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 Taxpayers 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:
- $214.9 billion in saving from ending wasteful subsidies,
- $428.8 billion from addressing outdated or ineffective military programs,
- $232.3 billion from improving program execution and government operations, and
- $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 with the estimate was drawn.