April 21, 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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18 Oct, 1999 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- Concord Coalition Co-Chairmen Warren Rudman and Sam Nunn and President Peter Peterson announced today that effective immediately, Robert L. Bixby has been appointed Executive Director and Paula Price has been named Director of Operations of the fiscal watchdog group.  Bixby and Price... 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
8 Sep, 1999 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- On the heels of its recent National Debt Clock tour, the Concord Coalition reminded lawmakers today that the long-term economic benefits of paying down the mounting federal debt outweigh the short-term benefits of permanent spending increases or huge tax cuts.            The... Read More
29 Aug, 1999 - Facing Facts
After repudiating the reform plan of the recent Medicare Commission on the grounds that it did too little to ensure the program's long-term sustain-ability, the White House has come up with a plan that would do nothing to ensure it. Indeed, the White House plan would make the problem worse by... Read More
19 Aug, 1999 - Press Release
WASHINGTON --  The Concord Coalition's National Debt Clock – an oversized electronic scoreboard that ticks off the growth of our $5.6 trillion national debt at $3,517 per second  – will visit communities in Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Texas, Tennessee and Louisiana over the last two weeks of the... Read More
13 Aug, 1999 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition has placed a full-page advertisement in this Sunday's New York Times (August 15, 1999) urging President Clinton and Members of Congress not to squander the surplus, and to fix Social Security and Medicare first.            The ad is signed by Concord Co-Chairs... Read More
4 Aug, 1999 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today urged Congress to put the interests of future generations first by rejecting the proposed 10-year $792 billion tax cut, and instead turning its attention to the neglected issues of long-term Social Security and Medicare reform.   "We have a moral... 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
20 Jul, 1999 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today urged the House of Representatives to reject the The Financial Freedom Act of 1999 (H.R. 2488) because it relies too heavily on projections of huge future budget surpluses that are unlikely to materialize, and because it devotes almost the entire non-Social... Read More
11 Jul, 1999 - Facing Facts
Encouraged by the optimism of the latest official projections, both sides in the budget debate are embracing a seductive fantasy: that we've entered a new era of guaranteed fiscal plenty in which the only important question is how to divvy up the large and growing surpluses projected over the next... Read More