July 28, 2014

Publications

28 Jul, 2014 - Press Release

 WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that the new reports from the Social Security and Medicare trustees highlight the need for prompt reform of federal entitlement programs, with further delays in such work creating a particular problem for Social Security’s Disability Insurance program.

“As in past years, the trustees’ annual reports remind us that without broad reforms, Social Security and Medicare will increasingly squeeze other parts of the federal budget while putting steady upward pressure on annual deficits and the nation’s level of debt,” said Robert L. Bixby...

Recent Publications

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9 Jun, 2014 - Special Publication
Bob Kerrey, a former senator and co-chairman of The Concord Coalition, is quoted in a recent New York Times op-ed by Frank Bruni that discusses some of the challenges facing the millennial generation. The column quotes Kerrey on the budgetary pressures created by the aging population and the rising... Read More
8 Jun, 2014 - Special Publication
Chase Hagaman, New England regional director for The Concord Coalition, discusses the challenges facing millennials both with their personal finances and the nation's growing debt burden in an op-ed for Seacoast Sunday, the Sunday edition of the Portsmouth Herald in New Hampshire.... Read More
13 May, 2014 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- While lawmakers are working on appropriations bills to fund the government next year, they seem to have lost interest in trying to meet the country’s long-term fiscal challenges. But the newly updated Federal Budget Challenge (www.federalbudgetchallenge.org) gives citizens across the... Read More
5 May, 2014 - Issue Brief
President Obama and Congress may have put fiscal sustainability on the back burner, but the Government Accountability Office (GAO) has not. In its annual update of the federal government’s long-term fiscal outlook, released last week, GAO warns:“Significant action to change the long-term fiscal... Read More
21 Apr, 2014 - Special Publication
In a guest column for the Loveland Reporter-Herald in Colorado, Sara Imhof, Midwest regional director of The Concord Coalition, and Loren Adler, research director for Fix The Debt, warn of the consequences of rising federal budget deficits and urge citizens to become involved in developing a... Read More
21 Mar, 2014 - Special Publication
In an op-ed for the San Jose Mercury News Joshua Gordon, policy director of The Concord Coalition, and Jason Peuquet, a research fellow with the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, discuss rising federal budget deficits in the coming years and urge the country to address the issue... Read More
13 Mar, 2014 - Special Publication
In an op-ed for the Nashua Telegraph, Chase Hagaman, New England regional director of The Concord Coalition, discusses the need to enact fiscal reforms soon to rein in the rising national debt. The guest column can also be found here on the newspaper's website.How large is $7.9 trillion? Large... Read More
4 Mar, 2014 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition expressed disappointment today that President Obama’s proposed 2015 budget shifts the administration’s focus away from the credible framework he offered last year for comprehensive, bipartisan fiscal reform.“While there are some positive elements in the President... Read More
18 Feb, 2014 - Issue Brief
It’s Time To Reform the Statutory Debt LimitI. IntroductionCongress voted this month to again suspend the federal debt limit. On March 15, 2015, it will be set at the level necessary to include all debt racked up prior to that date. While in the past there has been a debate over whether to attach... Read More
16 Feb, 2014 - Special Publication
In an op-ed for the Casper Star-Tribune, Paul Hansen, western states regional director for The Concord Coalition, says although Congress recently approved a debt ceiling increase and appropriations legislation, our nation's long-term fiscal challenges remain unaddressed. The guest column can also... Read More