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Deficit: Why Should I Care? by Marie Bussing-Burks

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Private Organizations

www.cagw.org

Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) refers to itself as “America's Number #1 Taxpayer Watchdog.” Located in Washington, D.C., CAGW is a private, nonpartisan, nonprofit entity that touts over one million members. The mission of the organization is to “eliminate waste, mismanagement, and inefficiency in the federal government.”

On the home page, you can sign up to be an online member of the organization, and receive the monthly newsletter and action alerts. The organization is well known for The Congressional Pig Book, available online. It is an annual listing of the pork-barrel projects in the federal budget.

For the most outrageous items, be sure to see the Pig Book “Oinkers.” You will find many crazy pork ...

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