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Welcome Spendopedia

There’s a new sheriff in town called Spendopedia and its going after the big, wasteful spenders.  The web-based site was launched this month and is a project of the Public Notice Research and Education Fund.  Its home page says it is “a Wikipedia-like resource for questionable spending by the United States federal government to which anyone can submit content.”

August 28, 2013 — CAGW Staff 1377703916

Back in Black

Senator Coburn (R-OK) and his staff have been leaders in fighting a bloated federal government, rife with waste, fraud, and abuse.  His office has produced several reports on where spending could be cut in the federal government and would certainly help return its role back to what it was envisioned to be – small with limited powers.  Our Founding Fathers’ vision is ably described by Thomas Jefferson in his First Inaugural Ad

August 23, 2013 — CAGW Staff 1377313056

And More Costly Duplication

As part of a continuing series, CAGW will be providing you examples of duplication and overlap within the federal government that has been researched by the Government Accountability Office (GAO).

August 21, 2013 — CAGW Staff 1377069306

The Sequester is Working

The biggest underreported story out of Washington this year is that the federal budget is shrinking and much more than anyone in either party expected.”

Thus begins Stephen Moore’s piece today in the Wall Street Journal about the budget sequester.  He lays out some notable numbers:

August 12, 2013 — CAGW Staff 1376350405

Just Give Me More Money to Spend

Well, finally a big government politician who admits it.  It’s almost refreshing.  Rep.

August 7, 2013 — CAGW Staff 1375919650

It's All in the Numbers

Last week, we got the jobs numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).  They reported a job gain of 162,000 for the month of July.  There wasn’t a lot of hoopla about it because the numbers were pretty pathetic.

August 6, 2013 — CAGW Staff 1375842156

Bravo Senator Coburn!

We’ve heard a lot of whining and seen a lot of hand wringing about how awful the the sequester is to the nation’s economy.  (The sequestration is the automatic budget cuts imposed by Congress that is occurring in the federal government.)  We hear about federal employees being furloughed, children not being able to attend school, grandmas resorting to eating dog food, and how airplanes will fall out of the sky if Congress doesn’t reverse cou

August 5, 2013 — CAGW Staff 1375751473

Stay Vigilant!

In today’s Congressional Quarterly, the headline reads, “Senate Democrats Weigh Sequester-Replacement Plans for September Votes” immediately followed by “the White House tries to broker a bipartisan budget deal with a small group of Republicans.”

August 1, 2013 — CAGW Staff 1375405888

Ho Hum

Yesterday, the President traveled to Tennessee to discuss his “new” proposal for spurring on the economy and creating jobs.  He proposes to lower the corporate tax rate and simplify the tax code by closing tax “loopholes.”  Currently, the federal tax rate in the U.S.

July 31, 2013 — CAGW Staff 1375323882

I See Dead People

A Government Accountability Office report released June 28 has an eye catching headline, “USDA Needs to Do More to Prevent Improper Payments to Deceased Individuals.”  Yup, here we go again, our government using our tax dollars to pay dead people.

July 30, 2013 — CAGW Staff 1375232382

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