Taxes

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.

CAGW Releases September WasteWatcher

For Immediate Release Contact: Alexandra Booze 202-467-5318
September 11, 2014  

The Secret’s Out about Plain Packaging

Award-winning author Madeleine L'Engle wrote in her 1968 novel, "The Young Unicorns,” that “[t]o take away a man's freedom of choice, even his freedom to make the wrong choice, is to manipulate him as though he were a puppet and not a person.”

IRS Should Not Create Software That Already Exists

While very little gets done in Washington during an election year, deadlines must be acknowledged and addressed, such as the expiration of the Internet tax moratorium on November 1, 2014.  Two days prior to that critical date, a lesser-known but nonetheless important matter is scheduled to come to an end.  On October 30, 2014, the Free File Alliance’s partnership with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is up for renewal.  The Free File Alliance is a consortium of tax software companies which makes free tax preparation software and free e-file available to certain taxpayers.

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CAGW Names Rep. Mike Rogers November 2018 Porker of the Month

Rep. Hoyer is CAGW's Porker of the Month for his support for being a leading proponent of a wasteful sixth military branch called the Space Force.