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Retransmission and Must Carry Rules Must Go!

Television has changed vastly since the days analog signals carried only three major networks and one or two other channels over the airways. Today, there is a wide range of viewing options available to consumers, ranging from cable and fiber optic...

Deborah Collier August 24, 2012
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Senate Appropriators Whiff on MEADS

Senate appropriators do not appear to have gotten the memo.

Sean Kennedy August 24, 2012
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Low Hanging Fruit Not Too Low to Cut

When evaluating the overall budget picture, many analysts understandably and appropriately focus on the big ticket spending items, especially the largest and fastest growing portions of the federal budget, entitlements. Sometimes, it pays to think...

CAGW Staff July 12, 2012
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Transparency Leads to Defunding of MEADS

A little transparency certainly goes a long way.

Sean Kennedy July 12, 2012
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F-22 Plagued by Recurrent Problems, Cost, Lack of Mission

On the heels of much-publicized difficulties with the F-22 Raptor’s oxygen system, the Department of Defense (DOD) has awarded Lockheed Martin a $19 million contract to retrofit an automatic oxygen system on 40 of the planes it originally sold to...

Sean Kennedy July 12, 2012
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Cutting Spending and Waste in Fisheries

Bureaucratic, command-and-control regulation of coastal fisheries wastes taxpayers’ dollars and endangers the sustainability of this common resource. Managing a shared resource like fish in the sea is a difficult problem.

CAGW Staff July 12, 2012
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Undocumented Workers Receive Billions in Tax Credits

On July 7, 2011, the Department of the Treasury’s Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) issued a telling report. TIGTA found that unauthorized workers who are ineligible to obtain Social Security Numbers (SSNs), the vast majority of whom...

CAGW Staff July 12, 2012
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The Trouble with BLS’s Pliable Green Jobs Definition

In 2009, when Congress passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (stimulus), economists and pundits alike scoffed at the Obama administration’s estimates of the number of jobs that the bill had “created or saved.” Greg Mankiw, Harvard...

CAGW Staff July 12, 2012
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Though Some Cuts Made, Farm Bill is still Flush with Waste

On June 21, 2012, the Senate voted 64-35 in favor of S. 3240, the Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2012, which would cut the deficit by $23.6 billion over a ten year period. At first glance this seems like a lot of money, until you realize...

CAGW Staff July 12, 2012
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Trivial Resolutions Come at a High Cost to Taxpayers

According to a June 2012 Gallup poll, 79 percent of Americans disapprove of the way Congress is handling its job. Perhaps this is because legislation passed by members of Congress is all too often a reflection of their parochial rather than...

CAGW Staff July 12, 2012
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Farm Bill Should Buy the Farm

When is $24 billion not a lot of money? When it represents all the savings taxpayers can expect from the supposedly new-and-improved Farm Bill, formally known as S. 3240, the Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2012, which may reach the Senate...

CAGW Staff July 12, 2012
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Gulp! Mayor Bloomberg’s Ban on Large Sodas is Hard to Swallow

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg believes that the local government should crack down to help those with a coke addiction…but he’s not talking about drug addicts. On May 31, 2012, Mayor Bloomberg proposed banning the sale of large-sized sodas,...

CAGW Staff June 12, 2012

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