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Congress Spends Without a Budget

Deficits are soaring and spending continues unrestrained.  Americans are infuriated at a government that does not appear to care about how much is being spent or even if the spending has any relation to the amount of revenue coming into the...

CAGW Staff May 31, 2010
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Making Fiscal Sense in New Jersey

Politicians frequently stand on soapboxes and tell voters what they want to hear, but often fail to back their words up with action after they are elected.  President Obama did this during the 2008 presidential race when he promised that people...

CAGW Staff May 31, 2010
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Government Acquisition Waste

When purchasing necessary items, the government buys from private businesses, both large and small.  For contracts greater than $100,000, companies go through a convoluted and highly regulated bidding pro

CAGW Staff May 31, 2010
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Pigs on the Wing–The Aerial Refueling Tanker Contract Dispute Continues

The battle to build the Air Force’s next generation of aerial refueling tankers continues to fuel wasteful lobbying and insider dealing in Washington D.C.  The $35 billion deal is as closely contested as ever, which is no surprise given the amount...

CAGW Staff May 31, 2010
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Cash for…Caulkers?

“Cash for Caulkers” sounds like a comical spin-off of the notorious “Cash for Clunkers” program.  But on May 6, 2010, the House of Representatives made sure this was no joke, voting 246-161 in favor of H.R. 5019, the Home Star Energy Retrofit Act of...

CAGW Staff April 30, 2010
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The Ongoing Farce of the “Emergency Supplementals”

As the House of Representatives rushed to finish legislative business in advance of the Memorial Day recess, the fate of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2010Supplemental Appropriations Bill was pushed off until lawmakers returnon June 8.  The bill allocates $...

Leslie Paige April 30, 2010
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GM’s “Claims” of Repayment

During the economic crisis that unfolded over the last few years, the federal government became the lender of the last resort, not because it had any money, but because it had the ability to borrow money on behalf of the taxpayers to lend to...

CAGW Staff April 30, 2010
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Time to Revisit the Benefits of $1 Coins

On April 21, 2010, the U.S. Treasury released its new version of the $100 bill.  Featuring an updated portrait of Founding Father Benjamin Franklin, the bill boasts advanced measures to obstruct counterfeiters.  However, while the federal government...

Sean Kennedy March 31, 2010
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Stimulus Rebellion on the Eastern Shore

There is a brawl brewing in the bucolic fields of Queen Anne’s County, Maryland.  The Obama Administration’s $862 billion stimulus fund, ostensibly targeted toward shovel-ready, jobs-producing projects, is going toward the construction of a...

Leslie Paige March 31, 2010
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CAGW Tells FCC: We Refuse to Stay Neutral

On January 13, 2010, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) filed comments urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to tread lightly on the net neutrality issue and consider its significant impact on America’s flourishing broadband...

CAGW Staff March 31, 2010
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The Congressional Pig Book in Focus

April 14, 2010 was not just the day before tax day; it wasalso the day when hard-working taxpayers got the news that$16.5 billion of their taxeswas wasted on pork-barrel earmarks with the unveiling of Citizen Against Government Waste’s (CAGW) annual...

CAGW Staff March 31, 2010
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To Infinite and Beyond!

In 2004, former President George W. Bush announced his “Vision for Space Exploration.” In it he called for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to develop new spaceflight vehicles as part of the Constellation Program that would...

Sean Kennedy February 28, 2010

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