September 14, 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...

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28 Sep, 2006 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- Robert Bixby, Executive Director of The Concord Coalition, will testify Thursday, September 28th, before the Senate Finance Committee Subcommittee on Long-Term Growth and Debt Reduction. The hearing is entitled "America's Public Debt: How Do We Keep It From Rising.... Read More
17 Aug, 2006 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With today's budget update by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) showing the deficit shrinking from $318 billion in 2005 to $260 billion this year, The Concord Coalition warned that the lower deficit -- while certainly welcome -- does not signal a fundamental improvement in... Read More
3 Aug, 2006 - Press Release
WASHINGTON - With the Senate expected to vote this week on the so-called "Trifecta" bill, which includes a permanent reduction in the estate tax, temporary extension of several expiring tax provisions and a new mandatory spending program for mine reclamation along with an increase... Read More
11 Jul, 2006 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With the Bush Administration's Mid-Session Review today projecting that very strong revenue growth will cause a slight decline in the federal budget deficit--from $318 billion last year to $296 billion this year--and also projecting that the deficit will be cut in half by 2008... Read More
14 May, 2006 - Facing Facts
http://concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/FacingFacts-060515.pdf
27 Feb, 2006 - Issue Brief
On February 6th, President Bush unveiled his budget for the 2007 fiscal year. This issue brief evaluates the President’s budget based on The Concord Coalition’s Seven Signs of Fiscal Sense. These criteria, which were established to help sort through the strengths and weaknesses of deficit... Read More
24 Feb, 2006 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With Congress continuing its review of the President's budget and beginning work on the fiscal year 2007 budget resolution, The Concord Coalition issued an analysis of the President's fiscal year 2007 budget. The analysis is based on The Concord Coalition's "Seven Signs... Read More
6 Feb, 2006 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that President Bush's fiscal year 2007 budget takes an appropriately hard line on spending, but its claim to result in significant deficit reduction relies on budgetary gimmicks that understate likely expenses and overstate likely revenue.... Read More
3 Feb, 2006 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- Today, The Concord Coalition issued its preview of the President's budget: “The Seven Signs of Fiscal Sense: What to Look for in the President's Fiscal Year 2007 Budget.” The issue brief closely examines both the rhetoric and reality of the President's stated fiscal policies,... Read More
3 Feb, 2006 - Issue Brief
On Monday February 6, President Bush will unveil his Fiscal Year 2007 budget. A thorough evaluation of how it all adds up must await the details, but based on proposals outlined by the President in his State of the Union Address as well as statements by other administration officials, it is... Read More