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CAGW Releases April 2016 WasteWatcher

For Immediate Release Contact: Curtis Kalin 202-467-5318
April 19, 2016  

(Washington, D.C.) – Today Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) released its April 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:

The Marlboro Man and the Blue Light

The vapor product known as electronic cigarettes, “e-cigs,” first appeared on the market in 2007.  Although the e-cig market is still smaller than traditional cigarettes, sales grew by 23 percent in 2014 and are expected to surpass the cigarette market within the next decade.

CCAGW Reacts to Omnibus Budget Deal and Tax Extenders Package

For Immediate Release Contact: Curtis Kalin 202-467-5318
December 16, 2015  

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) expressed disappointment that yet again, political expediency was placed ahead of the taxpayers’ interests in a backroom, eleventh-hour Congressional deal.

CAGW Releases November 2015 WasteWatcher

For Immediate Release Contact: Curtis Kalin 202-467-5318
November 19, 2015  

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

IRS Commissioner Impeached by House Committee

Since the U.S. Constitution was adopted in 1789, the House of Representatives has filed articles of impeachment just 17 times and only eight times did the Senate convict.  Alexander Hamilton wrote that impeachment should be reserved for “those offenses which proceed from the misconduct of public men, or, in other words, from the abuse or violation of some public trust.”

CAGW Releases September 2015 WasteWatcher

For Immediate Release Contact: Curtis Kalin 202-467-5318
September 16, 2015  

Time Wasting Away With Internet Tax Ban Set to Expire

On December 16, 2014, the Internet Tax Freedom Act was temporarily extended in the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 (H.R. 83), keeping the ban on Internet access taxes in place until September 30, 2015.  Unfortunately, time is once again running out and only the House of Representatives has taken any action on the ban, this time making it permanent.

CAGW Names IRS Commissioner John Koskinen August Porker of the Month

For Immediate Release Contact: Curtis Kalin 202-467-5318
August 20, 2015  

 

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) named Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner John Koskinen its August Porker of the Month for his long litany of incompetence and obstruction as head of the reviled agency. 

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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.