CAGW Releases July 2017 WasteWatcher

For Immediate Release
Contact: Curtis Kalin 202-467-5318

July 26, 2017

(Washington, D.C.) – Today Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) released its July 2017 WasteWatcher, a monthly dispatch to members of the news media, highlighting some of the most prominent fiscal issues affecting American taxpayers.  The stories from its July edition of WasteWatcher are listed in part as follows:

The Dangers of Single-Payer Healthcare

By Margaret Platt

Sen. Bernie Sanders’ ideal single-payer system would create long waiting times, cause a massive increase in taxes, and allow bureaucrats in Washington to make decisions that ought to be made between doctors and patients.   Full story here.

Vacant VA Buildings Cost Taxpayers Millions

By Curtis Kalin

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has gone through many trials and travails over the past several years.  A new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) exposed another aspect of the department that enables waste and mismanagement.  Full story here.

FCC Chairman Takes Action to Fix Lifeline

By Deborah Collier

It is mind-boggling when the government continues to squander money on a program that has been on the front line of wasteful spending, and program abuse.  Full story here.

The 21st AIRR Act Takes Off

By Rachel Cole

The Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization (AIRR) Act will provide for a six-year reauthorization and significant reforms to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), as well as many critical reforms.  Full story here.

ATC Privatization Would Bring U.S. Airport Industry to New Heights

By RJ Meiers

On June 5,2017 President Donald Trump announced his proposal to privatize the  Air Traffic Control (ATC) system as part of a broader plan to drastically improve American infrastructure.  Full story here.

The Cuba Embargo: A Personal Observation

By William M. Christian

In June, 2017, representatives from a handful of right-leaning organizations, including Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW), participated in a “people-to-people” delegation to Cuba.  Full story here.

The FDA Should Pave the Way to Tobacco Harm Reduction

By Elizabeth Wright

Recent FDA actions demonstrate that the agency is really not interested in harm reducing tobacco products remaining in or even entering the marketplace.  Full story here.

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