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Where can I find good information on The Grace Commission?

Asked by SquirrelEStuff (9171points) December 11th, 2007
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omfgTALIjustIMDu's avatar

…which is what?

SquirrelEStuff's avatar

that’s what I wanna know. It had something to do with a commission that Reagan set up to study taxes. That’s basically all I know.

ironhiway's avatar

Founded in 1984 by the late industrialist J. Peter Grace and syndicated columnist Jack Anderson, CAGW is the follow-on organization to President Ronald Reagan’s Private Sector Survey on Cost Control, also known as the Grace Commission. In 1982, President Reagan directed the Grace Commission to “work like tireless bloodhounds to root out government inefficiency and waste of tax dollars.” For two years, 161 corporate executives and community leaders led an army of 2,000 volunteers on a waste hunt throughout the federal government. Funded entirely by voluntary contributions of $76 million from the private sector, the search cost taxpayers nothing. The Grace Commission made 2,478 recommendations which, if implemented, would save $424.4 billion over three years, an average of $141.5 billion a year – all without eliminating essential services. The 47 volumes and 21,000 pages of the Grace Commission Report constitute a vision of an efficient, well-managed government that is accountable to taxpayers. CAGW has worked to make that vision a reality and, in 17 years, has helped save taxpayers $687 billion through the implementation of Grace Commission findings and other recommendations.

http://www.uhuh.com/taxstuff/gracecom.htm

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