July 30, 2014

Publications

28 Jul, 2014 - Press Release

 WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that the new reports from the Social Security and Medicare trustees highlight the need for prompt reform of federal entitlement programs, with further delays in such work creating a particular problem for Social Security’s Disability Insurance program.

“As in past years, the trustees’ annual reports remind us that without broad reforms, Social Security and Medicare will increasingly squeeze other parts of the federal budget while putting steady upward pressure on annual deficits and the nation’s level of debt,” said Robert L. Bixby...

Recent Publications

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5 Apr, 2011 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today commended House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) for putting forward a serious proposal to reduce projected deficits by more than $1.6 trillion over the coming decade. Concord cautioned, however, that the proposal’s policy mix is unlikely to... Read More
31 Mar, 2011 - Special Publication
http://concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/Letter_from_64_Experts_to_President_and_Leadership_0.pdf
A bipartisan group of dozens of fiscal and economic experts signed a letter, released March 31, that calls on President Obama and congressional leaders to work together to enact a comprehensive deficit reduction plan.  Concord Coalition Executive Director and Concord Chief Economist Diane Lim... Read More
30 Mar, 2011 - Press Release
WASHINGTON - The Concord Coalition today commended the Blue Dog Coalition of Democrats in the House of Representatives for going on the record with a set of benchmarks for comprehensive fiscal reform and urging that all options be kept on the table, including both spending cuts and revenue... Read More
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23 Mar, 2011 - Issue Brief
http://concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/RyansDilemmaIssueBrief_0.pdf
* Updated based on the CBO Preliminary Analysis of the President’s Budget released on March 18 As the new chairman of the House Budget Committee, Paul Ryan faces a daunting task in producing a budget resolution that satisfies the policy goals of House Republicans -- especially the new members... Read More
21 Mar, 2011 - Press Release
WASHINGTON – With a new Congressional Budget Office (CBO) analysis of the President’s proposed budget showing unsustainable deficits mounting over the coming decade, The Concord Coalition today called on President Obama and the House of Representatives to embrace a call from 64 senators of both... Read More
22 Feb, 2011 - Issue Brief
http://concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/FY_2012_Issue_Brief.pdf
President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2012 budget is not a bold policy proposal. It is an oddly complacent budget for a situation that requires anything but complacency.Faced with a growing chorus of warnings from official and unofficial sources that we are on a perilous fiscal path, the President’s budget... Read More
14 Feb, 2011 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said it was disappointed today that President Obama’s proposed Fiscal Year 2012 budget failed to follow up more aggressively on some of the key recommendations from his own fiscal commission. A bipartisan majority of the commission issued sweeping... Read More
2 Feb, 2011 - Special Publication
http://concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/STATEMENT_OF_THE_CONCORD_COALITION.pdf
February 2, 2011The National Debt Is A Real Threat Mission Statement By signing this Mission Statement, we join with other Americans of all political persuasions in urging the President and the Congress to promptly develop and approve a bold, comprehensive plan to avoid an explosion of federal... Read More
2 Feb, 2011 - Press Release
 WASHINGTON -- Citizen groups originally convened by The Concord Coalition today called on Congress and President Obama to produce “a bold, comprehensive plan to avoid an explosion of federal debt that could devastate the economy, weaken our national security and unfairly... Read More
26 Jan, 2011 - Special Publication
This Op-Ed was originally published on CNNMoney.com. Click here for original post.By Diane Lim RogersFor most of his State of the Union speech, President Obama made promises for additional federal spending and tax cuts, motivated by the ongoing needs of our still-struggling economy.It was... Read More