March 4, 2015

Publications

2 Mar, 2015 - Special Publication

Former Senators Judd Gregg (R-N.H.) and Evan Bayh (D-Ind.) are scheduled to discuss the “First Budget” initiative as guests on MSNBC’s Morning Joe program tomorrow, starting at 7:40 a.m. EST.

First Budget is a joint nonpartisan initiative of The Concord Coalition and the Campaign to Fix the Debt to raise public awareness of the dangers posed by the nation’s unsustainable budget...

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2 Feb, 2015 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With the release of President Obama’s proposed budget today, The Concord Coalition again urged Washington to focus on policies that would put the federal government on a sustainable track. “The President’s budget sets the stage for a vigorous debate on the right mix of spending and... Read More
24 Jan, 2015 - Special Publication
In a recent op-ed for the Des Moines Register, Robert Bixby, executive director of The Concord Coalition, and Maya MacGuineas, head of the Campaign to Fix the Debt, discussed the importance of presidential candidates credibly addressing the long-term challenges facing the federal budget. The op-ed... Read More
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22 Jan, 2015 - Press Release
The Concord Coalition and the Campaign to Fix the Debt announced today a joint effort to encourage public discussion during the 2016 presidential campaign of the nation’s unsustainable budget policies. The two nonpartisan organizations have a shared history of pushing for fiscal responsibility. In... Read More
16 Dec, 2014 - Special Publication
http://concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/20th_anniversary_perspectives_0.pdf
Former U.S. Senator and Concord Coalition Co-Chair Bob Kerrey and former U.S. Senator Jack Danforth have updated their findings from their 1994 commission on entitlement and tax reform, and found that even after two decades, "current trends are not sustainable." The full report, which was developed... Read More
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... Read More
30 Oct, 2014 - Special Publication
Former U.S. Senator and Concord Coalition Co-Chair Bob Kerrey and former U.S. Senator Jack Danforth wrote a recent op-ed for The Washington Post discussing the continued need for entitlement and tax reform 20 years after a presidential commission they co-chaired found that "current trends are not... Read More
6 Oct, 2014 - Special Publication
http://concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/key_questions_2014_2.pdf
As in past economic recoveries, the short-term federal budget picture has been improving. But deficits are projected to begin rising again in a few short years, Congress flounders over what were once considered routine decisions, and the nation remains on a long-term fiscal path that is simply... Read More
30 Oct, 2013 - Issue Brief
http://concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/finalbudgetconference.pdf
Given the acrimonious political environment and the wide discrepancy between the House and Senate budgets, the conference committee now scheduled to report by Dec.13 begins its work with low expectations. However, if the committee approaches its task with flexibility and a commitment to achieving... Read More
17 May, 2013 - Special Publication
This guest column in the Billings Gazette was written by Paul Hansen, western states regional director for The Concord Coalition. It is time for both Republicans and Democrats in Washington to make a deal to fix the nation’s debt. The new budget plan recently released by Alan Simpson and Erskine... 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