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NASA's Flawed Mission to the Moon

In an era of flourishing commercial alternatives, NASA should reevaluate the manner in which it pursues space flight.

Sean Kennedy March 12, 2020
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Additional Delays for the KC-46

The troubled tanker’s delays will have knock-on effects, raising costs.

Sean Kennedy March 5, 2020
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CAGW Names Rep. John Yarmuth February 2020 Porker of the Month

Today, CAGW named Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY.) our February 2020 Porker of the Month.

Alexandra Abrams February 25, 2020
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CBO’s 2020 Economic Outlook Shows Trillion-Dollar Deficits Are Here To Stay

Unsurprisingly, the United States’ fiscal outlook remains dreadful.

Peter Klensch February 6, 2020
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Medicaid: The Feds Have Failed To Stop the Waste and Mismanagement, Let The States Try

Medicaid is losing billions to waste, fraud, and abuse, and the program is crushing state budgets  The feds haven't been able to fix it.  Let the states try.  

Leslie Paige January 14, 2020
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New USDA SNAP Rules and Work Requirements Come at the Perfect Time for Job Seekers

The December 2019 jobs report, released on January 10, 2020 confirms what everyone already knows; the economy is strong and the jobs market is robust. 

Leslie Paige January 10, 2020
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New USDA Rule Will Help Reduce SNAP Abuse and Encourage Work

The program today has little meaningful oversight and is persistently susceptible to fraud.

Leslie Paige December 5, 2019
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The End to the Chicago Teacher Strike Underscores Pension Crisis

While Windy City children can finally start heading back to school, the Chicago Teachers Union’s (CTU) 11-day strike resulted in no reform, to the detriment of students, taxpayers, and the fiscal health of the entire state of Illinois.

Peter Klensch November 6, 2019
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Senate Omnibus Likely Loaded with Old Earmarks

Nearly all of the programs that received earmarks last year in the relevant appropriations bills were funded again in the Senate omnibus bill. It appears that Senators loaded up the bill with the same old earmarks. 

Sean Kennedy October 25, 2019
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Best Laid Plans: Another USPS IG Report, Another Failed Attempt to Save Money

As has been pointed out repeatedly in the past few years, United States Postal Service (USPS) management continues to struggle mightily to enact efficiencies or carve out savings from its operations.  And this continues to be the case despite the...

Leslie Paige October 17, 2019
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Senate Budget Committee Makes Budget Reports Available for the Public Online

The Senate Budget Committee's Chairman has introduced a new budget scorekeeping report on the Budget Committee's website to provide a regular accounting of budget developments. 

Allen Johnson October 17, 2019
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CAGW Releases $3.9 Trillion in Waste-Cutting Recommendations

Prime Cuts 2019 is a roadmap for the bold action needed to restore fiscal sanity and help prevent a financial disaster.

Alexandra Abrams October 2, 2019

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