December 18, 2014

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16 Dec, 2014 - Press Release

WASHINGTON -- Former U.S. Senators J. Robert Kerrey and John C. Danforth today released an update of a 1994 commission report on entitlement and tax reform and called on Americans -- particularly presidential hopefuls -- to quickly address the nation’s fiscal challenges.

A bipartisan majority of the original Kerrey-Danforth commission warned that with an aging population and rising health care costs, the country was on an unsustainable budget...

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27 Jun, 1999 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today warned against creating new entitlements based on future budget surpluses that President Clinton projected will be $1 trillion more than previously expected. "If you do the math, you'll see that 51 percent of the $6 trillion budget surplus President... Read More
8 Jun, 1999 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With the U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means holding hearings today and tomorrow on plans to reform Social Security, The Concord Coalition commends the Members of Congress who had the courage to submit bipartisan Social Security proposals that are both fiscally responsible and... Read More
25 May, 1999 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today commended the sponsors of Social Security lock box proposals, specifically bills H.R.1259 and H.R.1927, for their efforts to lock away the Social Security surplus. "Both bills would make it more difficult for Congress to pay for new spending or tax... Read More
5 May, 1999 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With the U.S. House of Representatives scheduled to vote later today on a supplemental emergency spending package for Kosovo, the Concord Coalition warned against using the Social Security surplus to fund non-emergency additions to the defense budget. Former U.S. Senators Warren... Read More
29 Mar, 1999 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition emphasized today that estimates the Social Security trust funds will be solvent until 2034 are irrelevant from an economic standpoint. In fact, the Social Security Trustees' report released today indicates that the long-term financial problems facing the program... Read More
17 Mar, 1999 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today applauded President Clinton's decision to produce a Medicare reform plan this year and urged him to combine his Medicare proposal with specific Social Security reform options that Congress can consider as a total retirement security package. "... Read More
10 Mar, 1999 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today said that the plan outlined by Republican leaders to lock away the Social Security surplus is a step in the right direction, but warned that it could prove to be more like a speed bump than a true lock box. Concord maintains that the only way to ensure... 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
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
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