WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) released its July 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 July’s WasteWatcher edition are below:
The Consumer Financial Protection Racket - er, Bureau
By William Christian
The Cambridge Dictionary defines a “protection racket” as “a situation in which a criminal group demands money from a store owner, company, etc. in exchange for agreeing not to harm them… Read the full report here.
USPS Inspector General’s Foray Earns Ire of Top House Fiscal Watch Dog
By Leslie Paige
“Mr. Williams, I was madder than hell at your proposal. I think the idea that you’re trying to be the chief innovation officer and promoting banking within the [Inspector General’s] office is reprehensible… Read the full report here.
Roosevelt’s Baby Still Making Taxpayers Cry
By Anderson Haxton
On February 2, 1934, President Franklin Roosevelt issued Executive Order 6581 to create the Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank… Read the full report here.
The Cost of Free
By Sean Kennedy
Clay County, Missouri Police Captain Matt Hunter described his department’s new acquisition, a 54,000-pound, 10-foot tall vehicle known as a Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle (MRAP)… Read the full report here.
Telecom Heats Up the Summer Months
By Deb Collier
In March 2014, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) released “Telecom Unplugged: Unleashing a New Digital Era,” which highlighted… Read the full report here.
Regulatory Funny Business
By PJ Austin
The normal federal agency rulemaking process begins with the issuance of a notice of proposed rulemaking, followed by a notice and comment period… Read the full report here.
Definitely Not a Free Lunch
By Alexandra Booze
In fiscal year (FY) 2012, 30.7 million out of 50 million, or 61 percent, of U.S. students enrolled in public and non-profit private schools participated in both the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) … Read the full report here.
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