CAGW Releases April WasteWatcher Report

For Immediate Release Contact: Alexandra Booze 202-467-5318
April 3, 2014  
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)--Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) released its April WasteWatcher, a monthly dispatch to members of the news media, highlighting some of the most prominent fiscal issues of interest to American taxpayers. The stories from April’s WasteWatcher edition are below:

Medicare Fraud: All Talk, No Action

By Leslie Paige

The Medicare Trust Fund, which is in the red and on track to reach insolvency by 2026, needs every penny it can get. Thanks to the Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) program... Read the full story here.

Showdown at the Part D Corral

By Elizabeth Wright

Medicare Part D is one of the few government-created programs that has consistently cost less than the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) original estimates... Read the full story here.

Obamaloans: The Bank of ACORN

By William M. Christian

After the public humiliation of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) in late 2009 and its subsequent dissolution (at least at the national level) by early 2010, one might have thought... Read the full story here.

Don’t Expand Government Broadband

By Deb Collier

On March 18, 2014, I had the opportunity to attend the Free State Foundation’s Sixth Annual Telecom Policy Conference. Keynoted by Commissioner Mignon Clyburn, former acting chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)... Read the full story here.

Murkowski’s Folly

By Sean Kennedy

The first rule of communications is crafting an effective message.

A March 11, 2014 op-ed in the Los Angeles Times by former Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt provided a unique glimpse into how messaging used by politicians can shift over time... Read the full story here.

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