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The Pig Book is Alive and Well

Congress is supposed to be on a no-pork diet in 2011. After Sen. Jim DeMint’s (R-S.C.) nonbinding one-year earmark moratorium passed in the Senate on November 16, 2010, and as more and more politicians began to speak publicly about the importance of...

CAGW Staff August 29, 2011
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The Senate Budget Committee – A Story of Failed Leadership

Congress is statutorily obligated to pass a budget by October 1 of each year; yet, as of August 1, 2011, it has been 824 days since the Senate last passed a budget (April 29, 2009). Lawmakers have abdicated their duty by funding the government...

CAGW Staff August 29, 2011
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FCC Continues to Forge Ahead with Net Neutrality Regulations

On July 11, 2011, President Obama issued Executive Order No. 13579 to improve and reform the regulatory process for government agencies. How this Executive Order will be implemented remains to be seen, as some agencies are forging ahead with costly...

Deborah Collier August 29, 2011
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CCAGW Supports Boehner’s Budget Control Act

With the clock ticking and the nation’s economic future hanging in the balance, the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) urged all members of Congress to support House Speaker John Boehner’s (R-Ohio) Budget Control Act of 2011.  The...

CAGW Staff August 29, 2011
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Multi-Billion Dollar CMS Overpayments Continue; Efficiency Programs Fail Spectacularly

On June 30, 2011, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report about the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services’s (CMS) incompetence in curtailing waste, fraud, and abuse. For more than 20 years, GAO has deemed Medicare a high-...

CAGW Staff August 29, 2011
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The FAST Solution to Medicare and Medicaid Fraud

Each year, Americans lose tens of billions of their hard-earned tax dollars to Medicare and Medicaid waste, fraud, and abuse. The most recent estimates from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) indicate that there was nearly $48...

CAGW Staff July 22, 2011
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Mountain of Government Waste at Yucca

Since the 1970s, the U.S. has been searching for a long-term site to store its nuclear waste. The nation’s spent nuclear fuel, which can remain radioactive for thousands of years, is currently sitting in more than 100 temporary facilities scattered...

CAGW Staff July 22, 2011
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SSDI Funding at Risk

In fiscal year (FY) 2010, the Social Security Disability Insurance program (SSDI) shelled out approximately $123 billion in benefits to more than 10 million disabled workers and their dependents. Reforms in the SSDI program are long overdue; without...

CAGW Staff July 22, 2011
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President Obama’s “Campaign to Cut Waste” Has Lackluster Prospects

On June 13, 2011, President Obama issued an Executive Order mandating a “renewed effort to hunt down misspent tax dollars in every agency and department of this government.” The President announced the so-called “Campaign to Cut Waste” by posting a...

CAGW Staff July 22, 2011
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Rampant Waste Reported in NSF

A report was released on May 26, 2011 by Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) that exposed wasteful spending at the National Science Foundation (NSF). The report found $3 billion in mismanagement, with more than $1.2 billion of NSF’s total budget of $6.9...

CAGW Staff July 22, 2011
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Don’t Let Trade Adjustment Assistance Block Free Trade

George Bernard Shaw once said that if you laid all the world’s economists end to end, they still would not come to a conclusion. On most issues, from the effects of fiscal stimulus, to ideal tax rates, to the appropriate size of government, he was...

CAGW Staff July 22, 2011
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Progress in Campaign to End MEADS

Created in 1995, the Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) is a collaborative missile defense project intended to replace the Patriot Missile system, which has been used by the U.S. and its allies for decades. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU...

Sean Kennedy July 22, 2011

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