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Reduce Regulatory Burdens Instead of Increasing Fees

Innovative technology has become the foundation for performing mundane tasks, such as vacationing, buying groceries, and even catching a ride, in new inventive ways.  The sharing economy is on the cusp of such a revolution, using mobile apps to offer consumers new ways to connect with the services they want to use.  However, as noted in a June 2016 WasteWatcher article by Citizens Against Government Waste’s State Policy and Government Affairs Manager Andrew Nehring, ride-sharing has come u

CAGW Releases July 2016 WasteWatcher

For Immediate Release Contact: Curtis Kalin 202-467-5318
July 14, 2016  

(Washington, D.C.) – Today Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) released its July 2016 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 July edition of WasteWatcher are listed in part as follows:

Rethinking Refundable Tax Credits

Over the course of the past 40 years, members of Congress have created refundable tax credits (RTCs), which have become ubiquitous in the tax code.  RTCs are available for everything from employment to education to having children.  However, mismanagement and a lack of oversight by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Congress have enabled RTCs to become a multibillion dollar source of wasteful spending.

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  

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CAGW Names Montana Gov. Steve Bullock February 2018 Porker of the Month

Gov. Bullock is CAGW's Porker of the Month for issuing an executive order that would rob Montana consumers of a 21st century internet.