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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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Privacy Problems

Privacy may mean different things to different people, but at a certain level everybody wants their privacy protected.  The advent and growth of the Internet has greatly amplified privacy issues.  As with every other subject that comes to the...

CAGW Staff September 30, 2010
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Pork on Life Support: Time to Pull the Plug

Save America’s Treasures was one of the 60 programs proposed for elimination in President Obama’s 2011 Terminations, Reductions, and Savings report. Released in February 2010, the report recommended the elimination of the program because it “has not...

CAGW Staff September 30, 2010
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Time to REIN in the Executive Branch

On September 22, Senator Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) introduced the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act as the companion bill to Rep. Geoff Davis’ (R-Ky.) legislation, H.R. 3765.  The DeMint legislation aims to stop costly anti-...

CAGW Staff August 31, 2010
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Air Force Tanker Struggling to Lift Off

Replacing the aging fleet of aerial refueling tankers has been an Air Force priority since 2002.  In that year, Congress approved funding for Boeing to lease up to 100 767s to replace the 50-year-old KC-135 tankers.  However, the deal fell apart in...

Thomas Schatz August 31, 2010
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Another Sour Note for Taxpayers

Government watchdogs are familiar with how the federal government squanders billions of dollars a year on duplicative, expensive, and non-essentialgovernment programs.  Now taxpayers have a new reason to be disturbed; aSeptember 6, 2010Washington...

CAGW Staff August 31, 2010
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Billions Wasted in Iraq

When President Obama marked the end of combat operations in Iraq in a speech on August 31, 2010, he spoke at length on America’s lasting legacy in the country.  Unfortunately for taxpayers, part of that legacy includes billions in waste, dating back...

Sean Kennedy August 31, 2010
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Pension Precipice

It is time to stare the brutal facts in the face.

Leslie Paige August 31, 2010
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Air Force Tanker Struggling to Lift Off

Replacing the aging fleet of aerial refueling tankers has been an Air Force priority since 2002.  In that year, Congress approved funding for Boeing to lease up to 100 767s to replace the 50-year-old KC-135 tankers.  However, the deal fell apart in...

CAGW Staff August 31, 2010
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The Perfect Storm for ESPCs

Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC) is an idea whose time has come.  The federal government is beyond broke.  The budget deficit reached a record $1.4 trillion at the end of last fiscal year.  It is projected to remain over $1 trillion...

CAGW Staff August 31, 2010
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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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