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Sequestration

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Duplication Duplication

These next few weeks, I will be pointing out areas of duplication, overlap, or fragmentation in the federal government and suggestions on how it can be eliminated that will save millions of dollars for the taxpayers.

CAGW Staff August 8, 2013
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It's All in the Numbers

Last week, we got the jobs numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).  They reported a job gain of 162,000 for the month of July.  There wasn’t a lot of hoopla about it because the numbers were pretty pathetic.

CAGW Staff August 6, 2013
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Bravo Senator Coburn!

We’ve heard a lot of whining and seen a lot of hand wringing about how awful the the sequester is to the nation’s economy.  (The sequestration i

CAGW Staff August 5, 2013
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Stay Vigilant!

In today’s Congressional Quarterly, the headline reads, “Senate Democrats Weigh Sequester-Replacement Plans for September Votes” immediately followed by “the White House tries to broker a bipartisan budget deal with a small group of Republicans.”

CAGW Staff August 1, 2013
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Ho Hum

Yesterday, the President traveled to Tennessee to discuss his “new” proposal for spurring on the economy and creating jobs.  He proposes to lower the corporate tax rate and simplify the

CAGW Staff July 31, 2013
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I See Dead People

A Government Accountability Office report released June 28 has an eye catching headline, “USDA Needs to Do More to Prevent Improper Payments to Deceased Individuals.”  Yup, here we go again, our government using our tax dollars to pay dead pe

CAGW Staff July 30, 2013
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A Big Nuthin Burger

Yesterday and today, the President pivoted for the 19th time to the economy and gave a one hour-

CAGW Staff July 25, 2013
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Unions Wake Up from their Four-Year Slumber

Well, who would have thought that the very unions that spent millions of dollars to get Obamacare signed into law are now complaining to Democrat leaders in Congress about the same law, telling them, “We have a problem; you need to fix it.”

CAGW Staff July 22, 2013
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Flying High on the Tax Payers

I am one who appreciates our military and wants it to be strong and effective.  Under our Constitution, one of the main purposes of the federal government is to “provide for the common defense.”  But that does not mean that Congress and the Defense...

CAGW Staff July 19, 2013
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Put On the Daddy Pants

Politico Pro, a Washington D.C.-based policy magazine, recently wrote a piece entitled, “The Sequester’s Slow Burn,” by Darren Samuelsohn.   He starts off by saying, “So the era of sequestration has m

CAGW Staff July 18, 2013
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Bottom Feeders Take a Bite Out of the Farm Bill

On June 10, 2013 the Senate passed its version of the Farm Bill, which included provisions to operate catfish inspections by the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSI

CAGW Staff July 3, 2013
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Boneheaded Bonuses and Boondoggles

Just when you thought the IRS had been properly chastised and humbled for its egregious behavior with respect to its over-the-top spending on training conferences, some $50 million between 2

CAGW Staff June 21, 2013

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