February 1, 2015

Publications

26 Jan, 2015 - Press Release

WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that new Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projections show why the Congress and President Obama must try to move forward on fiscal reforms wherever possible in the coming year.

The CBO’s Budget and Economic Outlook, released this afternoon, estimates that under current law federal deficits -- despite dropping in recent years -- will begin rising again after 2016, reaching $1.1 trillion in 2025. This would...

Recent Publications

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13 Feb, 2000 - Facing Facts
FACING FACTS ALERTThe Truth about Entitlements and the Budget A Fax Alert from The Concord Coalition Volume VI, Number 1 - February 14, 2000Lately, the projected budget surpluses have been getting bigger and bigger-and so has the temptation to spend them. In its "current-law" January 2000 baseline... Read More
8 Feb, 2000 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today urged Congress to agree on a budget baseline before approving any tax cuts, including the Marriage Tax Penalty Relief Act (H.R. 6) scheduled to be debated Thursday in the U.S. House of Representatives.   “Tomorrow's tax cut vote is nothing less than a... Read More
23 Jan, 2000 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today warned lawmakers not to treat the new surplus projections to be issued this week by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) as money in the bank. The existence and size of projected budget surpluses, particularly over a 10-year period, is far too speculative... Read More
11 Jan, 2000 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today urged Congress and the Administration to maintain their laudable goal of balancing the budget without tapping into the Social Security surplus, but warned against making policy decisions based on unrealistic surplus projections that assume strict adherence... Read More
19 Dec, 1999 - Facing Facts
The Social Security Advisory Board's Technical Panel on Assumptions and Methods recently released an official report criticizing the Social Security Trustees for presenting an "inadequate" and "misleading" picture of the long-term challenges facing the program. The Panel offers a number of sensible... Read More
14 Dec, 1999 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today released a brochure called “Key Questions Voters Should Ask Candidates About the Budget, Social Security and Medicare.”  The brochure, which is now available at www.concordcoalition.org, outlines five questions citizens and members of the media should ask... Read More
8 Dec, 1999 - Facing Facts
The FY 2000 budget provides for $8.7 billion in "emergency" farm spending, a record aid package that comes on top of $6.5 billion in emergency spending in the FY 1999 budget. Many are pointing to these "bailouts" as evidence that America's farm safety net is in tatters-and are calling for repeal of... Read More
1 Nov, 1999 - Facing Facts
Amid much fanfare, the Social Security Administration recently began mailing working Americans a document entitled "Your Social Security Statement." According to SSA, the annual statement will educate workers about Social Security and, by providing estimates of future benefits, help them plan for... 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