CAGW Releases June WasteWatcher
A Monthly Dispatch From Citizens Against Government Waste
Citizens Against Government Waste:
Reform: A Chance for Republicans to Say Yes!
By Leslie Paige
“Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.” That is one of many truisms expressed by the nation’s first Postmaster General, Benjamin Franklin …
Sweeter Time for Sugar Reform
By Luke Gelber
Among the bevy of wasteful, misguided, market-distorting policies that comprise U.S. agricultural policy, perhaps none is more convoluted or a product of cronyism than the commodity support program for sugar.
Rid of Antiquated Federal Programs
By Deborah Collier
All things must end; however, federal agencies always seem to find new ways to justify continuing obsolete programs, such as the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Utility Service (RUS).
ESPC Zone: Everyone Scores on Energy Efficiency
By William M. Christian
To the untrained ear, subjects like “Green this” and “LEED-certified that” might be expected to turn off the typical Republican, according to those who buy into the stereotype that those whose politics are right-of-center are disinterested in anything considered “environmentally conscious.”
On the large list of sources of waste in Medicare, improper payments are near the top. According to a February 27, 2013 Government Accountability Office (GAO) report, “In 2012, the Medicare program covered more than 49 million elderly and disabled beneficiaries at an estimated cost of $555 billion, and reported improper payments estimated to be more than $44 billion.”
Management Necessary to Save Taxpayer Dollars
By Deborah Collier
On May 10, 2013, Citizens Against Government Waste hosted a briefing on “Saving Taxpayer Dollars through Better Software Management’ to bring light to the need for sound software procurement policy, particularly in these times of fiscal constraint.
Citizens Against Government Waste is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement in government.
Citizens Against Government Waste
Luke Gelber, 202-467-5318
Leslie Paige, 202-467-5334