April 17, 2014

Publications

1 Apr, 2014 - Press Release

WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today welcomed the budget proposal from House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan but expressed concern that it does not represent a realistic blueprint for making progress on a fiscal sustainability plan.

“It is the statutory duty of the House and Senate Budget Committees to produce a budget,” said Robert L. Bixby, Concord’s executive director. “Chairman Ryan thus deserves credit for following ‘regular order’ by proposing a budget in an election year when some may argue that it would be...

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28 Aug, 2000 - Facing Facts
Last month, the CBO released a study that tallies up federal spending on the elderly and children. It shows that, per capita, spending on the elderly towers seven-to-one over spending on kids, and that, overall, it consumes 35 percent of the budget. This is before the age wave even begins to roll... Read More
1 Aug, 2000 - Facing Facts
There are just two ways to close Social Security's financing gap without burdening tomorrow's workers and taxpayers: Reduce Social Security's long-term cost, or make the cost more bearable by increasing national savings and hence the size of the economy. In the real world, a workable plan must do... Read More
25 Jul, 2000 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today released a revised, election 2000 version of a brochure called “Key Questions Voters Should Ask Candidates About the Budget, Social Security and Medicare.”  The brochure, now available on-line, outlines six questions citizens and members of the media should... Read More
19 Jul, 2000 - Facing Facts
It's election season and tax cuts are in the air. So who stands to get a break? What about America's most likely-to-vote group-affluent seniors? Last week, the Senate voted in favor of repealing the 85-percent tier of the Social Security benefit tax. The measure is now due to come up in the... Read More
17 Jul, 2000 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With huge new surplus estimates threatening fiscal discipline, The Concord Coalition urged Congress and the Administration to reach an agreement as soon as possible on a new set of discretionary spending caps that would replace the 1997 budget caps, which have ceased to provide any... Read More
12 Jul, 2000 - Facing Facts
 President Clinton has just dusted off and reissued his proposal to shore up Social Security by double-counting its trust-fund interest. Vice President Gore has made the proposal the centerpiece of his own Social Security reform plan. And now both the President and the Vice President want to... Read More
27 Jun, 2000 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition released a report today that reviews the major issues raised by the Social Security reform proposals of Vice President Al Gore and Texas Governor George W. Bush.  Now available on-line, the report examines the fiscal and demographic challenges facing Social... Read More
25 Jun, 2000 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition urged Congress and the Administration to use the larger-than-expected budget surplus for savings rather than rushing to spend it or give it away in tax cuts.  While heartened by the good news, Concord warned that the $1.9 trillion 10-year surplus announced... Read More
29 May, 2000 - Facing Facts
 The news about Medicare seems to get better and better. After slowing in 1998, spending actually declined in 1999 for the first time in the program's history. Meanwhile, the projected bankruptcy of Medicare's Hospital Insurance (HI) trust fund has receded by nearly twenty-five years, from... Read More
18 Apr, 2000 - Facing Facts
 There are two things everybody knows about Social Security-and they are directly contradictory. The first is that its benefits are written into law. This "guarantee" is why financial planners take Social Security benefits for granted, why private employers structure their pension plans around... Read More