New Concord Coalition Issue Brief: Key Questions Voters Should Ask Candidates

Jan 23, 2012, 17:04 ET from The Concord Coalition

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the GOP presidential nomination battle shifts to Florida, The Concord Coalition is today releasing a new issue brief: "Key Questions Voters Should Ask Candidates About Our Nation's Fiscal Future." It suggests that candidates for federal office should provide voters with credible long-term plans to hold down federal debt, repair the tax system and entitlement programs, and put the country on a more responsible path.  

The issue brief offers a series of questions and background information to help voters evaluate the fiscal promises and proposals of this year's candidates. The topics include the defense budget, Social Security, health care, tax policies, government waste, the recommendations of the President's bipartisan fiscal commission, and possible areas for future bipartisan cooperation.

"With the federal budget running annual deficits in excess of one trillion dollars, and several official and unofficial sources warning that current fiscal policies are not sustainable, it is vital that voters in the 2012 campaigns demand realistic solutions from the candidates," Concord says.

The issue brief will be updated periodically this year to reflect new fiscal estimates and projections as they become available.

The full issue brief can be found at:

The Concord Coalition is a national, grassroots organization dedicated to fiscal responsibility. Former U.S. Senators Warren B. Rudman (R-NH) and Bob Kerrey (D-NE) serve as its co-chairs. For more information, visit

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