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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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E-Rate Program Reform To Take Center Stage at FCC

On Friday, July 19, 2013, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will be meeting to discuss, among other items, reforms to the Universal Service Fund (USF)’ E-Rate program, which was highlighted in the July

Deborah Collier July 18, 2013
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Farm Bill, Part 2: Divide (the Bill) and Conquer (the Conservatives?)

Rep. Frank D.

William Christian July 9, 2013
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Unchanging Laws in a Marketplace of Change

The Center for Disease Control released a June 2013 report showing the number of households using only wireless telephone services is on the rise.  This trend reinforces the need to update existing telecommunications

Deborah Collier June 19, 2013
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Internal Revenue (Dis)Service

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is under heavy scrutiny after a report by the Inspector General (IG) at the Treasury Department. Recent videos have surfaced showing IRS employees practicing the popular dance, “the cupid shuffle” and parodying...

CAGW Staff June 7, 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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Government Waste TV

There are more than enough egregious examples of mismanagement and inefficiency to create "Government Waste TV."

Thomas Schatz March 29, 2013
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More Hysterics from Organizing for Action

Just got hold of yet another email from Organizing for Action, President Obama’s perpetual campaign operation, about the sequester.

CAGW Staff March 11, 2013
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Time to Act on IG Recommendations

The House and Senate (after four years) Budget Committees will mark up the fiscal year (FY) 2014 budget resolution next week.

Thomas Schatz March 8, 2013
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Implement GAO Reforms: Culberson-Coburn or a Commission?

While February 2nd has long been recognized as Ground Hog Day, perhaps February 5th – at least for this year – should be coined Government Waste Elimination Day. On February 5, 2013, CAGW President Tom Schatz testified before the House Committee on...

William Christian February 20, 2013
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Dire Straits – USPS Floundering

Those were the exact words of the United States Post Office’s (USPS) Postmaster General (PMG) Patrick Donahoe earlier this week during a hearing before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.

Leslie Paige February 15, 2013

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