October 31, 2014

Publications

28 Oct, 2014 - Special Publication

Former U.S. House members Tom Tauke (R-IA) and Leonard Boswell (D-IA), who are working with The Concord Coalition and Fix the Debt to raise awareness of the nation's fiscal challenges, wrote this recent op-ed for The Des Moines Register. The article can also be found here

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1 Mar, 2012 - Press Release
Diane Lim Rogers, chief economist for The Concord Coalition, told lawmakers today that reducing special provisions in the tax code that favor some taxpayers could simultaneously reduce the deficit, encourage economic growth and promote fairness. Appearing before the Senate Budget Committee,... Read More
27 Feb, 2012 - Issue Brief
http://concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/structuraldeficits_0.pdf
I. What’s a structural deficit? One possible response to the recent spike in federal budget deficits -- from $161 billion in 2007 to more than $1 trillion in each of the last three years is: Don’t worry. It’s all caused by the bad economy. When the economy recovers, we’ll be fine. This line of... Read More
17 Feb, 2012 - Issue Brief
http://concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/issuestatement--payrolltaxdeal.pdf
While elected officials are celebrating an agreement to extend the payroll tax cut, unemployment benefits and the “doc fix” on Medicare reimbursements through the end of this year, there would be much more to celebrate if the deal had included a more comprehensive financing plan. Instead,... Read More
13 Feb, 2012 - Press Release
The Concord Coalition today gave mixed reviews to President Obama’s proposed budget for the 2013 Fiscal Year, praising its recommendations to broaden the tax base and achieve incremental Medicare savings but lamenting the lack of a greater commitment to broader structural reforms that his... Read More
31 Jan, 2012 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that new projections by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) should spur candidates for federal office this year to provide voters with realistic proposals to deal with the country’s difficult fiscal challenges. “CBO’s new Budget and Economic Outlook... Read More
4 Jan, 2012 - Special Publication
http://concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/imhof_sioux_city_oped.pdf
The following Op-Ed was originally published in the Sioux City Journal on December 25, 2011 By Sara Imhof For many Americans, this time of the year provides an opportunity for reflection and renewal. Every four years, Iowans also have a flurry of political activity as we prepare for our first-... Read More
28 Dec, 2011 - Special Publication
The following Op-Ed was originally published in the Christian Science Monitor. By Diane Lim Rogers Politicians on both extremes think voters want stubborness in the budget battle. They're wrong. Congress finally broke the impasse over a temporary extension of the payroll tax in 2012, but it... Read More
19 Dec, 2011 - Special Publication
http://concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/imhof_press_citizen_oped.pdf
The following Op-Ed was originally published in the Iowa City Press-Citizen By Sara Imhof Across the nation, the time has come for holiday parties, last-minute shopping and family gatherings. For many Iowans, however, it is also time to make up their minds on Republican presidential hopefuls... Read More
8 Dec, 2011 - Press Release
CONCORD, N.H. -- Mark Zandi, chief economist for Moody’s Analytics, and Robert L. Bixby, executive director of the non-partisan Concord Coalition, will discuss the 2012 economic outlook and the federal government’s budget challenges at a lunch forum this Friday, Dec. 9, at the University of New... Read More
30 Nov, 2011 - Press Release
College students and nine former members of Congress will confront the nation’s fiscal and economic difficulties through an interactive exercise this Saturday, Dec. 3, at George Washington University.    Participants in the “Principles and Priorities” exercise, developed by The Concord... Read More