April 18, 2014

Publications

1 Apr, 2014 - Press Release

WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today welcomed the budget proposal from House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan but expressed concern that it does not represent a realistic blueprint for making progress on a fiscal sustainability plan.

“It is the statutory duty of the House and Senate Budget Committees to produce a budget,” said Robert L. Bixby, Concord’s executive director. “Chairman Ryan thus deserves credit for following ‘regular order’ by proposing a budget in an election year when some may argue that it would be...

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3 Aug, 2011 - Special Publication
http://concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/rogers_cnn_oped_11-8-3.pdf
This originally appeared on CNN.com at http://www.cnn.com/2011/OPINION/08/02/rogers.taxes.deficit/index.htmlBy Diane Lim RogersPresident Obama has signed into law a bill that raises the debt ceiling and cuts spending. Democrats are reeling because revenue increases were not part of the first... Read More
1 Aug, 2011 - Special Publication
http://concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/bixby_imhof_guest_column.pdf
By Robert Bixby and Sara Imhof The toxic level of partisanship in Washington that threatens to throw the government into default shows why it is crucial for American voters to demand action on the enormous fiscal challenges facing the country.Our fiscal problems go far beyond the short-term... Read More
23 Jul, 2011 - Special Publication
http://concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/GangofSenseIssueStatement.pdf
More than two months ago we urged the bipartisan Gang of Six (Senators Chambliss, Coburn, Conrad, Crapo, Durbin and Warner) to persist in their efforts to craft a deficit reduction plan based on the recommendations of the President’s National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform (Bowles-... Read More
23 Jul, 2011 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- Former members of Congress who serve on The Concord Coalition’s Board of Directors today urged elected officials to raise the debt limit and embrace the broad deficit-reduction plan released this week by the Senate’s bipartisan “Gang of Six.”“The Gang of Six proposal serves as a... Read More
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
7 Jul, 2011 - Special Publication
The conversation below includes a blog post by the Committee for Economic Development Senior Vice President Joseph Minarik followed by a comment by Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert Bixby. This was originally posted on The American Square at  http://theamericansquare.org/... Read More
1 Jul, 2011 - Special Publication
In response to a sold-out presentation by Deficit Commission co-chair Alan Simpson in Jackson Hole, more than 200 Wyoming citizens signed a public letter calling on their elected leaders to act on our nation's fiscal challenge. LETTER TO OUR FEDERAL ELECTED OFFICIALSPRESIDENT BARACK OBAMASENATOR... Read More
28 Jun, 2011 - Press Release
TUCSON, ARIZONA – Two top national experts on the federal budget will present possible solutions to the rapidly increasing debt at a town hall meeting presented Thursday by the office of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and the non-partisan Concord Coalition. The program, co-sponsored by the University... 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
22 Jun, 2011 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- New long-term projections from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) underscore the critical need for the President and Congress to produce a broad, bipartisan budget agreement to put the nation on a more responsible path. “The CBO’s numbers and analysis back up what elected... Read More