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President Promises More of What Government Already Does Badly

President Promises More of What Government Already Does Badly

Curtis Kalin February 13, 2013
The WasteWatcher

BTOP Program Overbuilds Fiber in Colorado

On February 7, 2013, KUSA-Channel 9 News in Denver, Colorado investigated issues related to the administration of a Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) grant within the state of Colorado, which is reportedly using the funding to build...

Deborah Collier February 13, 2013
The WasteWatcher

One for Three, and Savings for All

“To sequester, or not to sequester?” That appears to be the question for many of our congressional Hamlets.

William Christian February 12, 2013
Press Release

We’ve Shown You Ours, Now Show Us Yours

We’ve Shown You Ours, Now Show Us Yours

Curtis Kalin February 12, 2013
The WasteWatcher

Rep. Pelosi’s Comment Misses the Mark on the U.S. Budget Problem

This weekend, House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) spoke with Chris Matthews on "Fox News Sunday."  During the interview, Pelosi delivered a quote that may be the early front runner for most absurd quote of 2013: “It is almost a false...

CAGW Staff February 11, 2013
The WasteWatcher

Odd Choices in Afghanistan

In late December 2012, the United States Air Force (USAF) did not renew its contract with Alenia Aermacchi, a subsidiary of Italian-based defense contractor Finmeccanica, to refurbish and supply 20 G222s (also known as the C-27A) for the Afghan Air...

Sean Kennedy February 8, 2013
The WasteWatcher

It Isn’t 1996 Anymore

The year was 1996.  Bill Clinton was in the White House; scientists reported that there might be life on Mars; Dolly the sheep, the first cloned mammal, was born; the T.V. hospital show E.R. topped the Neilsen’s ratings long before the “McDreamies”...

Deborah Collier February 8, 2013
Press Release

CAGW Releases February WasteWatcher

CAGW Releases February WasteWatcher

Curtis Kalin February 7, 2013
The WasteWatcher

Postal Reform is Coming…

On Wednesday, February 6, 2013, the United States Postal Service (USPS) announced its intention to terminate Saturday first-class mail delivery on August 1, 2013.  The announcement will certainly trigger a spirited public debate over the impact of...

Leslie Paige February 7, 2013
The WasteWatcher

Make the Ban on Internet Taxation Permanent

Today’s increasingly digital age has surrounded everyone’s lives with constantly connected laptops, tablets, and Smartphones, with quick, easy access to the Internet.  These modern technological achievements are largely due to the fact that since...

Deborah Collier February 7, 2013
The WasteWatcher

Emergency Spending: a Bipartisan Failure

On January 29, 2013, President Obama signed into law a $50.5 billion relief bill aimed at helping victims of Hurricane Sandy.  Despite complaints from many fiscal conservatives – Citizens Against Government Waste included – that the bill had been...

CAGW Staff February 7, 2013
The WasteWatcher

Zombie Apocalypse Threatens Taxpayer Dollars, Not Nation’s Security

In December 2012, Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) released Safety At Any Price: Assessing the Impact of Homeland Security Spending in U.S. Cities, which focused on Department of Homeland Security (DHS) grant programs, including the Urban Areas Security...

Sean Kennedy February 7, 2013

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