The Nation

President Reagan told members of the Grace Commission, his cost-cutting advisory panel, that about half of their recommendations have been or will be proposed to help his Administration cut government spending. He said that the savings will amount to more than $100 billion over several years. Reagan, giving a pep talk in Washington to about 60 members of the commission, praised them for providing "clear, concise and practical" cost-cutting recommendations and said that their suggestions had "permanently changed the mood of the country."

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