July 28, 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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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
29 Mar, 2000 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition urges lawmakers not to let today's report by the Social Security Trustees obscure the need for real reform of the program.  Despite three more years of trust fund solvency, Social Security's operating balance – the difference between its anticipated outlays and... Read More
26 Oct, 1999 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition welcomed today's news that the federal government's budget deficit shrank to just $1 billion in fiscal year 1999 without counting the Social Security surplus.  However, the Coalition reminded Congress and the Administration that the surplus over and above Social... Read More
24 Oct, 1999 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that President Clinton's proposal to credit the Social Security trust fund with future general revenues, thereby extending its “solvency” to 2050, is a hollow attempt at reform because it would do nothing to improve the program's bottom line.  Worse... Read More
26 Sep, 1999 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- On the heels of President Clinton's remarks this morning touting a “larger than projected” surplus and calling on Republicans to help him “save Social Security with a lockbox,” The Concord Coalition today warned that surplus euphoria and lockbox rhetoric are no substitutes for real... Read More
27 Jul, 1999 - Press Release
WASHINGTON --With the House and Senate headed toward passage of a $792 billion, 10-year tax cut, The Concord Coalition today challenged Congress and the President to make the hard choices on discretionary and entitlement spending before enacting a major tax cut.    “Cutting taxes in... Read More
27 Jun, 1999 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today warned against creating new entitlements based on future budget surpluses that President Clinton projected will be $1 trillion more than previously expected. "If you do the math, you'll see that 51 percent of the $6 trillion budget surplus President... Read More
8 Jun, 1999 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With the U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means holding hearings today and tomorrow on plans to reform Social Security, The Concord Coalition commends the Members of Congress who had the courage to submit bipartisan Social Security proposals that are both fiscally responsible and... Read More
25 May, 1999 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today commended the sponsors of Social Security lock box proposals, specifically bills H.R.1259 and H.R.1927, for their efforts to lock away the Social Security surplus. "Both bills would make it more difficult for Congress to pay for new spending or tax... Read More
5 May, 1999 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With the U.S. House of Representatives scheduled to vote later today on a supplemental emergency spending package for Kosovo, the Concord Coalition warned against using the Social Security surplus to fund non-emergency additions to the defense budget. Former U.S. Senators Warren... Read More