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2011-06-22 07:11:00

Business-led Group Focuses on America's Fiscal Health WASHINGTON, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Committee for Economic Development (CED) has named Roger W. Ferguson, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer of financial services firm, TIAA-CREF, as a new co-chair. Mr. Ferguson has been a CED Trustee since 2008 and is a leading business voice on economic policy. He has served as Vice-Chairman of the Board of Governors of the U.S. Federal Reserve System, and is a member...

2011-06-13 15:56:00

WASHINGTON, June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Diane Lim Rogers, chief economist for The Concord Coalition, will focus on the federal budget, tax policy and deficit reduction in a new column for the weekly magazine Tax Notes. The column, "Taxes for a Civilized Society," will also appear in Tax Notes Today, a daily online publication. Both Tax Notes and Tax Notes Today are published by Tax Analysts, a non-profit provider of federal, state and international tax news and analysis....

2011-05-13 15:57:00

WASHINGTON, May 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Concord Coalition said that today's release of the annual Social Security and Medicare Trustees Report is a timely reminder of how important cost-saving reform of these two vital programs is to the nation's fiscal outlook. Concord urged lawmakers now deliberating long-term budget plans to focus the programs' growing costs, and the extent to which they will tap into general revenues, rather than rely on trust fund balances, which are...

2011-03-14 17:03:00

WASHINGTON, March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Concord Coalition today released a new Issue Brief examining the difficulty Paul Ryan and the House Budget Committee will have writing a budget resolution that shows improvement in the deficit while also sticking to the Republican Party's position that the deficit is strictly a spending problem, and one that can be attacked primarily by focusing on non-defense discretionary spending. In the Issue Brief we examine a couple of...

2011-01-18 17:23:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With health care reform back on the policy agenda this week, The Concord Coalition released a new issue brief discussing how important it is for Congress to keep cost controls and the country's enormous fiscal challenges at the forefront of the discussion. The law that was passed last year had the fiscally responsible goals of controlling long-term health care costs and of seeking to pay for its new benefits, particularly expanded...

2010-11-08 11:33:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, November 9th, the Peter G. Peterson Foundation (PGPF) will launch "OweNo," a nationwide public engagement campaign to educate Americans about the causes and consequences of the soaring federal debt and long-term deficits and to encourage Americans to join a national movement to address these important fiscal challenges. The PGPF campaign will launch in the days following a heated midterm election with a focus on fiscal issues, and weeks...

2010-04-23 09:14:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- fiscalsustainability.org and moslereconomics.com, a leading web site in the area of education about the new economic paradigm of Modern Monetary Theory (MMT), are proud to announce that they are joining forces to facilitate communication, education and understanding of the MMT approach to fiscal sustainability, and in opposing the views of The Peter G. Peterson Foundation (PGPF) advocating major cutbacks in entitlement spending. Warren Mosler,...

2010-01-05 16:40:00

Post Runs "News" Story by Peterson-Funded Fiscal Times About Conrad Deficit Commission, Controversial Idea Promoted by Peterson -- Quoting Groups Funded by Peterson. Group Asks to Meet with Washington Post Company Chair Donald Graham. WASHINGTON, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Washington Post's decision to publish special-interest-funded propaganda as a "news" story on New Year's Eve could signal the death of the daily newspaper as an independent and objective news source,...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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