The Concord Coalition

The Concord Coalition The Concord Coalition is a nonpartisan, grassroots organization dedicated to educating the public about America's fiscal challenges and how to build a sound foundation for economic growth.
The Concord Coalition is a non-partisan grassroots organization raising awareness about the dangerous state of the federal budget, and how it could lead to an economic crisis that would bankrupt the next generation. By inspiring and educating the public, we hope to give our lawmakers the support they need to change course now before this risk becomes reality. Discuss this issue with friends, and for more information, please visit our website at http://www.concordcoalition.org.

On yesterday's Facing the Future,  Diane Lim, also known as Economist Mom, is back to discuss "gig economy" and how tech...
06/20/2019
Evolving Economy: the Changing Nature of Work

On yesterday's Facing the Future, Diane Lim, also known as Economist Mom, is back to discuss "gig economy" and how technological advancements have caused dramatic evolution in a variety of industries.

https://www.concordcoalition.org/blog-post/evolving-economy-changing-nature-work?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=a2862306-0854-4ab0-952a-9bdec79ff265

I was joined by Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert L. Bixby and economist Diane Lim on the latest Facing the Future for the “Economist Mom” segment. We picked up on our conversation about the changing economy and the changing nature of work.

06/19/2019

The last time the budget was balanced was in 2001.
- George W. Bush was President.
- Apple released the iPod.
-Microsoft released Windows XP.
- Ocean's Eleven and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone were released.
- Buffy was still slaying vampires.

New blog out now: A new report released by the Congressional Budget Office highlights the important differences within t...
06/19/2019
Looking at Spending on Means-Tested Programs

New blog out now: A new report released by the Congressional Budget Office highlights the important differences within the mandatory spending categories. The report defines "means-testing" and what it means for the federal budget.

https://www.concordcoalition.org/blog-post/looking-spending-means-tested-programs

We often talk in broad strokes about how “mandatory spending” -- spending that happens automatically based on eligibility criteria set into law by Congress -- is growing as a share of the budget and as a share of GDP in the future.

On Facing the Future #EconomistMom Diane Lim shares her thoughts on the changing #Economy and #Workforce. Listen to "Evo...
06/19/2019

On Facing the Future #EconomistMom Diane Lim shares her thoughts on the changing #Economy and #Workforce. Listen to "Evolving Economy: the Changing Nature of Work."

#FacingTheFuture with The Concord Coalition and on WKXL 103.9-Concord News Radio features #EconomistMom Diane Lim.

We picked up on our conversation about the changing #Economy, discussing the #EmployeeEmployerRelationship, the #GigEconomy and how #Taxes, #RetirementPlanning and #HealthCareBenefits might need to change.

Listen to "Evolving Economy: the Changing Nature of Work." Like. Share. Subscribe. https://www.concordcoalition.org/blog-post/evolving-economy-changing-nature-work #StudioSelfie #NextToALegend #OldManOfTheMountain

Put yourself into the shoes of Congress by using our Principles and Priorities group exercise.https://www.concordcoaliti...
06/18/2019
Principles and Priorities

Put yourself into the shoes of Congress by using our Principles and Priorities group exercise.

https://www.concordcoalition.org/principles-and-priorities

Principles & Priorities is an interactive exercise in which participants learn how difficult it is to balance the federal budget. Constituents working in groups of five to ten, review current tax and spending policies, suggest priorities for the future, and apply their personal principles throughout...

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06/18/2019
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The most important action you can take as a citizen is to stay informed. By subscribing to the Concord Coalition's email list you will receive updates on the federal budget, health care and other issues that will affect our fiscal and economic future. We send a weekly newsletter while Congress is in...

You can make an impact by hosting a Balancing The Budget workshop and educate your community on how the National Debt af...
06/17/2019
Take action as a group | Concord Coalition

You can make an impact by hosting a Balancing The Budget workshop and educate your community on how the National Debt affects them.

Check out the updated Balancing the Budget exercises available to you!

https://www.concordcoalition.org/take-action-group

Ultimately, fiscal policy change happens if our elected officials face a public educated about the need to make budget choices that confront the long-term fiscal challenge. You can play a vital role in this process by acting as a catalyst for group education and engagement.

