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Aug 21, 2019, 14:23 ET Legislative Action Drives Trillion Dollar Deficits

The Concord Coalition said today that new Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projections of approaching trillion dollar deficits, despite a period of...


Aug 01, 2019, 15:08 ET Budget Deal: Debt and Denial Grow Deeper

The following statement is from Robert Bixby, Executive Director of The Concord Coalition. The House and Senate have now passed a bipartisan budget...


Jul 23, 2019, 15:21 ET Budget Deal Ignores Concerning Reality of Nation's Fiscal Path

The Concord Coalition said today that the bipartisan budget deal announced by congressional leaders and the Trump Administration is fiscally...


Jun 25, 2019, 13:33 ET A Timely Warning for 2020 Presidential Candidates

The Concord Coalition said today that long-term projections released by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) provide a timely warning for those who...


Apr 22, 2019, 16:55 ET Concord Coalition: Trustees' Reports Show Need for Medicare, Social Security Repairs

The Concord Coalition says this year's reports from the trustees of Social Security and Medicare tell a familiar tale of generational unfairness:...


Mar 11, 2019, 16:57 ET Concord Coalition: Trump Budget Relies on Gimmicks, Unrealistic Projections

The Concord Coalition said today that President Trump's proposed 2020 budget does not provide a realistic plan for the coming fiscal year and -- even ...


Jan 28, 2019, 15:52 ET Government Is Open; Structural Budget Deficits Remain

The Concord Coalition expressed deep concern today over new Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projections that show federal deficits and debt rising...


Dec 21, 2018, 21:41 ET The Concord Coalition: Shutdown Is a Dysfunctional Battle in the Wrong War

With a partial shutdown of the federal government apparently taking effect at midnight, Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert L. Bixby issued...


Oct 15, 2018, 16:33 ET Despite Strong Economy, an Alarming Increase in the Federal Deficit

The Concord Coalition today warned that the rapidly rising federal budget deficit -- totaling nearly $779 billion in Fiscal Year 2018 -- reflects a...


Jun 26, 2018, 02:12 ET Grim Long-Term Outlook Must Be Addressed

The federal government is on course to add trillions of dollars to its debt over the next decade even as many national priorities are neglected....


Jun 05, 2018, 05:17 ET Reports on Medicare, Social Security Underscore that Younger Americans Have the Most at Risk

The Concord Coalition said today that this year's reports from the Social Security and Medicare trustees again show that these programs need...


May 24, 2018, 05:19 ET Concord Coalition: CBO Report Underscores Problems in Trump's Budget Plan

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) today released its analysis of President Trump's proposed budget for Fiscal 2019. Robert L. Bixby,...


Apr 09, 2018, 04:45 ET Concord Coalition: Endless Trillion-Dollar Deficits Would Weaken the Nation

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) today released projections that show sharp increases in the federal deficits and debt over the next decade and...


Mar 23, 2018, 02:50 ET Spending Bill Gives Deficit Another Boost

President Trump today signed the $1.3 trillion spending bill to fund government programs for the remaining six months of Fiscal 2018. The following...


Feb 12, 2018, 02:55 ET Trump Budget Is a Confession of Failure on Fiscal Challenges

President Trump's proposed budget for Fiscal 2019 falls far short of what is needed to put the nation's finances on a sustainable path, particularly...


Dec 18, 2017, 09:29 ET Rushed Tax Bill: Gimmicks, More Debt and Flawed Economics

The tax legislation produced by congressional negotiators and scheduled to be voted on this week remains as fiscally irresponsible as the original...


Dec 04, 2017, 16:04 ET A Message From George Washington on Debt and Taxes

Before Congress approves a final package of tax cuts estimated to add more than a trillion dollars to the national debt over 10 years -- in addition...


Nov 10, 2017, 16:47 ET Tax Bills Based on Unsound Economics, Unwise Fiscal Policy

With the House and Senate now considering separate plans to overhaul the tax code, The Concord Coalition urges lawmakers to reconsider their current...


Nov 02, 2017, 15:33 ET Concord Coalition Says Tax Plan Is Fiscally Irresponsible

The Concord Coalition warned that the tax plan released today by the House Ways and Means Committee is fiscally irresponsible and would create even...


Oct 26, 2017, 14:49 ET Congress Moves Budget in Wrong Direction With Deficit-Financed Tax Cuts

The Concord Coalition said today that fiscal policy has taken a very negative turn with adoption of the 2018 congressional budget resolution...


Oct 20, 2017, 13:37 ET Senate Takes Misguided Approach With Deficit-Financed Tax Cuts

The Concord Coalition said today that the Senate, in adopting a Fiscal Year 2018 budget resolution calling for deficit-financed tax cuts of up to...


Oct 04, 2017, 15:46 ET Concord Coalition Gives 2017 Economic Patriot Award to Governors Gina Raimondo and John Kasich

The Concord Coalition announced today that it is honoring two governors known for their success in meeting difficult fiscal challenges -- John R....


Sep 27, 2017, 16:31 ET Tax Plan Should Not Increase Debt

The Concord Coalition urges congressional leaders and President Trump to ensure that the proposed tax cuts they unveiled today would not increase the ...


Jul 26, 2017, 16:32 ET Concord Coalition Denounces Assault on CBO

The Concord Coalition warned today that the latest attacks on the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) threaten to destroy its ability to provide...


Jul 13, 2017, 17:36 ET Trustees Show Need for Social Security, Medicare Reforms

This year's reports from the trustees of Social Security and Medicare highlight the need for substantial reforms to both programs that can put them...