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Time to REIN in the Executive Branch

On September 22, Senator Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) introduced the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act as the companion bill to Rep. Geoff Davis’ (R-Ky.) legislation, H.R. 3765.  The DeMint legislation aims to stop costly anti-...

CAGW Staff August 31, 2010
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Another Sour Note for Taxpayers

Government watchdogs are familiar with how the federal government squanders billions of dollars a year on duplicative, expensive, and non-essentialgovernment programs.  Now taxpayers have a new reason to be disturbed; aSeptember 6, 2010Washington...

CAGW Staff August 31, 2010
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The Perfect Storm for ESPCs

Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC) is an idea whose time has come.  The federal government is beyond broke.  The budget deficit reached a record $1.4 trillion at the end of last fiscal year.  It is projected to remain over $1 trillion...

CAGW Staff August 31, 2010
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Air Force Tanker Struggling to Lift Off

Replacing the aging fleet of aerial refueling tankers has been an Air Force priority since 2002.  In that year, Congress approved funding for Boeing to lease up to 100 767s to replace the 50-year-old KC-135 tankers.  However, the deal fell apart in...

Thomas Schatz August 31, 2010
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Billions Wasted in Iraq

When President Obama marked the end of combat operations in Iraq in a speech on August 31, 2010, he spoke at length on America’s lasting legacy in the country.  Unfortunately for taxpayers, part of that legacy includes billions in waste, dating back...

Sean Kennedy August 31, 2010
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Air Force Tanker Struggling to Lift Off

Replacing the aging fleet of aerial refueling tankers has been an Air Force priority since 2002.  In that year, Congress approved funding for Boeing to lease up to 100 767s to replace the 50-year-old KC-135 tankers.  However, the deal fell apart in...

CAGW Staff August 31, 2010
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Pension Precipice

It is time to stare the brutal facts in the face.

Leslie Paige August 31, 2010
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Pork Alert Roundup: Recess Edition

In recent years, Congress has been unable to complete the appropriations process by the start of the new fiscal year (FY), which occurs on October 1.  Unfortunately, this year will not be an exception.

Leslie Paige July 31, 2010
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Spending Revolt Bus Across America

Fed up with excessive government spending, the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW), Americans for Prosperity, the 60 Plus Association, Concerned Women for America, and AmericaSpeakOn.org have joined forces to create a new website,...

CAGW Staff July 31, 2010
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Government Broadband Deployment Report Card: F

To say that the Internet has grown over the past 15 years is an understatement.  According to Internet World Stats, there were 16 million users in 1995 compared to 1.9 billion users in June, 2010, an increase of 11,775 percent.  In addition, the...

CAGW Staff July 31, 2010
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The “Razorback Subsidy” is a Whole Different Kind of Disaster for Taxpayers

President Obama needs to pass a bill, but a powerful chairwoman of a Senate committee, who is in danger of not being reelected, adds a controversial and expensive provision that puts passage in jeopardy.  Conventional wisdom says that the White...

CAGW Staff July 31, 2010
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The Great Unraveling Continues…

The new summer blockbuster “Inception” features spectacular special effect sequences of towering edifices exploding, crumbling, and otherwise disintegrating in a film that addresses the fine line between reality and a dream state.  Right before the...

Leslie Paige July 31, 2010

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