December 19, 2014

Publications

16 Dec, 2014 - Press Release

WASHINGTON -- Former U.S. Senators J. Robert Kerrey and John C. Danforth today released an update of a 1994 commission report on entitlement and tax reform and called on Americans -- particularly presidential hopefuls -- to quickly address the nation’s fiscal challenges.

A bipartisan majority of the original Kerrey-Danforth commission warned that with an aging population and rising health care costs, the country was on an unsustainable budget...

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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 them... Read More
2 Apr, 2000 - Facing Facts
For the third year in a row, Social Security's projected bankruptcy date has receded-from 2029 in the Trustees' 1997 annual report to 2037 in the 2000 report released last week. Many are taking this to mean that the long-term outlook for Social Security has improved. Not so. Trust-fund solvency... 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
28 Mar, 2000 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- As the U.S. House of Representatives prepares to vote on an emergency supplemental appropriations package for fiscal year 2000 (HR 3908), The Concord Coalition urges lawmakers not to use the projected non-Social Security surplus for spending that does not constitute a true emergency... Read More