Demographic change and its effect on the economy and the budget was a main topic of discussion at the 10th Annual  Peter...
06/17/2019
Solutions Initiative 2019

Demographic change and its effect on the economy and the budget was a main topic of discussion at the 10th Annual Peter G. Peterson Foundation “Fiscal Summit” in Washington.

Comprehensive plans were developed from several different think tanks to put America on a stronger, more sustainable fiscal path.

https://www.concordcoalition.org/blog-post/summit-building-americas-future

Across the political spectrum, there are many policy options that could address our fiscal challenges and build a stronger, more sustainable economic future.

Life expectancy is increasing, while the amount of young people entering the work force is decreasing. This will be a pr...
06/14/2019
Social Security Is Staring at Its First Real Shortfall in Decades

Life expectancy is increasing, while the amount of young people entering the work force is decreasing.

This will be a problem as the number of Americans age 65 and older continues to increase.

What is to be expected for the future of social security?

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/12/business/social-security-shortfall-2020.html?action=click&module=Well&pgtype=Homepage§ion=Business

Unless Congress and the White House act, nearly every older American will be affected. The math of retirement planning is already changing.

The national debt is currently $22 trillion and growing. Here is why you should care about fiscal responsibility.https:/...
06/13/2019
Budget Decisions

The national debt is currently $22 trillion and growing. Here is why you should care about fiscal responsibility.

https://www.concordcoalition.org/budget-decisions

The federal budget is an expression of our country's values. What we choose to spend money on and how much we spend, who we tax and how we collect, and the borrowing we engage in to make up the difference between the two, all reflect the basic math of national priorities.

On Facing the Future today, Concord Coalition and Jackie Varas,  Director of Immigration and Trade Policy of  American A...
06/12/2019
Rethinking Legal Immigration: A Tool for Economic Growth

On Facing the Future today, Concord Coalition and Jackie Varas, Director of Immigration and Trade Policy of American Action Forum discuss #immigration and #tariffs. The Concord Coalition Director, Robert Bixby discuss how Concord Coalition is focused on new special projects.

https://www.concordcoalition.org/blog-post/rethinking-legal-immigration-tool-economic-growth

During the latest Facing the Future, I was joined by Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert L. Bixby and American Action Forum Director of Immigration and Trade Policy Jacqueline Varas. We discussed Concord's new initiative, a fiscally responsible economic growth agenda, as well as immigration....

This week's Facing the Future features Director of Immigration and Trade Policy for American Action Forum Jackie Varas. ...
06/12/2019

This week's Facing the Future features Director of Immigration and Trade Policy for American Action Forum Jackie Varas. She discusses #Immigration and #Tariffs. Check out "Rethinking Legal Immigration: A Tool for Economic Growth."

#FacingTheFuture with The Concord Coalition and on WKXL 103.9-Concord News Radio features Jackie Varas from the American Action Forum.

We discuss Concord's new initiative, a #FiscallyResponsible #EconomicGrowth agenda, as well as #Immigration and #Tariffs.

Listen to "Rethinking Legal Immigration: A Tool for Economic Growth" Like. Share. Subscribe. https://www.concordcoalition.org/blog-post/rethinking-legal-immigration-tool-economic-growth #StudioSelfie

Keep yourself up to date on the latest news and activities Concord Coalition has to offer by subscribing to our weekly n...
06/11/2019
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Keep yourself up to date on the latest news and activities Concord Coalition has to offer by subscribing to our weekly newsletter.

You will receive updates on the federal budget, health care and other issues that will affect our fiscal and economic future. #NationalDebt #BalanceTheBudget

https://www.concordcoalition.org/subscribe

The most important action you can take as a citizen is to stay informed. By subscribing to the Concord Coalition's email list you will receive updates on the federal budget, health care and other issues that will affect our fiscal and economic future. We send a weekly newsletter while Congress is in...

"Financing the system is too limited to the traditional employment relationship and was setup at a time when the nature ...
06/10/2019
Bold Reforms Needed for Changing Economy

"Financing the system is too limited to the traditional employment relationship and was setup at a time when the nature of the employer-employee relationship was different," said Diane Lim, the #EconomistMom on Facing the Future. Discussing how reform is needed in a changing economy with changing demographics.

https://www.concordcoalition.org/blog-post/bold-reforms-needed-changing-economy

During the latest Facing the Future, I was joined by Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert L. Bixby and economist Diane Lim for the next “Economist Mom” segment.

