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USA Act Targets Zombie Federal Programs

The Unauthorized Spending Accountability Act of 2021 will help eliminate zombie programs in the federal government.

Deborah Collier April 14, 2021
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Seattle's Plastic Straw Ban is Unnecessary and Counterproductive

On July 1, 2018, plastic straws will be banned in Seattle.  No more will children be able to use the straw included with their juice box;

Spencer Chretien June 29, 2018
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NYT Is Completely Wrong on Internet Freedom

The New York Times’ April 30 editorial on the effort by Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai to restore internet freedom gets everything wrong, particularly the claim that giving something for free as an inducement to sell...

Thomas Schatz May 1, 2017
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What’s Longer: TSA Lines or TSA Employee Retention?

This month, CAGW named Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson June’s Porker of the Month. The decision was a no-brainer, as he is the man behind the “nightmarish” Transportation Security Administration (TSA) lines across the...

Alexandra Abrams June 30, 2016
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New Regulations for the Unaffordable Care Act

Since it was signed into law on March 23, 2010, the $1.2 trillion Affordable Care Act (ACA) has proven unaffordable for a large percentage of Americans.  To escape the high costs, many individuals have sought relief in the form of short-term...

CAGW Staff June 27, 2016
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Next on Hotel Hell: City of Baltimore

For eight consecutive years, the city-owned and operated Hilton Baltimore has lost money, $5.2 million in 2015.

Alexandra Abrams June 9, 2016
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State AGs Attack First Amendment

Last March, Citizens Against Government Waste wrote in its monthly newsletter, WasteWatcher, that scientists, engineers, and economists have and are continuing to push back against the anthropogenic (man-made) global warming hypothesis.  In other...

Elizabeth Wright April 12, 2016
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Night of the Walking Corporate Welfare

It’s similar to a zombie movie: just when you thought they were gone, they come lumbering back in their inexorable (and voracious) death march.  Case in point: the Export-Import Bank died in June, but, like most zombies, it didn’t stay dead.

Rachel Cole December 8, 2015
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“I Am Sorry, This is Silly”

On Wednesday, December 2, the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Federal Lands held a hearing on a draft bill entitled the “National Park Service Centennial Act.” The purpose of the hearing was to discuss the legislation, which wo

Elizabeth Wright December 4, 2015
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October - What A Month for Obamacare

The Affordable Care Act (ACA), more commonly known as Obamacare, did not have a very good October and it will only get worse for the President’s vaunted healthcare “reform” plan.  Temporary walls that were built to protect Obamacare from market...

Elizabeth Wright November 3, 2015
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Judge Tells Federal Agency to Obey the Law for Drug Discount Program

Taxpayers and consumers pay for misuse of the 340B program through higher insurance premiums, increased drug prices and taxes.

Elizabeth Wright October 28, 2015
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A Very Good Beginning

The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing today.  The title of the hearing said it all, “An Overdue Checkup: Examining the ACA’s State Insurance Marketplaces."  Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW...

Elizabeth Wright September 29, 2015