September 21, 2014

Publications

27 Aug, 2014 - Press Release

WASHINGTON -- While there has been some recent good news for the federal budget, The Concord Coalition said today that updated projections from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) should remind policymakers that the aging of the population is dramatically but predictably reshaping government spending and fiscal reforms are the only way to prevent the negative economic consequences.

“Despite a slowing of health care inflation and lower annual deficits since their heights during the recession, the CBO’s projections demonstrate that our basic structural problem remains -- growth in...

Recent Publications

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10 Oct, 2000 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today released an issue brief that describes how Texas Governor George W. Bush and Vice President Al Gore plan to use the projected budget surplus.  Entitled “The Surplus Field of Dreams: Build it and they will come,” the brief and accompanying chart (Requires... Read More
5 Oct, 2000 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition warned today that if discretionary spending continues to grow at the same rate it has in recent years, two-thirds of the projected 10-year non-Social Security surplus would disappear.   “There is a fiscal disconnect between Washington and the campaign... Read More
3 Oct, 2000 - Facing Facts
This presidential debates are underscoring important differences in the candidates' budget plans. The public, however, may be missing a fundamental similarity. Both candidates assume that we've entered an era of guaranteed fiscal plenty in which the only hard choice is how to divvy up a large and... Read More
28 Sep, 2000 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition has placed a full-page advertisement in this Sunday's New York Times (October 1, 2000) offering voters hard facts and five questions to ask the candidates about Social Security reform.          The ad is signed by Concord Coalition Co-Chairs, former Senators... Read More
10 Sep, 2000 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With Congress and the Administration scheduled to resume their year-end budget negotiations Tuesday, The Concord Coalition today released an issue brief entitled “Discretionary Spending Caps: What's Next?” (Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)  Now available on-line, the document urges... Read More
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