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"Campaign to Cut Waste" Falls Short

On June 13, 2011, President Obama issued Executive Order No.

June 13, 2013
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Senators Seek Elimination of Wasteful and Overlapping Benefit Payments

On June 6, NBC News and The Wall Street Journal released a poll that showed Americans blame welfare programs more than any other reason for persistent

June 7, 2013
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Forever Red in Illinois

As the Illinois legislature winds up the 2013 session by creating a new $750,000 “Forever Green Illinois Program” (it's really there on pp.

May 31, 2013
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We Agree with David Axelrod

Every once in a while a politician or political operative says something with which everyone can agree.  So today, for the first time, all of us at CAGW agree with David Axelrod to the extent that he acknowledged that the government is too big. ...

May 16, 2013
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Durable Medical Equipment: Free Market Principles Will Deliver Best Options for Taxpayers

In 2003, Congress passed the Medicare Modernization Act (MMA - P.L. 108-173). This law made some substantial changes to Medicare and adding competitive forces to the program was a strong theme.

May 3, 2013
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Congress Ends the End of Saturday Delivery

A little-known but costly rider to the fiscal year 2013 continuing resolution has forced the U.S. Postal Service to withdraw its proposal to end Saturday delivery.

April 11, 2013
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Disaster Relief Blows Away

Adding taxpayer insult to personal and business injury, hundreds of millions of dollars have been squandered in an effort to help those affected by the unprecedented storm.

April 4, 2013
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Government Waste TV

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

March 29, 2013
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Big Sugar's Sweet Deal Gets More Costly

For many years, Big Sugar has claimed that the government's sugar program operates at no cost to taxpayers.

March 15, 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.

March 8, 2013
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Prime Cuts 2013

On the eve of sequestration, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) today released Prime Cuts 2013, our annual comprehensive list of spending cuts.

February 28, 2013
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The Right Stuff to Cut

Incoming Joint Economic Committee Chairman Kevin Brady's (R-Texas) National Review Online op-ed, "What Kind of Cuts Grow the Economy," makes it clear that the right kind of spending cuts will increase economic growth and create jobs. 

February 21, 2013

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