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And Here’s To You, Mrs. Lautenberg!

The recent action by Congress to provide a death gratuity to the widow of the late Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) has raised a few eyebrows.

William Christian October 18, 2013
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“As the Government Shuts Down to Save Money, Veterans Pay the Ultimate Price”

William Gladstone, Prime Minister of Great Britain in the 19th Century, once said: Show me the manner in which a nation cares for its dead, and I will measure exactly the sympathies of its people, their respect for the laws of the land, and their...

CAGW Staff October 7, 2013
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A Clean CR is a Dirty Rotten Shame

On the October 2nd edition of Fox News Channel’s Special Report, columnist Charles Krauthammer decried the Democrats’ disingenuous insistence on a “clean CR,” implying that such an approach is actually a ratification of failure.  On the one hand, it...

William Christian October 5, 2013
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Debate and Compromise Is Not a One-Way Street

A few months back my 20-something niece was complaining about how Congress, in particular the Republican House, was just not cooperating with President Obama over spending, taxes, and government-investments like bridges and green energy.  She said...

CAGW Staff September 30, 2013
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Death, Taxes, and Postal Rate Hikes

It seems that, in addition to death and taxes, one more thing is certain:  the price rise of postage stamps.  My earliest recollection of the price of a stamp?  It was in 1972:  an 8-cent stamp, providing my first appreciation for Dwight D.

William Christian September 26, 2013
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Nancy’s Cupboard May be Bare but There are Certainly Bats in Her Belfry

On Sunday, when asked about deficit reduction, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) declared on CNN’s Sunday show State of the Union that

CAGW Staff September 26, 2013
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Legislation Puts Medicare Recovery Auditing, and Taxpayers, At Risk

Government waste, fraud, and abuse are a scourge on American taxpayers and a multi-billion dollar insult to the federal budget, but preventing improper payments, particularly in Medicare, is now running into roadblocks despite being a rare example...

Leslie Paige September 19, 2013
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New Voice Opposes MEADS

As members of Congress reconvene following their long summer break, one of their most immediate tasks will be to pass legislation to fund the federal government beyond the current fiscal year, which ends at the end of the month.

Sean Kennedy September 10, 2013
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Back to Black – II

A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog about Senator Coburn’s (R-OK) efforts in fighting a bloated federal government, rife with waste, fraud, and abuse.  You may recall his office has produced

Leslie Paige September 6, 2013
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Seeing Double: Yes, Even More Duplication!

As part of a continuing series, CAGW is providing you with examples of duplication and overlap within the federal government that has been researched by the Government Accountability Office (GAO).  In the 2011 GAO annual report, “Opportuniti

Leslie Paige September 5, 2013
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CAGW's Prime Cuts Hones in On Programmatic Waste

Every year, Citizens Against Government Waste produces Prime Cuts, a comprehensive list of spending cuts that could be used by Congress to reduce spending and keep the budget under the Budget Control Act spending caps.

Leslie Paige September 4, 2013
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Just Words?

Yesterday, The Daily Caller highlighted a continuing issue I have with the Obama Administration and that is using words that attempt to hide or do not descr

CAGW Staff August 30, 2013

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