August 29, 2014

Publications

27 Aug, 2014 - Press Release

WASHINGTON -- While there has been some recent good news for the federal budget, The Concord Coalition said today that updated projections from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) should remind policymakers that the aging of the population is dramatically but predictably reshaping government spending and fiscal reforms are the only way to prevent the negative economic consequences.

“Despite a slowing of health care inflation and lower annual deficits since their heights during the recession, the CBO’s projections demonstrate that our basic structural problem remains -- growth in...

Recent Publications

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3 Mar, 1999 - Special Publication
The President's budgetary proposals for fiscal year 2000 fall into three categories:A group of basic policy proposals, including recommended levels of discretionary appropriations for fiscal year 2000, that are to be enacted whether or not agreement is reached on Social Security reform,Proposals... Read More
2 Mar, 1999 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today urged Congressional leaders to exclude the entire Social Security surplus from consideration in this year's budget deliberations. "The strongest possible signal Congress could send about its determination to save the Social Security surplus would... Read More
1 Mar, 1999 - Special Publication
Thank you for inviting the Concord Coalition to testify today on the revenue side of the Social Security reform debate.The Concord Coalition is a bipartisan, nonprofit grass roots organization with members and chapters nationwide dedicated to generationally responsible fiscal policy and long term... Read More
28 Feb, 1999 - Press Release
WASHINGTON--Concord Coalition Board Member Martha Phillips strongly urged Congress and the White House to avoid relying exclusively on tax increases to close the gap between future Social Security benefits and expected revenues in testimony before the Senate Special Committee on Aging today.... Read More
24 Feb, 1999 - Press Release
WASHINGTON--Concord Coalition Policy Director Robert Bixby told the Military Personnel Subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee that repealing the 1986 military pension reforms known as "Redux" would signal a dangerous breakdown in the political will to enforce prospective and... Read More
24 Feb, 1999 - Facing Facts
Congress and the White House are rushing to repeal the Military Retirement Reform Act of 1986, better known as "Redux." Proponents of repeal claim that Redux, which trimmed pensions for everyone joining the military after July 31, 1986, is causing an exodus of skilled servicemen, and that bigger... Read More
16 Feb, 1999 - Press Release
WASHINGTON--The Concord Coalition today urged White House and Congressional leaders to keep the focus of the Social Security debate on the necessity of making tough choices today to ensure that future generations will not saddled with an unconscionable tax burden. "Leaders of both political... Read More
1 Feb, 1999 - Facing Facts
There is much to welcome in President Clinton's plan for "saving" Social Security and Medicare. It is more concrete than expected. And, with its provisions for investing in stocks and setting up personal accounts, it acknowledges that reform must look beyond today's pay-as-you-go paradigm.... Read More
27 Jan, 1999 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition expressed concern today that optimistic budget projections, expected to be released in the coming week, will lead politicians of both parties to make fiscally irresponsible choices. "The Concord Coalition has long warned against spending tomorrow's income... Read More
26 Jan, 1999 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- Concord Coalition Executive Director Martha Phillips endorsed several federal budget process changes before a joint hearing of the Senate Budget and Governmental Affairs Committees today. "Although Concord is heartened to see that, at least on a unified basis, the budget has... Read More