July 29, 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 Feb, 2007 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that the President's FY 2008 budget focuses on two appropriate goals: restoring balance by 2012 and narrowing the long-term deficit. Concord reiterated its concerns that certain key policy assumptions used by the administration to project a swift... Read More
5 Jan, 2007 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- In a full-page statement in this Sunday's New York Times (January 7, 2007), bipartisan leaders of The Concord Coalition urge the President and Congress to negotiate a bipartisan balanced budget plan using realistic cost estimates and to begin a process for addressing long-term... Read More
1 May, 2006 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With today's release of the annual Social Security and Medicare trustees' reports showing a combined long-term unfunded obligation of $15.6 trillion over 75 years in these two entitlement programs, The Concord Coalition warned that the two programs are on a fiscally... Read More
9 Feb, 2006 - Facing Facts
http://concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/FacingFacts-060210.pdf
26 Jan, 2006 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that new projections by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) clearly demonstrate the growing budgetary challenges of an aging population and the need to confront hard policy trade-offs. With such trade-offs, the budget can be brought back into... Read More
9 Nov, 2005 - Facing Facts
http://concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/FFQuarterly-1-3.pdf
1 Aug, 2005 - Facing Facts
http://concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/FFQuarterly-1-2.pdf
30 Jun, 2005 - Press Release
social security reform: Is There a Bipartisan Solution? Thursday, June 30, 2005 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. CSIS 1800 K Street, N.W. B-1 conference level 8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.: Introductory Address David Walker Comptroller General, GAO 9:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m... Read More
29 Apr, 2005 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that President Bush's suggestion to reduce Social Security's long-term cost by modifying the benefit formula is a positive step in the debate over how to shore up the system's finances. “Cost saving measures are an essential part of any Social... Read More
26 Apr, 2005 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- As the Senate Finance Committee holds their hearing to evaluate different plans to fix Social Security, The Concord Coalition today released a Social Security Policy Brief reminding lawmakers that there is no "free lunch" when designing such plans. "Nothing... Read More