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The Fallacy of Surveys and Studies

In college, during a discussion of surveys in one of my political science classes, I learned that survey writers often skew questions to achieve the desired results.  A prime example of how this occurs can be found in a survey that was frequently cited on March 6, 2019, when Democrats in Congress announced the introduction of the “Save the Internet Act.”  Fittingly, the survey was

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Coalition Letter to President Trump Regarding FTC Antitrust Court Case

March 15, 2019

President Donald J. Trump
The White House
Washington, DC 20500

Dear Mr. President:

Two years ago, many of us wrote you expressing disappointment with the decision by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to launch a complaint against an American company in the final hours of the Obama administration. As we wrote then, “We are particularly concerned with the decision by outgoing FTC leadership to bring a rushed and reckless complaint against Qualcomm only three days before you took office.

Coalition Letter: Intellectual Property Guidelines for the 116th Congress

Intellectual Property Guidelines for the 116th Congress

An Open Letter

Members of the 116th Congress:

It is an exciting time for America, particularly in the knowledge-based economy. American entrepreneurship, ingenuity and creativity lead the world, and we believe that intellectual property (IP) rights are a key ingredient to American competitiveness. 

Net Neutrality or an Open Internet

On March 6, 2019, Congressional Democratic leaders joined together to announce legislation that would ensure “net neutrality.”  This legislation would codify former Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler’s government takeover of the internet by repealing the Restoring Internet Freedom Order (RIFO) of 2017, reinstituting the Open Internet

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Council for Citizens Against Government Waste Statement on the Proposed Government Takeover of the Internet

(Washington, D.C.) – Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) President Tom Schatz today released the following statement in response to the legislation introduced today by the House and Senate Democratic leadership to reimpose Depression-era regulations on the internet.

Georgia - Support SB 2

March 1, 2019

Georgia Senate
State Capitol
Atlanta, GA 30334

Dear Senators,

On behalf of the 39,732 members of the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) in Georgia, I write to express our support for efforts to encourage further broadband deployment by removing unnecessary barriers, reducing the cost of investment, and providing predictability to this vital sector of the economy.  Legislators should strike the right balance between allowing new entrants into the market and protecting consumers. 

CCAGW Submits Comments on E&C Privacy Hearing

February 26, 2019

The Honorable Frank Pallone                   The Honorable Greg Walden
Chairman                                                   Ranking Member
Committee on Energy & Commerce         Committee on Energy & Commerce
2125 Rayburn House Office Building        2322 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515                           Washington, D.C. 20515

CAGW Releases Comprehensive Waste Cutting Proposals for 116th Congress

(Washington, D.C.) –  Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) released its Critical Waste Issues for the 116th Congress.  The report cuts through the clutter to outline important proposals for smaller and more efficient government.

CAGW Names Rep. Mike Doyle February 2019 Porker of the Month

Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) named Rep. Mike Doyle (D-Pa.) February 2019 Porker of the Month for spouting wild inaccuracies about the rebirth of internet freedom.

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