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Just Give Me More Money to Spend

Well, finally a big government politician who admits it.  It’s almost refreshing.  Rep.

CAGW Staff August 7, 2013
The WasteWatcher

Boeing Bogusness is Business as Usual

Today, Citizens Against Government Waste expressed outrage over the revelation that laid-off Boeing workers in the state of Washington will qualify for federal Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA), an unemployment benefits program that far exceeds the...

CAGW Staff August 2, 2013
The WasteWatcher

A Diller, A Dollar, A Cost-Saving Scholar

On Monday, July 22nd, the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) co-hosted a lunch briefing with the Dollar Coin Alliance (DCA), of which CCAGW is a member.  The purpose of the briefing was twofold:  first, to reiterate the benefits...

William Christian July 25, 2013
The WasteWatcher

Get a Dog

In Washington, there is an old saying.  If you want a friend, get a dog.   Figuratively speaking, it looks like Obamacare needs to find a dog.  The bad news about Obamacare and its implementation problems started as a trickle earlier this year but...

CAGW Staff July 23, 2013
The WasteWatcher

SIRF's Up!

Unfortunately, the title does not refer to the ideal sea conditions preferred by surfers .  Instead, the acronym SIRF stands for “Stolen Identity Refund Fraud,” a crime that is rising in Florida and beyond, to include nearby Georgia and farther-away...

William Christian July 22, 2013
The WasteWatcher

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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In the Year 2015

By now you have heard how the Obama Administration is delaying the implementation of the employer mandate for Obamacare until 2015.  While detractors of the law claim the motive behind the delay is to stop mass chaos just before the 2014 election...

CAGW Staff July 9, 2013
The WasteWatcher

Africa Doesn’t Need a Task Force Funded by American Taxpayers

President Obama has wrapped up his eight day tour of Africa on July 3, 2013, during which he has pledged policies aimed at improving the continent.  One such pledge came about during a speech i

CAGW Staff July 3, 2013
The WasteWatcher

What “Big Daddy” Unruh Would Say About “Big Sugar”

The late Jesse Unruh – the colorful former Speaker of the California State Assembly and supposedly nicknamed “Big Daddy” either by bombshell Raquel Welch or after Tennessee Williams’ patriarch in “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” (depending on which urban...

William Christian July 3, 2013
The WasteWatcher

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
The WasteWatcher

Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid.

We’ve made it pretty clear on this blog that Obamacare or the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will not be good for Americans.  Its big government approach will drive up costs and lower the quality of the kind of healthcare we have become accustomed to. ...

CAGW Staff June 27, 2013
The WasteWatcher

COINS Act Makes Cents

On June 6, 2013, Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa),  along with Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.), Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.), Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), and Mark Udall (D-Colo.) introduced S.

CAGW Staff June 24, 2013

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