As President Obama tries to get his new bipartisan "deficit commission" off the ground, a public interest group is proposing a series of common-sense measures that would save American taxpayers more than a trillion dollars by closing corporate tax loopholes and eliminating wasteful government contracts.
The deficit commission's most ardent supporters see it as a way to cut Social Security and Medicare benefits that go to the needy; the recommendations from the U.S. Public Interest Research Group instead target the greedy.
"A lot of the heart of this is looking at shifting the burden to corporations and away from American families and taxpayers," said Nicole Tichon, a tax and budget reform advocate for PIRG.
Here are the group's 12 policy recommendations. Which ones do you think are the best?