How would you balance the Federal Budget? Use Concord Coalition's Balancing the Budget exercise with new updates to find...
06/07/2019
The Concord Coalition's Updated Budget Exercises (With Local News Video!)

How would you balance the Federal Budget?
Use Concord Coalition's Balancing the Budget exercise with new updates to find out!

https://www.concordcoalition.org/blog-post/concord-coalitions-updated-budget-exercises-local-news-video

Some of The Concord Coalition’s most important tools for educating the public about the federal budget and the nation’s fiscal challenge are our budget exercises. We are pleased to announce that “Principles and Priorities,” “Debt Busters” and the online “Federal Budget Challenge” hav...

"There is a looming hole in Iowa’s and America’s economic future: a shortage of willing and able workers. Legal immi...
06/07/2019
Legal immigration is best way to fill shortage of willing and able workers

"There is a looming hole in Iowa’s and America’s economic future: a shortage of willing and able workers. Legal immigration is the most direct and effective method of filling that hole," said Robert Bixby, Executive Director of Concord Coalition, along with @JacquelineVaras and @DouglasHoltzEakin of American Action Forum in The Des Moines Register

https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/opinion/columnists/iowa-view/2019/06/05/legal-immigration-is-best-way-to-fill-shortage-of-willing-and-able-workers/1352118001/

Iowa is a good place to begin a national dialogue on a new legal immigration policy.

The #EconomistMom Diane Lim is on Facing the Future talking about the changing #Economy. Good stuff! Check out, "Bold Re...
06/05/2019

The #EconomistMom Diane Lim is on Facing the Future talking about the changing #Economy. Good stuff! Check out, "Bold Reforms Needed for Changing Economy." https://www.concordcoalition.org/facing-future

#FacingTheFuture with The Concord Coalition and on WKXL 103.9-Concord News Radio features #EconomistMom Diane Lim.

We pick up on prior conversations concerning the changing #Economy, discussing how #Demographics have shifted and how some systems, like #Medicare and #SocialSecurity, might need to be reformed in order to adapt to the new economy.

Listen to "Bold Reforms Needed for Changing Economy" Like. Share. Subscribe. https://www.concordcoalition.org/facing-future #StudioSelfie #SeeTheMoose #DianeIsNotTheMooseObviously

06/05/2019
Report: U.S. visas should focus on economic development - Business Record

“We want to shift the flow of immigrants to emphasize people who have skills that are good for the economy,” said Jacqueline Varas, Director of Immigration and Trade Policy at American Action Forum in Des Moines Business Record during her trip with the Concord Coalition in Iowa.

https://businessrecord.com/Content/Default/All-Latest-News/Article/Report-U-S-visas-should-focus-on-economic-development/-3/248/86822

The American Action Forum and the Concord Coalition today released a nonpartisan report that calls on the U.S. government to focus deci

06/05/2019

Concord's National Field Director Phil Smith is excited to be at the Rotary Club of Marietta today presenting on fiscal responsibility in the federal government. #NationalDebt

Morgan Marietta, an associate professor at UMass Lowell said that one of the big issues in our nation’s politics, cont...
06/04/2019
Dueling Facts, Reinforcing Values

Morgan Marietta, an associate professor at UMass Lowell said that one of the big issues in our nation’s politics, contributing to dueling perceptions of fact on various issues, is that trust in institutions and traditional sources of information has fallen significantly.

http://ow.ly/v3EB50uwEWq

“A lot of people now think that alternative facts had to do with the Trump campaign … we think it started way before that,” said Morgan Marietta. “It’s not about Trump, and it’s not going away when Trump goes away.”

