July 24, 2014

Publications

15 Jul, 2014 - Press Release

WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that new long-term projections from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) underscore the need for Washington to move beyond today’s overly partisan environment to pursue broad fiscal reforms.

“In looking out beyond the usual 10-year frame for analysis of budget trends, the CBO’s annual report on the long-term outlook is an invaluable reminder that elected officials in both parties must spend less time cooking up budget gimmicks and more time working together to figure out how to put the...

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19 Jul, 2011 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- As Congress considers a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution, The Concord Coalition said today that any such proposal should be thought of as a bold statement of principle: that one generation of Americans should not bind future generations with crushing debt.The amendment... Read More
27 Jun, 2011 - Special Publication
This column originally appeared in Tax Notes, a subscription-only publication, http://www.taxanalysts.com/ .By Diane Lim RogersIn my work I've often remarked that fiscal responsibility seems like a great idea -- until you get right down to it. While policymakers are quick to promote themselves as... Read More
13 Jun, 2011 - Special Publication
This column originally appeared in Tax Notes, a subscription-only publication, http://www.taxanalysts.com/ .By Diane Lim RogersI'm thrilled to launch my new column for Tax Notes, which I've dubbed Taxes for a Civilized Society because I will be emphasizing the need for a civilized discussion of... Read More
13 Jun, 2011 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- Diane Lim Rogers, chief economist for The Concord Coalition, will focus on the federal budget, tax policy and deficit reduction in a new column for the weekly magazine Tax Notes.The column, “Taxes for a Civilized Society,” will also appear in Tax Notes Today, a daily online... Read More
11 Dec, 2010 - Issue Brief
On Tuesday, Dec. 7, President Obama announced that he had reached agreement with congressional Republican leaders on a major package of tax cuts and emergency unemployment benefits. Some of the tax cuts are new, but most would temporarily extend provisions that would otherwise expire at the end of... Read More
11 Dec, 2010 - Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Concord Coalition today said the high cost of this week’s legislative agreement between the White House and Republicans can only be justified if it is promptly followed by enactment of a substantial deficit-reduction plan that would take effect as the economy recovers. That... Read More
7 Dec, 2010 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that if the tentative agreement to extend expiring tax cuts for two years is approved, it should be followed by a major push to reform the tax code. This effort should begin promptly with the Fiscal Year 2012 budget process and should incorporate the... Read More
7 Sep, 2010 - Issue Brief
With its August update of the Budget and Economic Outlook, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has thrown sand into the political gears of both parties as they hone their fiscal policy arguments for the November elections. Based on CBO’s analysis, permanent deficit-financed tax cuts are not... Read More
19 Aug, 2010 - Press Release
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.Based on today’s budget... Read More
30 Jun, 2010 - Special Publication
http://concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/FinalBixbyFiscalCommissionTestimony.pdf
Exploring Solutions to Our Long-Term Fiscal ChallengesStatement of Robert L. BixbyExecutive Director, Concord CoalitionCo-Chairs Bowles and Simpson and members of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, thank you for inviting me to discuss solutions to the nation’s long-term... Read More