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A Word of Caution for President Obama

President Obama and Congress are in the process of putting together a “stimulus” package in order to spur the economy and create or save 3 million jobs.  The House of Representative’s proposal contained $275 billion in tax cuts and $526 billion in “...

Elizabeth Wright December 31, 2008
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How to Build A Bigger Boondoggle

The media has settled on a politically palatable historical metaphor for the new Obama administration and it is Franklin Delano Roosevelt.  Time made it official when it put a photo of Barack Obama as FDR on its cover for its November 24, 2008 issue...

Leslie Paige December 31, 2008
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Congressional Oversight Needs Improvement

The House and Senate convened for the 111th Congress facing a record budget deficit and are currently considering a massive “stimulus” spending package.  Now, more than ever, increased oversight of federal programs is essential to ensure that...

CAGW Staff December 31, 2008
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Massive Expansion of SCHIP

Congress is poised to pass a massive expansion of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP).  Originally, SCHIP was designed to help low-income families who earn too much to qualify for Medicaid gain access to health insurance for their...

CAGW Staff December 31, 2008
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Stimulus Turns Federal Funding Spigot Into a Raging Firehose

With our nation’s faltering economy, businesses, communities, and families are undoubtedly suffering.  However, they will not receive relief in the near future from the Democrat’s new federal fiscal stimulus proposal.  According to a stimulus...

CAGW Staff December 31, 2008
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580,000 Square-Foot Money Pit

On Tuesday, December 2, the Capitol Visitor Center (CVC) opened its doors to its owners – the taxpayers - for the first time.  After six years of construction and countless revisions, what seemed like a never-ending project has finally reached...

CAGW Staff December 31, 2008
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Economic Crisis, Congressional Reward

With the economy in recession, a national debt of $10.6 trillion, and a record estimated deficit of $1.2 trillion for the fiscal year, it seems a strange time for Congress to be receiving a raise, yet that is exactly what is scheduled to happen as...

Sean Kennedy December 31, 2008
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Fat Corporate Welfare Payouts

On November 4, 2008 Barack Obama won the battle for the Presidency. On January 20, 2008, he will face many difficult challenges.  The national economic and financial crisis will place a heavy burden on the federal government.  With a $1 trillion...

CAGW Staff November 30, 2008
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Troubles With TARP

Barely sixty days after its establishment, the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) is itself, well, in big trouble. 

Leslie Paige November 30, 2008
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CAGW’s Project: Privacy

Project: Privacy was created in 2008 and is affiliated with Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW). CAGW’s Project: Privacy will examine government’s role in ensuring that every person’s information is protected and help citizens manage their...

CAGW Staff November 30, 2008
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The Mayors’ Stocking Stuffers

In anticipation of the rapid passage of a $1 trillion stimulus package as soon as President-elect Obama and the new Congress take office in January, the U.S. Conference of Mayors released its wish-list of what it called “shovel-ready” projects that...

Leslie Paige November 30, 2008
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USDA Makes $49 Million in Payments to Ineligible Individuals

In October, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report titled “Federal Farm Programs: USDA Needs to Strengthen Controls to Prevent Payments to Individuals Who Exceed Income Eligibility Limits.”  The report was requested by Senator...

CAGW Staff November 30, 2008

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