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CAGW Issues Spending Cut Alert: Financial Services Appropriations WASHINGTON, Jul 18, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Citizens Against Government Waste today released its preliminary analysis of the House version of the fiscal year (FY) 2012 Financial Services Appropriations Act. The bill provides $19.9 billion in funding for the Treasury Department, the Executive Office of the President, Continue Reading

Medicare and Medicaid Waste, Fraud and Abuse

Medicare and Medicaid Waste, Fraud and Abuse As the need for Medicare and Medicaid grows with the greying of America, we are seeing an increasing financial impact with waste, fraud and abuse in the systems. Here are some facts and figures. According to the most recent estimates from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Continue Reading

Wisconsin Waste

Wisconsin Waste A recent report commissioned by Wisconsin Governor, Scott Walker, detailed $267 million of waste in government programs in the state. The interesting things is that most of the waste is in programs that are under the auspices of the Federal government. Here’s a breakdown of the waste that was identified. By far the Continue Reading

‘Summertime Blues’

‘Summertime Blues’ Last summer, Senators Tom Coburn (R-OK) and John McCain (R-AZ) issued a report called Summertime Blues: 100 stimulus projects that give taxpayers the blues. As with most reports of this type it was a one-day story by the mainstream media who are not anxious to highlight the faults of the Obama administration. One Continue Reading

The Wasteful Anti-Waste Board

The Wasteful Anti-Waste Board For at least the fifth time since 2009 the Obama administration has initiated a board whose goal waste to root out “waste, fraud and abuse”. Citizens Against Government Waste President Tom Schatz said, “Today’s announcement of a new initiative to finally root out waste, fraud, and abuse in government is at Continue Reading

Government Waste in the Ether

Government Waste in the Ether Proving that the Federal Government can waste money in the ether the White House began their all out assault against waste…by announcing a plan to cut .gov websites by closing or consolidating 25% of their 2,000 websites. They are also scrapping plans for any new ones. This shows the American Continue Reading

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