WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) released its March WasteWatcher, a monthly dispatch to members of the news media, highlighting some of the most prominent fiscal issues of interest to American taxpayers. The stories from March’s WasteWatcher edition below:
ObamaCare = Slouching Toward the PIIGS
By Elizabeth Wright
PIIGS is the acronym for the European countries of Portugal, Italy, Ireland, Greece, and Spain. These countries represent the most at-risk... Read the full story here.
Lights, Camera, Action? Not Without Tax Incentives
By P.J. Austin
State governments across the country have enacted movie production incentives (MPIs), most commonly through tax credits, in an attempt to lure that business to their states. While the expenditures on these tax incentives are easily... Read the full story here.
Inspect What You Expect
By William M. Christian
During my previous career in the Marine Corps, one of my superiors offered the following advice when supervising subordinates: “Inspect what you expect.” In other words, do more than just assign a task and then... Read the full story here.
Bah Humbug! You’re A Mean One, Uncle Sam
By Alexandra Booze
The Christmas season may be long departed, but the Grinch (in the form of Uncle Sam) is working hard to dampen the magic of holiday season by stealing the gift of a free market system right out from under the noses of U.S. taxpayers... Read the full story here.
Court Rules on Net Neutrality
By Deborah Collier
In 2005, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued a Broadband Policy Statement to define the principles of an “open Internet” in response to claims that Internet service providers were unfairly restricting access to content. The FCC stated that an individual should have an... Read the full story here.
ARC Gets Earmark Boost
By Deborah Collier
Those pork-barrel spenders are at it again. This time, they increased the President’s fiscal year (FY) 2014 budget request for the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) by 23 percent, from $64.6 million to $80 million, in... Read the full story here.
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