August 2, 2014

Publications

30 Jul, 2014 - Special Publication

In a letter to The Concord Monitor, Chase Hagaman, New England regional director for The Concord Coalition, urges lawmakers to change the status quo and start addressing the nation's long-term fiscal challenges. The column can also be found here.  

Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.

Congress seems to ignore this old saying when it comes to our nation's daunting fiscal...

Recent Publications

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19 Jan, 1999 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that President Clinton's State of the Union proposals regarding Social Security are best viewed as an opening bid in a political negotiation. The bipartisan group advocating fiscal responsibility noted that when viewed from that perspective, advocates... Read More
5 Jan, 1999 - Press Release
WASHINGTON--Earlier today, the White House announced that there will be at least a $76 billion budget surplus for the 1999 fiscal year. The Concord Coalition, a nonpartisan group advocating fiscal discipline, today reminded the leadership of both parties that the federal government is still... Read More
7 Dec, 1998 - Facing Facts
With this week's White House Conference inaugurating a year of decision on Social Security, America is finally waking up to the challenge of the age wave. As the debate turns to the merits and mechanics of specific reform proposals, the Concord Coalition urges policy leaders not to lose sight of... Read More
6 Dec, 1998 - Press Release
WASHINGTON--The Concord Coalition today urged all participants in the White House Conference on Social Security to address the program's long-term problems in a constructive and bipartisan manner. "While there is not an immediate crisis, Social Security reform is on the political agenda... Read More
2 Dec, 1998 - Facing Facts
Each day Americans are becoming better versed in all the problems, from generational inequity to declining trust in government, that call for big changes in Social Security. Three-quarters of the public now agree that the program will eventually require reform -- and two-thirds say that it is "in... Read More
16 Nov, 1998 - Press Release
WASHINGTON--Former Sens. Sam Nunn (D-Ga.) and Warren Rudman (R-N.H.), the co-chairs of the Concord Coalition, sent a letter today to Rep. Bob Livingston (R-La.) commending him for pledging that Congress will "no longer use Social Security proceeds to mask the budget deficit" once he... Read More
12 Nov, 1998 - Facing Facts
With the election over, the nation's leaders confront an embarrassing fact: After all their promises to "save Social Security first," the pre-election budget deal did anything but. The numbers show that the deal will spend about one-quarter of this year's budget surplus. This should trigger serious... Read More
3 Nov, 1998 - Press Release
WASHINGTON-As a result of yesterday's mid-term elections, baby boomers will comprise a majority in the U.S. House of Representatives for the first time. The House will have 219 baby boomer members when the 106th Congress convenes in January 1999. "The question for the baby boomers now that... Read More
27 Oct, 1998 - Press Release
WASHINGTON--It is now official: without counting the Social Security surplus, the federal government recorded a $29 billion budget deficit in 1998. The Concord Coalition, a bipartisan group advocating fiscal responsibility, today asserted that the claims of a budget surplus for fiscal year 1998... Read More
19 Oct, 1998 - Press Release
WASHINGTON--The Concord Coalition, a bipartisan budget watchdog group, said today that the omnibus spending bill fails the test of fiscal discipline by squandering nearly a third of the projected unified budget surplus--a "surplus" which is only possible by counting the Social Security... Read More