On Tuesday, we hosted a Principles and Priorities budget workshop with Utah Rep. Tom O'Halleran. Community members in Or...
05/31/2019

On Tuesday, we hosted a Principles and Priorities budget workshop with Utah Rep. Tom O'Halleran. Community members in Ora Valley participated in a budget discussion simulating the tough budget decisions our elected officials face . #PrinciplesandPriorities

Building a Pro-Growth Legal Immigration System with Douglas Holtz-Eakin, American Action Forum President and Jacqueline ...
05/30/2019
Building a Pro-Growth Legal Immigration System

Building a Pro-Growth Legal Immigration System with Douglas Holtz-Eakin, American Action Forum President and Jacqueline Varas, American Action Forum Director of Immigration and Trade Policy: Focusing legal immigration on the economics of a productive labor force.

By Douglas Holtz-Eakin, American Action Forum President and Jacqueline Varas, American Action Forum Director of Immigration and Trade Policy

Thank you Douglas Holt-Eakin, American Action Forum President and Jacqueline Varas, Director of Immigration and Trade Po...
05/30/2019
American Action Forum

Thank you Douglas Holt-Eakin, American Action Forum President and Jacqueline Varas, Director of Immigration and Trade Policy for visiting Iowa to discuss an economic based legal immigration system reform that has the potential to be a powerful force for economic growth. #USEconomy #Immigration

New AAF proposal uses a points-based system designed to shift the United States away from prioritizing non-economic immigration and toward focusing legal immigration on the demands of a productive labor force.

Having a great day in Iowa today with American Action Forum releasing a new white paper: Building a Pro-Growth Legal Imm...
05/29/2019

Having a great day in Iowa today with American Action Forum releasing a new white paper: Building a Pro-Growth Legal Immigration System. Special thanks to the Greater Des Moines Partnership and Drake University Law School for hosting us this morning!

Listen to "Dueling Facts, Reinforcing Values" on the latest Facing the Future!
05/29/2019

Listen to "Dueling Facts, Reinforcing Values" on the latest Facing the Future!

#FacingTheFuture with The Concord Coalition and on WKXL 103.9-Concord News Radio features UMass Lowell professor Morgan Marietta and policy and political strategy consultant Jamie Burnett.

We discuss #DuelingFactPerceptions and their impact on #NationalPolicy, what it is like working behind the scenes on #Campaigns and in #Washington and how young leaders can make a difference.

Listen to "Dueling Facts, Reinforcing Values" Like. Share. Subscribe. https://www.concordcoalition.org/facing-future #StudioSelfie #NHPolitics

This week's Facing the Future reflects upon the incredible legacy of #AliceRivlin. She will be greatly missed and leaves...
05/22/2019
Facing the Future

This week's Facing the Future reflects upon the incredible legacy of #AliceRivlin. She will be greatly missed and leaves behind big shoes to fill.

It is with heavy hearts we remember the legacy of #AliceRivlin on the latest #FacingTheFuture with The Concord Coalition and on WKXL 103.9-Concord News Radio.

Concord's own Bob Bixby hosts the program, as former colleagues of Rivlin reflect upon the opportunities they had to work with her and their admiration for the #FiscalPolicy legend.

Hear from Concord's National Field Director Phil Smith, #EconomistMom Diane Lim and AFP Senior Policy Fellow Alison Acosta Winters in "Alice Rivlin: Remembering an Economic Patriot."

Like. Share. Subscribe. https://www.concordcoalition.org/facing-future

Join 20/20 Vision and The Concord Coalition for a Democratic presidential candidate forum on issues related to economic ...
05/21/2019
The Economy, the Budget and You

Join 20/20 Vision and The Concord Coalition for a Democratic presidential candidate forum on issues related to economic and fiscal policy at the Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College, Saturday, June 8. RSVP here:

The Economy, the Budget and You:Democratic Presidential Candidates Share Their Plans Join 20/20 Vision and The Concord Coalition for a Democratic presidential candidate forum on issues related to economic and fiscal policy at the Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College, Saturday, June 8. Candi...

Why does Concord Coalition advocate for fiscal responsibility? The federal government is on an irresponsible and unsusta...
05/21/2019
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Why does Concord Coalition advocate for fiscal responsibility? The federal government is on an irresponsible and unsustainable path. Our national policy makers must make the tough budgetary choices to set the nation on a sustainable path. That is why we work around the country educating, engaging and empowering citizens to take action. https://www.concordcoalition.org/

The Concord Coalition is a respected non-partisan source of information on the risks and consequences of a growing federal debt and unsustainable fiscal policies.

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