WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) released its July 2017 WasteWatcher, a monthly dispatch to members of the news media, highlighting some of the most prominent fiscal issues affecting American taxpayers. The stories from its July edition of WasteWatcher are listed in part as follows:
Dangers of Single-Payer Healthcare
By Margaret Platt
Sen. Bernie Sanders’ ideal single-payer system would create long waiting times, cause a massive increase in taxes, and allow bureaucrats in Washington to make decisions that ought to be made between doctors and patients. Full story here.
VA Buildings Cost Taxpayers Millions
By Curtis Kalin
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has gone through many trials and travails over the past several years. A new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) exposed another aspect of the department that enables waste and mismanagement. Full story here.
Chairman Takes Action to Fix Lifeline
By Deborah Collier
It is mind-boggling when the government continues to squander money on a program that has been on the front line of wasteful spending, and program abuse. Full story here.
21st AIRR Act Takes Off
By Rachel Cole
The Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization (AIRR) Act will provide for a six-year reauthorization and significant reforms to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), as well as many critical reforms. Full story here.
Privatization Would Bring U.S. Airport Industry to New Heights
By RJ Meiers
On June 5, 2017 President Donald Trump announced his proposal to privatize the Air Traffic Control (ATC) system as part of a broader plan to drastically improve American infrastructure. Full story here.
Cuba Embargo: A Personal Observation
By William M. Christian
In June, 2017, representatives from a handful of right-leaning organizations, including Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW), participated in a “people-to-people” delegation to Cuba. Full story here.
FDA Should Pave the Way to Tobacco Harm Reduction
By Elizabeth Wright
Recent FDA actions demonstrate that the agency is really not interested in harm reducing tobacco products remaining in or even entering the marketplace. Full story here.
CAGW is the nation’s largest nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement in government.