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Citizens Against Government Waste Announces 2017 Porker of the Year Nominees

(Washington, D.C.) - Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) today announced the nominees for its 2017 Porker of the Year.  People may cast their ballots for the candidate they think was the most reprehensible Porker in 2017 in an online poll at cagw.org/porkeroftheyear.  The six finalists were chosen by CAGW staff from among 11 worthy Porkers of the Month from this year.  The voting deadline is December 31, 2017 and the results will be announced on January 3, 2018.

Council for Citizens Against Government Waste Applauds Senate Passage of Tax Reform

Today, Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) President Tom Schatz released the following statement praising the Senate for passing the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. 

Will the Individual Mandate Finally Be Repealed?

The House of Representatives and the Senate are vigorously working to pass a tax reform package before the end of the year.  Both the House and Senate passed their budget resolutions with reconciliation instructions by Thanksgiving, a necessary step in order to craft their respective tax reform packages.

Council for Citizens Against Government Waste Applauds House Passage of Tax Reform

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) President Tom Schatz released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

Taxpayer Coalition Applauds Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW), along with more than 40 other taxpayer organizations, sent a letter to members of the House of Representatives, supporting the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, a bill that is “a victory for the middle class,” and will allow all Americans to keep more of their own money.

Citizens Against Government Waste Applauds Introduction of House Tax Reform Bill

(Washington, D.C.) – Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) President Tom Schatz issued the following statement after the House Ways and Means Committee released of The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which would cut tax rates, simplify the tax code, and jumpstart the U.S. economy.

CCAGW Applauds House for Clearing the Way for Tax Reform

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) President Tom Schatz released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed H. Con. Res. 71, the Senate budget resolution.

Citizens Against Government Waste Lists Taxpayer Tricks and Treats For Halloween 2017

Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) released the 17th annual compilation of scary, surreal, and spine-tingling taxpayer tricks and treats.  The following is CAGW’s list of nominees for inclusion in the Fiscal House of Horrors for 2017…

Coalition to House: Expedite Tax Reform By Passing Senate Budget Resolution

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) joined a coalition of taxpayer organizations in sending a letter to the House of Representatives urging them to pass H. Con. Res. 71 as approved by a vote of 51-49 yesterday by the Senate.  This action would accelerate the budget process so that Congress can immediately begin moving forward on tax reform legislation that would simplify the system and put more money back in the hands of hard-working taxpayers.

Cook County Soda Tax Repealed After Only Two Months in Effect

When politicians decide to tax something new, taxpayers rarely see the end of it.  This adage is especially true of so-called “sin taxes,” levies on products like alcohol, tobacco, and, increasingly, soda.  Those in government always appreciate more money, and politicians like beating up on unpopular industries.  It’s a two-pronged argument:  you shouldn’t be buying too many alcoholic beverages, cigarettes, sugary drinks, and the like; and besides, the government needs more revenue anyway. 

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CAGW Names Rep. Elijah Cummings November 2017 Porker of the Month

Rep. Cummings is CAGW's November Porker of the Month for attempting to place price controls on prescription drugs.