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Knoxville Should Not Build a Government-Owned Broadband Network

Knoxville, Tennessee considering a government-owned network that would be costly, wasteful and potentially unsuccessful.

Deborah Collier June 24, 2021
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Critical Waste Issues for Defense Authorization Conferees

Congress is currently negotiating the final bill language for the fiscal year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act.  

Deborah Collier December 1, 2020
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Time to Review and Reduce Duplicative Housing Programs

On October 22, 2020, the Senate Budget Committee released a report highlighting overlap and duplication in federal housing programs.

Deborah Collier October 22, 2020
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House Judiciary Committee Antitrust Report Is Anti-Competitive

The House Judiciary Committee Majority Staff Report on Competition in Digital Markets is anti-competitive and a waste of the taxpayers' money.

Thomas Schatz October 7, 2020
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RSC American Worker Report Deserves Consideration in Congress

The Republican Study Committee American Worker Task Force report includes more than 100 recommendations on education, labor, and welfare programs that would eliminate wasteful spending and increase the efficiency of the federal government.  

Thomas Schatz September 23, 2020
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Congress Should Depoliticize Coronavirus Relief

Congress should depoliticize coronavirus relief by giving all small businesses equal access to the Payroll Protection Program.

Thomas Schatz April 13, 2020
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Bernie's $150 Billion Broadband Boondoggle

Government-owned broadband networks often overbuild existing networks and waste taxpayer dollars.  

Deborah Collier January 27, 2020
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Nuclear Bailouts - A Radioactive Cost to Taxpayers

On March 22, 2019, the Trump Administration took another step to act on the president’s campaign promise to financially support coal and nuclear power. 

Allen Johnson March 29, 2019
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Welcome to Medicare ... or not

Individuals who are not on Social Security at age 65 are supposed to sign up for Medicare anytime between three months before their 65th birthday and three months thereafter.

Thomas Schatz October 11, 2017
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Changing the Prescription for America’s Public Universities

It is much easier to take a pill than to overhaul a lifestyle.  The word “free” was the prescription offered by some in the presidential primaries to millennials in order to ease the crushing burden of skyrocketing student debt.  However, the...

CAGW Staff July 20, 2016
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Catfish Program Removal Gains Support of Committee on Energy and Commerce

On June 22, 2016, CCAGW and a coalition of taxpayer watchdogs sent a letter to the U.S. House of Representatives urging a vote on S. J. Res. 28.  S. J. Res.

Rachel Cole June 23, 2016
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A Perfect Picture of Government Efficiency: The Washington D.C. Metro

On June 24, 2010, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) announced a $5 billion overhaul of the Metrorail and Metrobus system.  However, the results of this retrofit have been underwhelming.  The problems have persisted to such...

CAGW Staff June 22, 2016

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