A look back at past presidential fiscal commissions

As we look forward to the December 1 report from the Administration’s National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, we thought it might be useful to take a look back at the successes – and the failures – of past presidential commissions. What can we learn from past commissions? Click the image below to see what went right and what went wrong with each.

See our summary of the proposal recently submitted by the Fiscal Commission’s co-chairs, Democrat Erskine Bowles, and Republican Allen Simpson, which offered some insight into what could be in the Commission’s final recommendations.

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