September 1, 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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28 Jan, 2009 - Issue Brief
http://concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/January_28_issue_brief-final.pdf
President Obama and the new Congress face distinct but related fiscal policy challenges over the short and long term. Swift action is necessary both to address immediate needs and develop an “exit strategy” to ensure that our response to the current crisis does not have adverse unintended... Read More
7 Jan, 2009 - Press Release
The Concord Coalition today urged lawmakers to take note of the first ever annual deficit projected to exceed $1 trillion and a post World War II high of 8.3 percent of GDP, and take steps to prevent deficits of this magnitude from becoming the norm. Concord warned that any attempt at economic... Read More
8 Dec, 2008 - Facing Facts
http://concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/FF%20Newsletter%20Vol%204%202_08-1204_FINAL2.pdf
In this issue, Neil Howe and Richard Jackson discuss the importance of confronting the nation's looming long-term fiscal crisis while working to jump-start the economy.  As larger annual deficits grow nearer and countries begin to reevaluate their assets, it will be important for the United States... Read More
19 Nov, 2008 - Issue Brief
http://concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/Paygo_issue_brief.pdf
Introduction Economic conditions have deteriorated to the point where some form of additional fiscal stimulus is clearly justified -- even though such action would increase an already bloated federal budget deficit. This does not mean, however, that all forms of fiscal discipline must be tossed... Read More
22 Oct, 2008 - Issue Brief
http://concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/2008-McCain-Obama-issue-brief_1.pdf
When Americans go to the polls on November 4, they will elect a president who will inherit an array of fiscal and economic challenges greater than any new administration has faced since 1933. In his Inaugural Address that year, Franklin Roosevelt famously reassured Americans that, “the only thing... Read More
22 Oct, 2008 - Press Release
As the election enters its final two weeks, The Concord Coalition today released an issue brief detailing the “Nine Challenges for ‘09” that will be faced by whichever presidential candidate wins the election. On November 4, the time for campaigning will be over, and the time for transitioning... Read More
1 Oct, 2008 - Press Release
WASHINGTON--The Concord Coalition today urged lawmakers not to use the financial rescue bill as a way to subvert fiscally important pay-as-you-go (paygo) budgeting rules. Concord warned that attaching political sweeteners—the extension of expiring tax provisions—to the bailout bill further... Read More
26 Sep, 2008 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- As Congress and the Bush Administration negotiate a $700 billion plan to shore up credit markets by purchasing “troubled assets,” The Concord Coalition urged them to heed the lesson of Wall Street’s failure: corrective actions are more effective and much less costly if taken in... Read More
11 Sep, 2008 - Issue Brief
http://concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/Baseline_issue_brief_091108-final.pdf
I. Policy Proposals - Relative to What? Three times every year the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) produces a "baseline" of its budget outlook for the coming decade. As described by CBO, the baseline represents its "best judgment of how the economy and other factors would affect... Read More
9 Sep, 2008 - Press Release
Washington -- With today’s release of new projections by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) showing deficits for as far as the eye can see -- even under very optimistic assumptions -- The Concord Coalition strongly urged enforcement of congressional pay-as-you-go rules (paygo) as a critical... Read More