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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...

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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
26 Oct, 2012 - Special Publication
Pete Domenici, a Republican, was a U.S. senator from New Mexico from 1973 to 2009. Sam Nunn, a Democrat, was a U.S. senator from Georgia from 1973 to 1997. They and former senators Warren Rudman and Evan Bayh co-chair an initiative called Strengthening of America—Our Children’s Future, which seeks... Read More
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21 Sep, 2012 - Press Release
  WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition last night honored 38 “economic patriots” in the U.S. House for their courage in voting for a comprehensive, bipartisan deficit reduction plan earlier this year. Former U.S. Senator Sam Nunn, a Concord co-chairman, praised the “Great 38” for standing up to... Read More
14 Sep, 2012 - Special Publication
Thank you, John, for your welcome and for hosting this event as well as making available Craig Cohen and Andrew Schwartz whose help has been invaluable. Thanks to my longstanding partner – Pete Domenici and The Bipartisan Policy Center – including in particular, Steve Bell.  Special thanks to... Read More
10 Sep, 2012 - Special Publication
http://concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/politico_ad_090612d.pdf
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has repeatedly warned that policy changes must be made to prevent spiraling debt from harming our nation’s economic future. Credit rating agencies have warned that the growth of debt must be reduced to avoid a downgrade.   Experts from across the... Read More
17 Aug, 2012 - Special Publication
The following guest column by Sara Imhof was published by the Iowa City Press-Citizen on Friday, Aug. 17, 2012. See the original column here. The challenges facing our federal government are many: At the end of the year, we face a “fiscal cliff” as pre-programmed tax increases and spending cuts... Read More
8 Jun, 2012 - Special Publication
http://concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/imhof_detroit_free_press.pdf
The following op-ed by Sara Imhof was published in the Detroit Free Press on June 8, 2012 Although the federal budget and its impact on the economy have dominated this year's political debates, elected officials and candidates have largely focused on short-term concerns and what often sound... Read More
5 Jun, 2012 - Press Release
Washington -- The Concord Coalition said today that new long-term projections from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) highlight the need for broad fiscal reforms -- and show how disconnected today’s political debates are from the key issues involved in putting the federal budget on a... Read More
17 Apr, 2012 - Special Publication
http://concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/bixby_politico_4_17.pdf
The following Op-Ed by Robert Bixby was published by Politico on April 17, 2012 An ironic consequence of the dueling fiscal plans put forward this year by President Barack Obama and House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) is that, taken together, they illustrate why Erskine Bowles... Read More
27 Feb, 2012 - Issue Brief
http://concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/structuraldeficits_0.pdf
I. What’s a structural deficit? One possible response to the recent spike in federal budget deficits -- from $161 billion in 2007 to more than $1 trillion in each of the last three years is: Don’t worry. It’s all caused by the bad economy. When the economy recovers, we’ll be fine. This line of... Read More