TAXPAYER GROUP CALLS FOR WASTE COMMISSION IN NEXT ADMINISTRATION | Citizens Against Government Waste

TAXPAYER GROUP CALLS FOR WASTE COMMISSION IN NEXT ADMINISTRATION

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For Immediate ReleaseContact: Sean Rushton or Melissa Naudin
November 10, 2000(202) 467-5300

 

(Washington, D.C.) – Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) today congratulated [INSERT NAME HERE] on his victory in the dramatic 2000 presidential contest.

“Throughout this campaign, opinion polls have indicated that eliminating government waste is a top priority for the American people,” CAGW President Tom Schatz said.  “They rightly sense they are paying too much to government and that much of what they pay is spent carelessly, mismanaged, and even lost.” 

“To initiate a new era of good government and bipartisanship, CAGW calls on President-elect [NAME] to immediately appoint a Government Waste Commission similar to the Grace Commission of the 1980s and the Military Base Closing Commission of the 1990s, to recommend ways to improve the delivery of services in Washington and save taxpayers billions of dollars annually,” Schatz added.

Earlier this year, Mr. Bush proposed a waste commission to eliminate pork-barrel spending that used similar criteria to CAGW’s.  Senators John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Fred Thompson (R-Tenn.) have also proposed a commission to better organize government to meet the needs of the twenty-first century.

“By stemming waste in government, more dollars can be spent on productive uses such as expanding coverage of prescription drugs, creating Social Security private accounts, or providing tax relief to families,” Schatz added.  “We can do more with less if government commits to rudimentary reforms and oversight.  The new president must make the waste commission his top priority in his first 100 days.”

CAGW is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization with over a million members and supporters, dedicated to eliminating waste, fraud, mismanagement, and abuse in government.

 

 

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