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CAGW Releases December 2015 WasteWatcher

For Immediate Release Contact: Curtis Kalin 202-467-5318
December 18, 2015  

(Washington, D.C.) – Today Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) released its December 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 December edition of WasteWatcher are listed in part as follows:

This is What Ash Carter’s Reform Looks Like

By Sean Kennedy

WasteWatcher, December 2015

Upon assuming the office of Secretary of Defense in February 2015, Ashton Carter prioritized recruiting private sector companies – especially those in technology industries – to bid on contracts awarded by the Department of Defense (DOD).  Carter, who holds a PhD in theoretical physics and lectured at Stanford, had the chops to appeal to Silicon Valley tech mavens. 

CAGW Proposes 10 Real Questions for Presidential Primary Debate

For Immediate Release Contact: Curtis Kalin 202-467-5318
November 10, 2015  

(Washington, D.C.) –  Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) proposed that the 2016 presidential primary debates discuss policy so that voters learn more about where candidates stand on the issues instead of which candidate is or is not on the stage, or who is asking what kind of question.

CAGW Releases August 2015 WasteWatcher

For Immediate Release Contact: Curtis Kalin 202-467-5318
August 13, 2015  

 

CAGW Names Rep. Randy Forbes (R-Va.) June Porker of the Month



For Immediate Release Contact: Curtis Kalin 202-467-5318
June 24, 2015  

 (Washington, D.C.) – Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) named Rep. Randy Forbes (R-Va.) its June Porker of the Month for his absurd attempt to submerge the cost of a submarine program.


CAGW Releases June 2015 WasteWatcher

For Immediate Release Contact: Curtis Kalin 202-467-5318
June 11, 2015  

(Washington, D.C.) – Today Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) released its June 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 June edition of WasteWatcher are listed in part as follows:

End the Pentagon Slush Fund

By Sean Kennedy
WasteWatcher, April 2015

Created in 2001 to fund the war in Afghanistan and other associated costs of the Global War on Terror, the Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) account was intended to be a one-time emergency supplemental.  Instead, it has been used as an annual funding measure, including in 2003, when the U.S. invaded Iraq.

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CAGW Names Sen. Dick Durbin January Porker of the Month

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) named Sen.