April 16, 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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9 Feb, 2006 - Facing Facts
http://concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/FacingFacts-060210.pdf
1 Feb, 2006 - Issue Brief
The outlook for the federal budget is deceptively benign under the January 2006 baseline assumptions of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). In its latest 10-year projections, CBO describes a budget that will reach balance in 2012 and stay balanced through 2016, the end of the projection period... Read More
9 Dec, 2005 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- In a full-page statement in this Sunday's New York Times (December 11, 2005), bipartisan leaders of The Concord Coalition urge elected leaders “to put the national interests ahead of partisan or parochial interests and develop a specific and realistic plan to put the country on a... Read More
14 Nov, 2005 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With critical decisions now pending on the fiscal year 2006 spending and tax cut “reconciliation” bills, The Concord Coalition said today that Congress should make deficit reduction the clear fiscal policy goal of the two bills. In keeping with its established criteria for... Read More
18 May, 2004 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that the pay-as-you-go (PAYGO) rule for tax cuts and entitlement expansions included in the budget resolution now before the House and Senate fails to provide meaningful fiscal discipline because it expires after just one year and carves out a $... Read More
29 Mar, 2004 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With budget negotiations between the House and Senate now underway, The Concord Coalition today strongly recommended that negotiators agree to reinstate the traditional pay-as-you-go (paygo) rule for entitlement expansions and tax cuts. This fiscally responsible rule played a... Read More
9 Nov, 2003 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that a new letter released by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) confirms the need for tough choices on spending and tax policy to avoid sustained budget deficits of $400 billion or more over the coming decade. The letter, written in response... Read More
19 Mar, 2003 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- As the House and Senate debate their respective versions of the fiscal year 2004 budget resolution, The Concord Coalition suggested that consideration of the budget be postponed until Congress has had an opportunity to consider the supplemental spending package for war and... Read More
18 Mar, 2003 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today released an updated version of its “Ten Criteria for Judging How Budget Plans Measure Up,” first published in 1997.  The criteria were updated in recognition of the fact that Congress is once more confronted with the need to craft a long-term balanced... Read More
30 Jan, 2001 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition urged Congress and the new Administration to proceed with great caution as they consider what to do with the $3.1 trillion non-Social Security surplus projected today by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). With two-thirds -- or $2.1 trillion -- of that amount... Read More