CAGW Releases July Wastewatcher Report

For Immediate Release Contact: Alexandra Booze 202-467-5318
July 7, 2014  


(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) released its July 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 July’s WasteWatcher edition are below:

The Consumer Financial Protection Racket - er, Bureau

By William Christian

The Cambridge Dictionary defines a “protection racket” as “a situation in which a criminal group demands money from a store owner, company, etc. in exchange for agreeing not to harm them… Read the full report here.

USPS Inspector General’s Foray Earns Ire of Top House Fiscal Watch Dog

By Leslie Paige

“Mr. Williams, I was madder than hell at your proposal. I think the idea that you’re trying to be the chief innovation officer and promoting banking within the [Inspector General’s] office is reprehensible… Read the full report here.

Roosevelt’s Baby Still Making Taxpayers Cry

By Anderson Haxton

On February 2, 1934, President Franklin Roosevelt issued Executive Order 6581 to create the Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank… Read the full report here.

The Cost of Free

By Sean Kennedy

Clay County, Missouri Police Captain Matt Hunter described his department’s new acquisition, a 54,000-pound, 10-foot tall vehicle known as a Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle (MRAP)… Read the full report here.

Telecom Heats Up the Summer Months

By Deb Collier

In March 2014, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) released “Telecom Unplugged:  Unleashing a New Digital Era,” which highlighted… Read the full report here.

Regulatory Funny Business

By PJ Austin

The normal federal agency rulemaking process begins with the issuance of a notice of proposed rulemaking, followed by a notice and comment period… Read the full report here.

Definitely Not a Free Lunch

By Alexandra Booze

In fiscal year (FY) 2012, 30.7 million out of 50 million, or 61 percent, of U.S. students enrolled in public and non-profit private schools participated in both the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) … Read the full report here.

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