October 1, 2014

Publications

28 Sep, 2014 - Special Publication

In an op-ed for The Tampa Tribune, Marc Goldwein, senior policy director for the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, and Robert Bixby, executive director of The Concord Coalition, state the need for lawmakers to enact serious fiscal reform by setting priorities, avoiding gimmicks and making difficult choices. The op-ed can also be found here

Tomorrow night, Goldwein and Bixby will participate in a public forum with former...

Recent Publications

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5 Jun, 2012 - Press Release
Washington -- The Concord Coalition said today that new long-term projections from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) highlight the need for broad fiscal reforms -- and show how disconnected today’s political debates are from the key issues involved in putting the federal budget on a... Read More
20 May, 2012 - Special Publication
http://concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/bixby_nashua_telegraph.pdf
The following op-ed by Robert L. Bixby was published in the Nashua Telegraph on May 20, 2012 Guest Commentary Elected officials face some big fiscal decisions this year. Should cuts in federal income taxes and Social Security taxes be extended? Should “automatic” spending cuts be allowed to take... Read More
18 Apr, 2012 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today commended Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad for proposing a comprehensive fiscal reform plan based on the recommendations of a bipartisan majority of the Simpson-Bowles commission. “The easy course for Senator Conrad would have been to... Read More
17 Apr, 2012 - Special Publication
http://concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/bixby_politico_4_17.pdf
The following Op-Ed by Robert Bixby was published by Politico on April 17, 2012 An ironic consequence of the dueling fiscal plans put forward this year by President Barack Obama and House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) is that, taken together, they illustrate why Erskine Bowles... Read More
28 Mar, 2012 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today praised a bipartisan deficit-reduction plan in the House that is based on principles outlined by the Simpson-Bowles commission. Representatives Jim Cooper (D-Tenn.) and Steven LaTourette (R-Ohio) offered the plan as an amendment to the budget... Read More
20 Mar, 2012 - Issue Brief
http://concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/highwaybill3.6.12.pdf
Over the past several weeks, there has been a flurry of activity on Capitol Hill as Congress considers legislation to reauthorize federal surface transportation programs. The previous authorization bill was enacted in 2005 and expired in 2009. Since then, Congress has approved several... Read More
27 Feb, 2012 - Issue Brief
http://concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/structuraldeficits_0.pdf
I. What’s a structural deficit? One possible response to the recent spike in federal budget deficits -- from $161 billion in 2007 to more than $1 trillion in each of the last three years is: Don’t worry. It’s all caused by the bad economy. When the economy recovers, we’ll be fine. This line of... Read More
13 Feb, 2012 - Press Release
The Concord Coalition today gave mixed reviews to President Obama’s proposed budget for the 2013 Fiscal Year, praising its recommendations to broaden the tax base and achieve incremental Medicare savings but lamenting the lack of a greater commitment to broader structural reforms that his... Read More
31 Jan, 2012 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that new projections by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) should spur candidates for federal office this year to provide voters with realistic proposals to deal with the country’s difficult fiscal challenges. “CBO’s new Budget and Economic Outlook... Read More
28 Dec, 2011 - Special Publication
The following Op-Ed was originally published in the Christian Science Monitor. By Diane Lim Rogers Politicians on both extremes think voters want stubborness in the budget battle. They're wrong. Congress finally broke the impasse over a temporary extension of the payroll tax in 2012, but it... Read More