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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30 Jan, 2006 - Issue Brief
Federal borrowing has once again reached the statutory debt limit. Treasury Secretary John W. Snow notified Congressional leaders that he has begun taking actions to avoid breeching the debt limit and warned that "Given current projections, it is imperative that Congress take action to... Read More
13 Dec, 2005 - Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – With the National Debt now exceeding $8 trillion and Congress debating proposals to add to that total, the Concord Coalition will unveil tomorrow our new business card sized debt clock. Easy to display or to wear, it approximates the debt's real time growth at $10,500 a... Read More
15 Aug, 2005 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With today's budget update by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) showing the deficit shrinking from $412 billion in 2004 to $331 billion this year, The Concord Coalition urged lawmakers, the public and the media to heed the warnings in the report's fine print. Under... Read More
13 Jul, 2005 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With today's release of the Bush Administration's Mid-Session Review projecting a decline in the federal budget deficit, from $412 billion last year to $333 billion this year, The Concord Coalition warned lawmakers not to use this welcome news as an excuse to enact new tax cuts... Read More
13 Mar, 2005 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- As the House and Senate debate their respective versions of the Fiscal Year 2006 budget resolutions, The Concord Coalition today urged them to combat the threat of growing deficits by adopting strong enforcement mechanisms - including a “pay-as-you-go” rule (PAYGO) for tax cuts... Read More
25 Jan, 2005 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition warned today that new projections by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) show a worsening budget outlook and the first ominous signs of fiscal strain brought on by the baby boomers' retirement. On an apples-to-apples basis, today's projected 10-year... Read More
6 Sep, 2004 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition warned policymakers and political candidates, including President Bush and Senator Kerry, that today's new projections by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) confirm the need for tough policy choices to bring the budget back into balance. Trying to have it... Read More
29 Jul, 2004 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today released a new Report on Fiscal Responsibility entitled “Lack of Action On Deficit Signals Undue Complacency.” (Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader) This report grades Congress and the Administration on the choices that they make – or fail to make – in... Read More
25 Jan, 2004 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With today's new projections by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) showing that the nation's fiscal outlook continues to plunge downward, The Concord Coalition called on Congress and the Bush Administration to make deficit reduction a top priority item on this year's agenda.... Read More
13 Jan, 2004 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition's National Debt Clock is headed to the 2004 Presidential Primary season battleground states of Iowa and New Hampshire to put our rapidly growing $7 trillion national debt – and what to do about it – onto the agenda of voters and candidates. The Debt Clock... Read More