Report:

Toward Common Ground

Bridging the Political Divide with Deficit Reduction Recommendations for the Super Committee
Released by: CoPIRG

To break through the ideological divide that has dominated Washington this past year and offer a
pathway to address the nation’s fiscal problems, the National Taxpayer Union and U.S. PIRG joined
together to identify mutually acceptable deficit reduction. This report documents our findings.

What follows is a general summary of recommendations that fall into four rough categories:

  1. $214.9 billion in savings from ending wasteful subsidies,
  2. $444.8 billion from addressing outdated or ineffective military programs,
  3. $221.6 billion from improving program execution and government operations, and
  4. $132.1 billion from reforms to entitlement programs.

Each specific recommendation includes an estimate of its savings over the next ten years, and a
reference to the source from which the estimate was drawn.

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