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BBI’s Morris testifies before National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform
Michael Morris, chief executive officer of the Burton Blatt Institute, testified before the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform in Washington, D.C. on June 30, 2010.
Morris shared recommendations to stimulate cost savings through the transformation of key federal programs into systems that promote work, savings and asset building among citizens with disabilities. Proposals shared during testimony included needed parity in tax law to encourage savings by families with a member with a disability and changes to Social Security and Medicaid, which would allow individuals with the most significant disabilities to be encouraged to increase work, save and advance their economic self-sufficiency.
The bipartisan National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform was created by President Obama to identify policies, to improve the fiscal situation in the short term and to achieve fiscal sustainability over the long term for the U.S. Government. The 18-member commission is charged with examining the growth of entitlement spending, the gap between projected revenues and expenditures of the federal government and options to promote better fiscal responsibility.
To read Morris’ remarks, visit http://bbi.syr.edu.