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Bipartisan Commission on Entitlement and Tax Reform

The Bipartisan Commission on Entitlement Reform was established on November 5, 1993 by Executive Order 12878. The Commission, which began work in February 1994, was comprised of ten U.S. Senators, ten members of Congress, and twelve members of the public, along with a professional staff of 27.
In their approach, the Commission went well beyond the topics of Social Security and Medicare and lumped together everything that might be considered an "entitlement" --from welfare programs to the home mortgage interest tax deduction to the cost of federal civilian and military retirement. Its goal was to devise a package of proposals which would reduce the overall cost of all of these programs.
The Commission failed to achieve consensus and went out of business without issuing any recommendations. Instead, its final report was a compilation of competing proposals.

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