Taxes

Fiscally Drunk and Disorderly

In spite of the decisive drubbing that President Obama and his party sustained in the mid-term elections, he continues to gallop along on his (gift) horse, proposing all kinds of new government spending programs, as if nothing has changed.  His behavior is reminiscent of the over-served guy drowning his sorrows at the local watering hole, running up a big tab on his maxed-out credit card, yelling “another round on me for everybody!” 

Repealing Obamacare - Is It Doable?

On January 6, the 114th Congress convened and is now under Republican control, with 54 senators out of 100 in the Senate and 246 representatives out of 435 in the House.  One of the major Republican campaign promises was the full repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), more often referred to as ObamaCare.  But can it be done?

CAGW Releases December WasteWatcher

For Immediate Release Contact: Alexandra Booze 202-467-5318
December 10, 2014  


114th Congress: The New Sheriff(s) in Town

Unlike the United States Senate, control of the House of Representatives did not change as a result of the November 4, 2014 elections.  However, the Republican majority did expand to at least 244 members, its highest level since the 1928 elections.  Two seats in Louisiana will be decided by a December 6, 2014 runoff election, while the 2nd Congressional District of Arizona is the subject of a mandatory recount, with Republican Martha McSally slightly ahead of incumbent Democrat Ron Barber.

Net Neutrality Strikes Back

During the first week following its release on November 28, more than 42 million people had watched the trailer for “Star Wars VII – The Force Awakens.”  It was a reminder that every time it appears either the Empire or the Republic are defeated, the vanquished side rises with renewed energy.  Fittingly, the trailer appeared two weeks after a concept that seemed to be moribund rose from the dead to threaten the very existence of the Internet when President Obama announced on November 10 his support for broadband service to be reclassifi

Dueling Agencies

On October 22, 2014, Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) released his annual “Wastebook 2014What Washington Doesn’t Want You To Read.”  The new edition includes 100 wasteful programs or projects, ranging from the bizarre to the truly egregious, worth $25 billion.  Here are just a few examples:

CAGW Goes Trick-or-Treating

For Immediate Release Contact: Alexandra Booze 202-467-5318
October 28, 2014  

WHO Are You to Raise the Tobacco Tax?

Black-and-white images of soldiers abroad brandishing “victory cigars” in the fight against a cruel and oppressive enemy lit up television screens in homes across the nation, and “Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette)” by Merle Travis was a national hit on the air waves.  Cigarettes were an icon of glamor with a hint of rugged sophistication, and America was very much the land of the free and home of the brave during World War II.  

Marketplace Fairness Is Not A Fair Option

On July 15, 2014, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed H.R.

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CAGW Names New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio September 2018 Porker of the Month

Mayor de Blasio is CAGW's Porker of the Month for signing a bill into law that would halt the ride-sharing revolution in New York City.