September 2, 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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12 Mar, 2013 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- While supporting the goal of returning balance to the nation’s finances, The Concord Coalition said today that the ambitious 10-year budget plan released by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan relies on dubious assumptions to achieve that goal. “Any plan to put the federal... Read More
2 Mar, 2013 - Special Publication
This op-ed by Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert L. Bixby appeared Saturday in the Wichita Eagle.  By Robert L. Bixby   With the federal debt rapidly rising and elected officials repeatedly locked in partisan budget battles, Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson have once again... Read More
20 Feb, 2013 - Issue Brief
http://concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/cbo_good_news_not_good_issue_brief.pdf
I. Introduction The annual Budget and Economic Outlook released on Feb. 5 by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) contained some good news. The deficit is coming down. The debt is relatively stable over the coming 10 years. Revenues are going up and federal health care costs were again... Read More
19 Feb, 2013 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today offered its strong support for the new fiscal framework proposed by Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson to put the nation’s unsustainable finances on a sound, responsible path. In Concord’s view, the Simpson-Bowles framework offers a stark and welcome contrast... Read More
6 Feb, 2013 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today applauded the efforts of a bipartisan group in the House of Representatives to encourage a long-term balanced budget plan based on the principles of the 2010 National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform (Simpson-Bowles).     “This is a... Read More
5 Feb, 2013 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With Congress facing important budgetary deadlines in the next few weeks, The Concord Coalition said today that the new Budget and Economic Outlook by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) underscores that much more needs to be done to bring about a sustainable fiscal policy. “The... Read More
28 Jan, 2013 - Press Release
Nashville, Tenn. – Former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen, Fix the Debt State Co-Chair Tim Pagliara and Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert L. Bixby will discuss solutions to the rapidly growing federal debt at a breakfast program tomorrow morning at Lipscomb University’s Ezell Center... Read More
14 Jan, 2013 - Press Release
  WASHINGTON --  The Concord Coalition today urged elected officials to promptly raise the federal debt limit and then reform the debt limit process as part of a comprehensive plan to put the budget on a more responsible course. “There should be no delay in voting to increase the debt... Read More
14 Jan, 2013 - Issue Brief
http://concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/debtlimitrev1.14.13_0.pdf
I. Introduction Federal borrowing is once again near the statutory debt limit. At the end of last year, Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner notified Congress that the $16.394 trillion limit had been reached and that his department would begin taking “extraordinary measures” to postpone the... Read More
26 Dec, 2012 - Special Publication
This op-ed was written by Paul Hansen, western states regional director for The Concord Coalition. It was published Dec. 22 in the Billings Gazette. When faced with the numbers, most Americans know what needs to be done to stabilize the nation’s debt and they are willing to take on the shared... Read More