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Boneheaded Bonuses and Boondoggles

Just when you thought the IRS had been properly chastised and humbled for its egregious behavior with respect to its over-the-top spending on training conferences, some $50 million between 2

CAGW Staff June 21, 2013
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Some Animals Are More Equal Than Others

In April, I wrote about a developing story that some members of Congress were looking for ways to get themselves and their staff out from participating in Obamacare.  There was such a large kerfuffle and outrage about it that news reports quickly...

CAGW Staff June 14, 2013
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Senators Seek Elimination of Wasteful and Overlapping Benefit Payments

On June 6, NBC News and The Wall Street Journal released a poll that showed Americans blame welfare programs more than any other reason for persistent

Thomas Schatz June 7, 2013
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Another IRS Box-Office Hit!

We’ve heard a lot about the IRS’s over-the-top targeting and harassment of conservative and tea party groups and how the agency delayed the groups’ applications for non-profit status.  But the hits just keep coming for the IRS.  This past weekend,...

CAGW Staff June 4, 2013
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Forever Red in Illinois

As the Illinois legislature winds up the 2013 session by creating a new $750,000 “Forever Green Illinois Program” (it's really there on pp.

Thomas Schatz May 31, 2013
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Uptick in Part Timers Linked to Obamacare

Trend is Toward Fewer Hours Not More Jobs First, let me offer congratulations to the 165,000 families whose personal unemployment rate went from 100% to 0%, always a joyous event, both in terms of economics, as well as self-worth and esteem, during...

CAGW Staff May 23, 2013
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Peeling Back Another Onion

As I wrote last week, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has gotten herself into some hot water concerning her solicitation for donations for non-profit groups that will help with the implementation of Obamacare.  She asked for donations from...

CAGW Staff May 21, 2013
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Show Me the Money

The Washington Post had an interesting column a few days ago.  It seems Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is asking fo

CAGW Staff May 17, 2013
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We Agree with David Axelrod

Every once in a while a politician or political operative says something with which everyone can agree.  So today, for the first time, all of us at CAGW agree with David Axelrod to the extent that he acknowledged that the government is too big. ...

Thomas Schatz May 16, 2013
The WasteWatcher

Nothing New Under the IRS Sun

By now I am sure you have heard that the IRS targeted and harassed Tea Party and conservative groups that were trying to obtain non-profit status.  If a group used words like “tea party” or “patriot” in their organization’s name or the phrase “...

CAGW Staff May 15, 2013
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The Proof is in the Metrics

On Tuesday, May 14, 2013, the House Oversight and Government Affairs Subcommittee on Government Operations held a hearing on “Data Centers and Cloud Computing:  Is the Government Optimizing New Information Technologies to Save Taxpayer Dollars?”

Deborah Collier May 15, 2013
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The Farmers Love This Bill

“The farmers love this bill, The farmers love this bill, High, HIGH, the dairies go, The farmers love this bill!”

William Christian May 14, 2013

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