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Government Broadband Deployment Report Card: F

To say that the Internet has grown over the past 15 years is an understatement.  According to Internet World Stats, there were 16 million users in 1995 compared to 1.9 billion users in June, 2010, an increase of 11,775 percent.  In addition, the...

CAGW Staff July 31, 2010
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Pork Alert Roundup: Recess Edition

In recent years, Congress has been unable to complete the appropriations process by the start of the new fiscal year (FY), which occurs on October 1.  Unfortunately, this year will not be an exception.

Leslie Paige July 31, 2010
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Spending Revolt Bus Across America

Fed up with excessive government spending, the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW), Americans for Prosperity, the 60 Plus Association, Concerned Women for America, and AmericaSpeakOn.org have joined forces to create a new website,...

CAGW Staff July 31, 2010
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The “Razorback Subsidy” is a Whole Different Kind of Disaster for Taxpayers

President Obama needs to pass a bill, but a powerful chairwoman of a Senate committee, who is in danger of not being reelected, adds a controversial and expensive provision that puts passage in jeopardy.  Conventional wisdom says that the White...

CAGW Staff July 31, 2010
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Pork Alert Roundup

On July 1, 2010, Citizens Against Government Waste began issuing its annual flurry of Pork Alerts, which highlight earmarks in the annual appropriation bills.  In a perfect world, the House and the Senate would each release a version of the 12...

CAGW Staff June 30, 2010
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The Fannie and Freddie Meltdown: Picking Up PACE

On September 6, 2008, the nation’s two largest housing government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs), Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were taken under conservatorship by the U.S. Treasury. 

Leslie Paige June 30, 2010
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Creating More Federal Employees

The debt of our nation is soaring.  The U.S. Government has spent more than $13 trillion above what it has taken in.  The Obama Administration and Democratic majority in Congress have passed policies causing government to grow faster than ever...

CAGW Staff June 30, 2010
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Congressmen Keep Pork Projects Cooking

Despite the moratorium on all earmarks agreed to by House Republicans on March 11, 2010, and a ban on earmarks to for-profit companies adoptedby House Democrats the previous day, both sides of the aisle are finding ways to circumvent their own rules...

CAGW Staff June 30, 2010
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Carolina on Taxpayers Minds

Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.) has never been accused of being a fiscal hawk.  In fact, he is quite well known for bringing home the bacon.  CAGW’s 2010 Congressional Pig Book documented 41 earmarks worth $55 million requested by Rep. Clyburn.

CAGW Staff June 30, 2010
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Flood Insurance Still Soaks the Taxpayer

In early July, politicians in Washington, D.C. missed an opportunity to improve the failing National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) when Congress passed another short-term reauthorization that expires on September 30, 2010.  A second bite at the...

CAGW Staff June 30, 2010
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The DISCLOSE Act: Free Speech for Some, Hefty Price for Others

The House of Representatives is currently embroiled in a battle overH.R.

CAGW Staff May 31, 2010
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Playing Politics with The Anthrax Vaccine

The anthrax attacks of October, 2001 may seem like a distant memory to many Americans, but the incidents created widespread alarm, prompting a debate within the U.S. government over how to better protect the nation from the critical threat of...

Leslie Paige May 31, 2010

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