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TheConcord Coalition
The Concord Coalition is a nationwide, non-partisan, grassroots organization advocating generationally responsible fiscal policy.
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TheConcord Coalition 5h
“Over the years the trustees were consistent in warning policymakers that failure to address the financial challenges of both programs risks harmful consequences for future beneficiaries.” - Robert L. Bixby, executive director of The Concord Coalition.
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TheConcord Coalition Jun 24
This is our most up to date figure of the U.S.
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TheConcord Coalition Jun 23
The Government Accountability Office has made 68 new recommendations for action to help minimize our nations debt, including how the Energy Department could save tens of billions of dollars.
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TheConcord Coalition Jun 22
: Between 1950-2017, potential labor force size accounted for 1.4 percent of average GDP growth. Today, that number is 0.5 percent. For future prosperity, we need to reinvigorate a youthful workforce
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Brad Keithley Jun 22
In this week's Facing the Future podcast from millennials talk about the consequences of the fiscal mess this generation is leaving behind and how they react to being stuck w/ paying higher bills for Social Security w/o the benefits.
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TheConcord Coalition Jun 22
The Government Accountability Office reported that the Defense Department could potentially save $527 million over five years by “minimizing unnecessary overlap and duplication” in distribution centers for troop support goods.
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TheConcord Coalition Jun 21
If we wait until 2034 to fix the changes needed for Social Security, even a 100 percent reduction in benefits for newly eligible people would be insufficient to close its financing gap.
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TheConcord Coalition Jun 21
While Congress and President Trump did indeed slash tax rates, they failed to reduce the number of tax breaks. The result was not true tax reform, but a large deficit-financed tax cut that, will add $1.9 trillion to annual deficits over the next decade.
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TheConcord Coalition Jun 21
We are burdening our children with debt…and yet we are doing very little to invest in them, to invest in their productivity, in their nutrition, in their growth.” –Mark Goldwein, Senior Vice President for the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget
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TheConcord Coalition Jun 20
that projections indicate that by 2025, men will live on average 20 years past the age of 65, while women will live 22.5 years past the age of 65?
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TheConcord Coalition Jun 20
This week on with The Concord Coalition, we discuss the perspective on and , as well as recent forecasts. Listen to "Millennials: Heading Toward a Generational Showdown?" Today:
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TheConcord Coalition Jun 19
“The story we expected and the story we got was that the shortfall was becoming a more urgent situation” - Charles Blahous, a former public trustee of the Social Security and Medicare Trust Funds
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William E Bill Taber Jun 11
"The US Social Security system is fine for older people, it's not fine for younger people (under age 50). They are paying into a system that can't afford to pay them the benefit it's promising them, and I don't know think they realize it.'- Robert Bixby, Concord Coalition
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TheConcord Coalition Jun 18
Do you ever wonder why we call ourselves the Concord Coalition? Read about our history by clicking the link below!
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TheConcord Coalition Jun 18
How well do you understand the national debt? Read about the history and the significance of the debt at the link below.
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Brad Keithley Jun 18
For those interested in learning more about federal fiscal issues by podcast we highly recommend Facing the Future. Excellent, 45-minute dives into a broad range of issues. Past episodes here. Future issues via iTunes or Google Play.
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TheConcord Coalition Jun 18
"The federal deficit is projected to reach $1 trillion by 2020; the recent increased number of tax breaks is a step in wrong direction for America. "
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TheConcord Coalition Jun 17
Between 1950-2017, potential labor force size accounted for 1.4 percent of average GDP growth. Today, that number is 0.5 percent. For future prosperity, we need to reinvigorate a youthful workforce
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TheConcord Coalition Jun 16
Fun budget fact: Between 1968 and 1993, discrectionary spending went from 66% to 38%
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TheConcord Coalition Jun 16
Do you think you can balance our budget better than the federal government? Find out today!
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