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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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Next on Hotel Hell: City of Baltimore

For eight consecutive years, the city-owned and operated Hilton Baltimore has lost money, $5.2 million in 2015.

Alexandra Abrams June 9, 2016
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OMB Tackles Some Low-Hanging Fruit

On January 20, 2016, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) weighed in on a request for comments from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on the requirements that should be included in its guidance to federal departments and agencies for...

Deborah Collier June 3, 2016
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Let the USDA Catfish Inspection Program Off The Hook!

The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) catfish inspection program has already been called out on nine separate occasions, February 2011, March 2011, May 2012, February 2013, April 2013, April 2014, December 2014, February 2015, and April 2015, by...

Alexandra Abrams May 17, 2016

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