CAGW Releases September WasteWatcher

For Immediate Release Contact: Alexandra Booze 202-467-5318
September 11, 2014  

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

ISPs Are Not Common Carriers
By Deb Collier
Since the U.S. District Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia issued its decision in Verizon v. Federal Communications Commission on January 14, 2014…read the full report here.

The Medical Device Tax: A Vise On Innovation
By Elizabeth Wright
Since the day of its passage in 2010, millions of Americans and hundreds of members of Congress have called for the repeal of the Patient Protect and Affordable Care Act…read the full report here.

Schoolhouse Crock
By William Christian
On September 7, 2014, ABC television asked viewers to rank the best songs from the bygone “Schoolhouse Rock” series of educational vignettes…read the full report here.

A Promising Proposal to Reduce Waste in Medicare
By PJ Austin
Now that members of Congress have returned from the August recess, they have several big-ticket items to accomplish before the legislative year comes to an end in December…read the full report here.

Rocket Monopoly
By Sean Kennedy
In the private sector, monopolies can charge consumers as much as they like due to a lack of competition.  When the government creates a monopoly through the use of a sole source contract, the taxpayers get stuck with the tab…read the full report here.

The Secret’s Out about Plain Packaging
By Alexandra Booze and Deb Collier
Award-winning author Madeleine L'Engle wrote in her 1968 novel, "The Young Unicorns,” that “[t]o take away a man's freedom of choice, even his freedom to make the wrong choice, is to manipulate him as though he were a puppet and not a person”…read the full report here.

Citizens Against Government Waste is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement in government.

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