December 21, 2014

Publications

16 Dec, 2014 - Press Release

WASHINGTON -- Former U.S. Senators J. Robert Kerrey and John C. Danforth today released an update of a 1994 commission report on entitlement and tax reform and called on Americans -- particularly presidential hopefuls -- to quickly address the nation’s fiscal challenges.

A bipartisan majority of the original Kerrey-Danforth commission warned that with an aging population and rising health care costs, the country was on an unsustainable budget...

Recent Publications

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1 Dec, 2010 - Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Concord Coalition today praised the plan released by Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson, co-chairs of the President’s National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, and called on other members of the panel to give it their full support. While some commission members... Read More
17 Nov, 2010 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today gave high marks to a budget plan released by the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Debt Reduction Task Force and encouraged elected officials and the American public to carefully consider its proposals. “This is a credible and comprehensive path to a more... Read More
11 Nov, 2010 - Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Concord Coalition said today that the deficit reduction framework released by Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson, bipartisan co-chairs of the President’s National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, is a very promising start to the difficult decision-making process that... 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
4 Aug, 2010 - Press Release
WASHINGTON----With the 2010 Social Security and Medicare Trustees’ Report scheduled to be released on Thursday, The Concord Coalition today urged lawmakers, the president’s fiscal commission and the public to focus on the report’s projected cost growth of the two largest entitlement programs rather... Read More
19 Jul, 2010 - Special Publication
This Op-Ed was originally published on The Boston Globe. Click here for original post.By Robert L. BixbyCAN WE handle the truth? More specifically, can we handle the truth when it is ambiguous? That is a question policymakers and the public face as they grapple with the best way forward on fiscal... 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
7 Jun, 2010 - Special Publication
As concern about long-term federal deficits and debt mounts, some policy experts in Washington have been discussing the possibility of a value-added tax, or “VAT.” Some envision it as a replacement for current taxes while others favor it as an add-on to raise additional revenue. Although Congress... Read More
24 May, 2010 - Issue Brief
With pressure mounting to show progress in reining in the nation’s unsustainable structural budget deficit, Social Security reform may soon return to the policy agenda. Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush each made attempts at reforming Social Security in their second terms when they no... Read More