Thursday, January 28, 2010

Links to Entitlement (and other) Commissions

Consultant Panel on Social Security, 1975-1976

A friend emails me a list of commissions dealing with Social Security, entitlement reform and other issues, along with links to their reports. This is a very helpful reference for what's come before.

It's unclear what will happen with President Obama's plan to commission a commission on his own rather than rely on stalled Congressional legislation. While I'm generally favorable toward a commission approach, all other options seeming exhausted, it's not clear what chance a presidentially-appointed commission has when Congress has just refused to appoint one itself.

The National Commission on Social Security, 1977-1981

National Commission on Social Security Reform (Greenspan Commission), 1981-1983

President's Private Sector Survey on Cost Control (Grace Commission), 1982-1984

President's Commission on Privatization, 1987-1988's_Commission_on_Privatization

National Economic Commission, 1987-1989

Bipartisan Commission on Entitlement and Tax Reform (Kerrey-Danforth Commission), 1993-1995

Advisory Council on Social Security, 1994-1996

Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, Building a Better Future: The Graying of America Project, 1997

President's Commission to Study Capital Budgeting, 1997-1999

The 21st Century Retirement Security Plan: The National Commission on Retirement Policy Final Report, Center for Strategic and International Studies,(Gregg-Breaux / Kolbe-Stenholm Commission), 1998-1999

National Bipartisan Commission on the Future of Medicare (Breaux-Thomas Commission), 1998-1999

U.S. Trade Deficit Review Commission, 1998-2000

President's Commission to Strengthen Social Security, 2001

President's Advisory Panel on Federal Tax Reform, 2005

Committee for Economic Development, The Emerging Budget Crisis: Urgent Fiscal Choices, 2005

Pew-Peterson Commission on Budget Reform, Red Ink Rising: A Call to Action to Stem the Mounting Federal Debt, 2009

Committee on the Fiscal Future of the United States; National Research Council and the National Academy of Public Administration, 2010

1 comment:

Bruce Webb said...


Well you have to give Social Security 'reformers' credit for persistence, among the private labels I like to apply I have to admit that 'quitter' isn't even in the running.

Somewhere Alf Landon is smiling down and yelling "Don't give up the fight boys!"