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High-Speed Rail off the Tracks

When stumping for Rep. Tim Bishop (D-N.Y.) in October 2010, Vice President Joe Biden made a telling statement regarding the government’s role in investments. He credited the government with “every single great idea that has marked the 21st century,...

CAGW Staff January 26, 2011
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New House Rules Focus Members on Making Serious Spending Cuts

On election day, taxpayers turned out in droves to support fiscally conservative candidates that they entrusted with the responsibility of cutting the federal budget, reducing the size of the national debt, and returning Congress to the hands of the...

CAGW Staff January 26, 2011
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Obama’s SOTU, Yet Another Disappointment for Taxpayers

During a time of record annual budget deficits and public debt, the country, more than ever, needs solutions to its fiscal problems. Most taxpayers were expecting the President’s State of the Union speech to signal a major policy shift, away from...

CAGW Staff January 26, 2011
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Fiscal Commission: The First Step in a Journey of a Thousand Miles

On February 18, 2010 President Obama set up a bipartisan panel to address the deficit and debt.  Dubbed the National Commission on Fiscal Reform and Integrity, the effort was co-chaired by former White House chief of staff Erskine Bowles and former...

CAGW Staff November 30, 2010
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All Signs Point to a Waste of Tax Dollars

A strange unfunded mandate from the federal government is slated to cost taxpayers millions of dollars over the next few years.  A new regulation by the Department of Transportation dictates that all street signs must be in a mix of upper and lower...

CAGW Staff November 30, 2010
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Federal Bailout No More! State and Local Governments Must Deal With TheirOwn Pension Predicaments

In December 2008, state governments had nearly $1.94 trillion set aside in pension funds for approximately 20 million active state and local government employees and seven million retirees and dependents who currently receive benefits.  Using market...

CAGW Staff October 31, 2010
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State Piglet Roundup

In conjunction with state taxpayer groups, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) released sixPiglet Books in 2010.  The Piglet Books bring CAGW’s national expertise in exposing waste, fraud and abuse to the state and local levels. 

CAGW Staff October 31, 2010
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Cut Corporate Income Taxes

America has been called the land of opportunity largely because it has been a place where businesses and individuals prosper.  This has been the result of a stable government, an educated workforce, protection of intellectual property, and a tax...

CAGW Staff October 31, 2010
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The Consumer Police and Sin Taxes

There have always been and will always be some people who believe they know what is best for everyone, so they try to force their will on the rest of society.  This attitude is very much at odds withthe philosophy that liberty should be maximized...

Sean Kennedy October 31, 2010
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ObamaCare Challenges Move Ahead in Court

Over the past two years, taxpayers have watched the national debt climb to a frightening $13.7 trillion as Congress and President Obama massively enlarged the size and scope of the federal government against the will of the people.  Americans have...

CAGW Staff September 30, 2010
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Extending Bush Era Tax Cuts Will Aid the Economic Recovery

One of the more spirited public policy debates that hasunfolded leading into the midterm elections has been what Congress should do with the Bush-era tax cuts,which are set to expire at the end of this year.  President Obama has stated he favors...

CAGW Staff September 30, 2010
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Port Earmark Divides South Carolina Senators

Citing the need to modernize the Port of Charleston, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) submitted a $400,000 earmark to the Senate version of the fiscal year 2011 Energy and Water Appropriations Act to study the port’s potential deepening.  However, the...

Sean Kennedy September 30, 2010

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