation's long-term fiscal challenges. The column can also be found here.  Insanity is doing the same thing over and... Read More
28 Jul, 2014 - Press Release
 WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that the new reports from the Social Security and Medicare trustees highlight the need for prompt reform of federal entitlement programs, with further delays in such work creating a particular problem for Social Security’s Disability Insurance... Read More
9 Jun, 2014 - Special Publication
Bob Kerrey, a former senator and co-chairman of The Concord Coalition, is quoted in a recent New York Times op-ed by Frank Bruni that discusses some of the challenges facing the millennial generation. The column quotes Kerrey on the budgetary pressures created by the aging population and the rising... Read More
8 Jun, 2014 - Special Publication
Chase Hagaman, New England regional director for The Concord Coalition, discusses the challenges facing millennials both with their personal finances and the nation's growing debt burden in an op-ed for Seacoast Sunday, the Sunday edition of the Portsmouth Herald in New Hampshire.... Read More
13 May, 2014 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- While lawmakers are working on appropriations bills to fund the government next year, they seem to have lost interest in trying to meet the country’s long-term fiscal challenges. But the newly updated Federal Budget Challenge (www.federalbudgetchallenge.org) gives citizens across the... Read More
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