Taxes

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Cook County Soda Tax Repealed After Only Two Months in Effect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. 

CAGW Names Sen. Ron Wyden October 2017 Porker of the Month

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

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) named Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) its October 2017 Porker of the Month for spreading falsehoods about commonsense tax reform.

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.

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CAGW Names Sen. Kamala Harris August 2018 Porker of the Month

Sen. Harris is CAGW's Porker of the Month for for proposing an expensive and impractical taxpayer-funded rent subsidy.