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CAGW Releases April WasteWatcher Report

For Immediate Release Contact: Alexandra Booze 202-467-5318
April 3, 2014  

CAGW Releases February WasteWatcher

For Immediate Release Contact: Alexandra Booze 202-467-5318
February 11, 2014 Leslie K. Paige 202-467-5300

Defense Bill: Good, Bad, and Ugly

By Sean Kennedy
Wastewatcher, February 2014

As taxpayers peruse the Department of Defense (DOD) section of the monolithic Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014 (H.R. 3547) that funds the federal government through fiscal year (FY) 2014, they will find mixed blessings.

Sequestration is Better than Sliced Bread

By Tom Schatz 
WasteWatcher, October 2013

It is time for official Washington to admit that sequestration is the best thing that has happened for taxpayers since Gramm-Rudman in the mid-1980s.  Domestic discretionary spending is being reduced and will continue to be cut as long as Congress sticks to the sequestration limits.  

An Early Christmas in Washington

By Matt Brown

WasteWatcher, October 2013

Fiscal year (FY) 2013 just ended and federal agencies enjoyed a shopping spree.

This spending binge occurred because at the end of every fiscal year agencies are incentivized to spend the remaining money in their budgets in order to justify a similar or increased budget for the following year.  This phenomenon, known as “spend it or lose it,” leads not only to wasteful spending, but to poor investments and awful management at the federal level.

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