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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8 Nov, 2011 - Press Release
Paul W. Hansen, a resident of Jackson, Wyoming with decades of experience in public policy work and civic engagement efforts around the country, has been named as The Concord Coalition’s Rocky Mountain states regional director. “We are delighted to have Paul head up our efforts in this critical... Read More
7 Nov, 2011 - Special Publication
This column originally appeared in Tax Notes, a subscription-only publication, on October 31, 2011. It is reprinted here with the permission of Tax Analysts (http://www.taxanalysts.com).By Diane Lim RogersCongressional committees had until October 15 to submit recommendations to the Joint Select... Read More
6 Nov, 2011 - Special Publication
This originally appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel at http://www.jsonline.com/news/opinion/supercommittee-advice-theyve-got-to-go-big-0j2tigv-133275803.htmlBy Diane Lim RogersThe supercommittee established by Congress faces a Thanksgiving deadline to come up with at least $1.5 trillion... Read More
31 Oct, 2011 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- At its 18th Annual Economic Patriots Dinner this Wednesday, The Concord Coalition will honor Senators Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) and Mark Warner (D-Va.) and present a panel of experts discussing the challenges facing the congressional “super committee” on deficit reduction with its... Read More
27 Oct, 2011 - Press Release
DURHAM AND CONCORD, N.H. -- The University of New Hampshire’s Whittemore School of Business and Economics and School of Law, in partnership with the Concord Coalition, announce today the creation of Next Generation Matters, a series of presidential candidate conversations with students about the... Read More
27 Oct, 2011 - Special Publication
http://concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/gao_long-term_outlook_handout.pdf
  The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently issued its fall report on the federal government’s long-term fiscal outlook, providing two basic scenarios for policymakers to consider: a "baseline extended simulation" and an "alternative simulation" that relies on... Read More
17 Oct, 2011 - Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Concord Coalition said today that a new ad campaign by AARP is misleading, divisive and an abdication of responsible leadership. At a critical moment, when hard decisions must be made about our nation’s future, AARP is demanding that current and future benefits for seniors be... Read More
5 Oct, 2011 - Special Publication
http://concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/sessionssnoweletterfinal10.5.11-1.pdf
The Honorable Jeff Sessions The Honorable Olympia Snowe United States States Senate Washington, DC 20510 Dear Senators Sessions and Snowe:On behalf of The Concord Coalition, I am writing to congratulate you for your leadership in sponsoring “The Honest Budget Act,” which proposes a number of... Read More
28 Sep, 2011 - Special Publication
http://concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/bixby_imhof_ames_trib_op-ed.pdf
The following Op-Ed was published by the Ames Tribune on September 28, 2011.By Robert L. Bixby and Sara Imhof A few months ago, President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner flirted with the idea of a grand bargain on deficit reduction that would have included cuts in the big entitlement... Read More
23 Sep, 2011 - Special Publication
Alice Rivlin, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, and Robert L. Bixby, executive director of The Concord Coalition, offer their perspectives on tax reform and "class warfare" rhetoric on The American Square. The conversation can be found here: http://theamericansquare.org/profiles/blogs/... Read More