Taxes

CCAGW to Treasury: Modernize IT Systems to Prevent Fraud

Last week, Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) President Tom Schatz sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, urging his department to modernize its information Technology (IT) systems and improve its fraud detection efforts.

Citizens Against Government Waste Statement on ‘Big Six’ Tax Reform Blueprint

(Washington, D.C.) – Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) President Tom Schatz issued the following statement after the release of the Unified Tax Reform Framework, which would dramatically cut tax rates, simplify the tax code, and jumpstart the U.S. economy.

Connecticut Legislature Passes a Bipartisan Budget Plan

Faced with a budget deficit of $3.5 billion over the next two years, and three months overdue on a budget for fiscal years 2018 and 2019, Connecticut lawmakers face a difficult situation and must make tough choices.  In 2011 and 2015, the legislature tried to solve the state’s fiscal woes by passing big tax increases.  That’s why a vote in the wee hours of Saturday, September 16 is so impor

CCAGW Joins Coalition in Support of Pro-Growth Tax Reform

Today, the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste, along with a coalition of 20 other organizations, sent an open letter to House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady in support of pro-growth tax reform.

Coalition Support for Pro-Growth Tax Reform

September 6, 2017
 
The Honorable Kevin Brady
1011 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
 
Dear Congressman Brady,

Citizens Against Government Waste Statement on Tax Reform Kickoff

Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) President Tom Schatz issued the following statement echoing President Trump’s kickoff speech on the urgent need for comprehensive tax reform that lowers rates and eliminates loopholes.

Citizens Against Government Waste Releases August 2017 WasteWatcher

(Washington, D.C.) – Today Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) released its August 2017 WasteWatcher.

The Can-Kicking Congress: Business as Usual

In political patois, “kicking the can down the road” connotes procrastination.  As long as the proverbial can is kicked “down the road,” rather than picked up, then the proper disposition of the derelict container is put off until some future point in time.  And much like the (equally proverbial) kicker’s aversion to taking definitive action on a relatively straightforward task, the U.S. Congress is composed of 535 “can kickers,” given their predilection to avoid taking action until the last possible minute.  On Tuesday, September 5, 2017, when the current Congress reconvenes after its annual August recess, it will have less than a month to complete several “must pass” items.

CAGW President Tom Schatz Statement on Tax Reform

Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) President Tom Schatz issued the following statement in support of the outline for tax reform released by Congress and the Trump administration on July 27, 2017.

CAGW Releases April 2017 WasteWatcher

For Immediate Release Contact: Curtis Kalin 202-467-5318
April 18, 2017  

(Washington, D.C.) – Today Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) released its April 2017 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 April edition of WasteWatcher are listed in part as follows:

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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.