CAGW Releases June 2016 WasteWatcher

For Immediate Release Contact: Curtis Kalin 202-467-5318
June 15, 2016  

(Washington, D.C.) – Today Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) released its June 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 June edition of WasteWatcher are listed in part as follows:

Nightmarish TSA Lines Underscore Need for Massive Overhaul

By Curtis Kalin

As Americans prepare for summer vacations and trips to visit family and friends, there is a good chance they will be subjected to a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screening system that is so badly mismanaged it has drawn comparisons to Comedy Central’s South Park.  Read the full story here.

Boeing on the Hook for Failures of New Air Force Tanker

By Sean Kennedy

Pegasus, the mythological white winged horse that sprang forth from the neck of Medusa, never had any problem taking off; however, the same is not true for the horse’s namesake aircraft, the KC-46 tanker.  Read the full story here.

Hailing for Change: Medallions vs. the Marketplace

By Andrew Nehring

In the digital age, the monetization of personal assets has become a new phenomenon.  Whether it is renting out the spare bedroom in your house through Airbnb, using your personal vehicle to earn money by transporting people via Uber or Lyft, or even booking a luxury private jet at a fraction of the cost through JetSmarter.  Read the full story here.

Yes, the Government Still Uses Floppy Disks

By Deborah Collier

As technology marches forward, the federal government not only cannot keep up, it also remains mired in the past, despite spending more than $80 billion annually on information technology (IT).  Read the full story here.

How the 340B Drug Discount Program is Increasing Cancer Costs

By Elizabeth Wright

There are many reasons why cancer care costs are rising, and the 340B outpatient drug discount program is needlessly contributing to the increase.  Consumers and taxpayers end up paying the price for the program’s misuse.  Read the full story here.

From the Bureaucracy, With Love: Disguised Costs from Federal Agencies

By Rachel Cole

Like Colonel Klebb from the 1957 Bond novel From Russia, With Love, the Obama Administration issues regulations under the guise of protecting Americans against some perceived danger, while in reality, they are toxic weapons used to rob taxpayers of wealth and freedom.  Read the full story here.

Hensarling: “Economic Growth for All, and Bank Bailouts for None”

By William M. Christian

On June 7, 2016, with the mantra “Economic Growth for All, and Bank Bailouts for None,” House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) unveiled the key principles of his proposal to replace the Dodd-Frank Act with “real reforms that work,” in a speech to the Economic Club of New York.  Read the full story here.

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