July 25, 2014

Publications

15 Jul, 2014 - Press Release

WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that new long-term projections from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) underscore the need for Washington to move beyond today’s overly partisan environment to pursue broad fiscal reforms.

“In looking out beyond the usual 10-year frame for analysis of budget trends, the CBO’s annual report on the long-term outlook is an invaluable reminder that elected officials in both parties must spend less time cooking up budget gimmicks and more time working together to figure out how to put the...

Recent Publications

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20 Feb, 2013 - Issue Brief
http://concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/cbo_good_news_not_good_issue_brief.pdf
I. Introduction The annual Budget and Economic Outlook released on Feb. 5 by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) contained some good news. The deficit is coming down. The debt is relatively stable over the coming 10 years. Revenues are going up and federal health care costs were again... Read More
19 Feb, 2013 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today offered its strong support for the new fiscal framework proposed by Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson to put the nation’s unsustainable finances on a sound, responsible path. In Concord’s view, the Simpson-Bowles framework offers a stark and welcome contrast... Read More
5 Feb, 2013 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With Congress facing important budgetary deadlines in the next few weeks, The Concord Coalition said today that the new Budget and Economic Outlook by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) underscores that much more needs to be done to bring about a sustainable fiscal policy. “The... Read More
28 Jan, 2013 - Press Release
Nashville, Tenn. – Former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen, Fix the Debt State Co-Chair Tim Pagliara and Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert L. Bixby will discuss solutions to the rapidly growing federal debt at a breakfast program tomorrow morning at Lipscomb University’s Ezell Center... Read More
14 Jan, 2013 - Issue Brief
http://concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/debtlimitrev1.14.13_0.pdf
I. Introduction Federal borrowing is once again near the statutory debt limit. At the end of last year, Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner notified Congress that the $16.394 trillion limit had been reached and that his department would begin taking “extraordinary measures” to postpone the... Read More
14 Jan, 2013 - Press Release
  WASHINGTON --  The Concord Coalition today urged elected officials to promptly raise the federal debt limit and then reform the debt limit process as part of a comprehensive plan to put the budget on a more responsible course. “There should be no delay in voting to increase the debt... Read More
26 Dec, 2012 - Special Publication
This op-ed was written by Paul Hansen, western states regional director for The Concord Coalition. It was published Dec. 22 in the Billings Gazette. When faced with the numbers, most Americans know what needs to be done to stabilize the nation’s debt and they are willing to take on the shared... Read More
21 Dec, 2012 - Special Publication
This Pioneer Press (Minnesota) op-ed was written by Sara Imhof, Midwest regional director of The Concord Coalition, and former U.S. Rep. Tim Penny, president and CEO  of the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation. It was published Friday.    "Let me be blunt," Sen. Warren Rudman... Read More
15 Dec, 2012 - Special Publication
Des Moines Register Op-Ed by Sara Imhof: In September 1992, three concerned public figures launched the deficit-fighting Concord Coalition in front of a national debt clock in New York City. It then showed the federal debt at just over $4 trillion. Sen. Warren Rudman, R-N.H., former Sen. Paul... Read More
13 Dec, 2012 - Special Publication
This op-ed was written by Ben Harris, a student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison who -- along with fellow students Alex Zukauskas, Peng Yin, Bekah Ludwig, Katie Maike and Meagan Brasier -- founded a Concord Coalition chapter on the Madison campus. The op-ed appeared recently in the Milwaukee... Read More