Defense

CCAGW Political Action Committee Runs Ads Supporting Taxpayer Hero John McCain

For Immediate Release
October 6, 2008
Contact: Leslie K. Paige (202) 467-5334

 

(Washington, D.C.) – The Council for Citizens Against Government Waste Political Action Committee (CCAGWPAC) today unveiled an ad it is running in four swing-state media markets across the country. 

CCAGW BLASTS CHAIRMAN OBEY FOR $1 TRILLION BUDGET CIRCUS

For Immediate Release
September 24, 2008
Contact:   Leslie K. Paige (202) 467-5334

 

Department of Defense Delays Air Force Tanker Contract Decision…Again

The Department of Defense (DoD) has once again flip-flopped with regard to the awarding of a $40 billion Air Force aerial refueling tanker contract.

Department of Defense Delays Air Force Tanker Contract Decision…Again

The Department of Defense (DoD) has once again flip-flopped with regard to the awarding of a $40 billion Air Force aerial refueling tanker contract.

Old Porkers Learn New Tricks

On September 24, the House of Representatives passed the fiscal year 2009 Defense Authorization Act by a vote of 392-39.  The Senate will approve the legislation as well.  It includes more than $600 billion for national security programs in the Energy and Defense departments.

Incensed Over Incentives

H.R. 3221, the housing bailout bill that President Bush signed on July 23, 2008 is a $300 billion handout to home builders, mortgage companies who made bad loans and borrowers who took loans for homes they could not afford.  The bill was exacerbated by the last-minute inclusion of a potential $25 billion (or more) taxpayer subsidy for the nation’s two mammoth government-sponsored enterprises, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.  Despite claims that the money would not be used, the taxpayers may be on the hook sooner rather than never.  It turns out that there were other nasty surprises tucked into the bill as well.

Caution: Porkers at Work

While summer has almost come to an end, the only appropriations bill that has come to a full vote in either chamber of Congress this year is the Military Construction-VA spending bill (H.R. 6599).  The action taken on this bill, however, offers a preview of what taxpayers can expect with the eleven remaining spending bills.

Deadly Earmarks

Earmarks can be deadly, according to Air Force Reserve Maj. Eric Egland.  Egland, a counter-terrorism operative, military intelligence officer and Iraq War veteran, wrote an opinion piece in The Washington Times on July 2 asserting that national security earmarks are being abused, with disastrous consequences.

Pork Alert: Labor/HHS/Education


For Immediate Release

July 1, 2008
Contacts:    Leslie K. Paige (202) 467-5334

Alexa Moutevelis (202) 467-5318

 


Pork Alert: Military Construction


For Immediate Release

June 27, 2008
Contacts:     Leslie K. Paige (202) 467-5334

Alexa Moutevelis (202) 467-5318

 


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