Press Releases

CAGW Releases October WasteWatcher


A Monthly Dispatch From Citizens Against Government Waste

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW):

Sequestration: The Sky is Not Falling
By Sean Kennedy

On August 2, 2011, Congress passed the Budget Control Act (BCA), which raised the debt limit, cut $917 billion in federal spending over 10 years, and established the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction (the “super committee”). The super committee was supposed to produce legislation by November 23, 2011 to further reduce spending by at least $1.5 trillion over 10 years …

Spectrum Auction Options Abound
By Deborah Collier

An op-ed by Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Julius Genachowski was published on September 16, 2012 in, explaining why additional spectrum is so critical to the economy. Highlighting the job creation impact of improved mobile broadband capabilities in the U.S., and citing the growing “apps economy,” which alone has created nearly 500,000 jobs, Chairman Genachowski estimated that nearly 1.6 million U.S. jobs have been created over the past five years due to innovations in mobile technology …

Mandating the Hypothetical: EPA’s Cellulosic Biofuels Mandate
By PJ Austin

It is no secret that many federal regulations in the United States are ineffective and burdensome to the economy. However, the current Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requirement for oil producers to purchase non-existent cellulosic biofuels may be the most absurd …

Weatherization—Money Continues to Pour
By: Tom Miller

It has been three and a half years since Congress passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), and the wasted money in this bill has taken its toll on taxpayers. President Obama and cheerleaders for the $838 billion stimulus promised it would be the antidote to a floundering economy, creating anywhere from “thousands and thousands” of jobs to 3.5 million jobs, depending upon which Obama administration spokesperson was making the rounds on the Sunday morning talk shows …

Citizens Against Government Waste is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement in government.

Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW)
Leslie Paige, 202-467-5334
Luke Gelber, 202-467-5318

Source: Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW)