January 25, 2015

Publications

24 Jan, 2015 - Special Publication

In a recent op-ed for the Des Moines Register, Robert Bixby, executive director of The Concord Coalition, and Maya MacGuineas, head of the Campaign to Fix the Debt, discussed the importance of presidential candidates credibly addressing the long-term challenges facing the federal budget. The op-ed can also be found here.

Concord and Fix the Debt recently launched a new initiative, "First Budget," to raise awareness of the country's fiscal...

Recent Publications

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17 Apr, 2002 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- As the House of Representatives considers legislation to permanently extend all provisions of last year's tax bill beyond their scheduled 2010 expiration date, including rate reductions not even scheduled to take effect until 2004 and 2006, The Concord Coalition said today that... Read More
27 Mar, 2002 - Press Release
WASHINGTON--The Concord Coalition warned today that the 2002 Social Security and Medicare Trustees Reports released this week reaffirm that both programs are on an unsustainable course - despite three additional years of trust fund solvency for Social Security and one additional year of... Read More
25 Mar, 2002 - Facing Facts
 The Senate and House, with a nod from the Administration, are nearing agreement on a ten-year farm bill that will pile an extra $49 billion in commodity support subsidies on top of the $70 billion authorized in current law.The bill completes Congress's costly retreat from the 1996 Freedom to... Read More
11 Mar, 2002 - Press Release
As Congress begins work this week on the fiscal year 2003 budget resolution, The Concord Coalition has the following recommendations of things to do and things not to do: Things to do Reaffirm the fiscally responsible goal of balancing the budget without using the Social Security... Read More
7 Mar, 2002 - Special Publication
You have my sympathy.  As elected representatives of the people, you have been given two irreconcilable and at times unconditional demands: lower taxes and higher spending.  Polls show that Americans believe their taxes and government spending are too high, but those majorities also want... Read More
7 Mar, 2002 - Press Release
WASHINGTON - The Concord Coalition said today that an expensive, three-year, thirty percent special depreciation allowance in the economic stimulus bill passed by the House and Senate will do very little to provide short-term stimulus but will make it more difficult to achieve a balanced... Read More
6 Mar, 2002 - Press Release
WASHINGTON – In testimony before the Senate Finance Committee today, The Concord Coalition's Co-Chairman, former Sen. Bob Kerrey (D-NE), urged Congress to tackle fundamental health care reform before adding a new prescription drug benefit to Medicare. Kerrey told the committee: “You have... Read More
25 Feb, 2002 - Facing Facts
 The Social Security Guarantee Act (H.R. 3135) now moving through Congress would require the Secretary of the Treasury to issue a certificate guaranteeing current-law benefits to every Social Security beneficiary.The Act is a terrible idea. It threatens to lock in Social Security's... Read More
22 Jan, 2002 - Press Release
WASHINGTON ¾ With today's new forecast by the Congressional Budget Office showing that the projected non-Social Security surplus is gone ¾ not just this year but for several years to come ¾ The Concord Coalition called upon President Bush and Congress to reestablish the goal of balancing the... Read More
13 Jan, 2002 - Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Concord Coalition announced today that former Senator Bob Kerrey (D-NE) has been named its new Co-Chairman, joining former Senator Warren B. Rudman (R-NH).  Senator Kerrey has been a member of Concord's Board of Directors since January 2001. The Concord Coalition was founded... Read More