CAGW Releases June WasteWatcher Report

WASHINGTON--()--Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) released its June 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 June’s WasteWatcher edition are below:

The VA – A Perfect Example of a Single Payer System
By Elizabeth Wright
Who said the “Veterans Administration [VA] is socialized medicine?” Or waxed poetically, “I know about a health care system that has been highly successful in containing costs, yet provides excellent care… Read the full report here.

Fatally Long Waits and Red Tape
By Alexandra Booze
At the corner of Vermont Avenue and H Street in northwest Washington, D.C., a single structure’s exterior bears a bronze plate engraved with the words…Read the full report here.

Wheeler’s UTOPIA: This Emperor Has No Case
By William Christian
In his April 30 remarks at the National Cable & Telecommunications Association’s conference in Los Angeles, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler imperiously decreed…Read the full report here.

FCC Chairman Wheeler Takes Another Stab at Controlling the Internet
By Deb Collier
In December 2013, House Committee on Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.), and Subcommittee on Communications and Technology Chairman Greg Walden (R-Ore.) announced…Read the full report here.

End Ex-Im Once and for All
By PJ Austin
This fall, Congress will have an opportunity to shut off a massive spigot of corporate welfare that costs taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars each year…Read the full report here.

GAO Report Shows Duplicative Spending on Software Licenses
By Anderson Haxton
Federal agencies are missing opportunities to save money in their software license purchases, according to a May 2014 Government Accountability Office (GAO) report…Read the full report here.

CAGW is the nation’s largest nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement in government.


Citizens Against Government Waste
Alexandra Booze, 202-467-5318
Leslie K. Paige, 202-467-5300



Citizens Against Government Waste
Alexandra Booze, 202-467-5318
Leslie K. Paige, 202-467-5300