CAGW Releases February WasteWatcher

A Monthly Dispatch From Citizens Against Government Waste

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

Testimony Before House Committee on Oversight & Government Reform
By Tom Schatz
Tom Schatz, President of Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW), testified on February 5, 2013 at a House of Representatives hearing entitled “Government Spending: How Can We Best Address the Billions of Dollars Wasted Every Year?”

Postal Reform is Coming …
By Leslie Paige
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 such a dramatic change and could prompt resistance or outright obstructionism from lawmakers who don’t believe that the USPS is legally authorized to take such action without congressional approval …

Emergency Spending: A Bipartisan Failure
By Luke Gelber
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 unnecessarily fattened up in order to serve parochial interests, the deal got done …

Make the Ban on Internet Taxation Permanent
By Deborah Collier
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 1992, when the general public first gained access to the World Wide Web, the Internet has been mostly free from government regulation and taxation …

Zombie Apocalypse Threatens Taxpayer Dollars, Not Nation’s Security
By Sean Kennedy
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 Initiative (UASI). Those who are familiar with Sen. Coburn’s previous work were not surprised by the numerous examples of wasteful spending in the report, such as federal funding for a zombie apocalypse demonstration …

Fight for Internet Freedom Continues
By Deborah Collier
Innovation and development of the Internet has been allowed to grow and flourish around the globe for years. However, efforts are being made to change the flow of information and Internet governance through a new U.N. regulatory treaty that would give the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) authority over the Internet …

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

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Luke Gelber, 202-467-5318
or
Leslie Paige, 202-467-5334

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CAGW
Luke Gelber, 202-467-5318
or
Leslie Paige, 202-467-5334