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Center for Effective Government

Moocher CEOs

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 02.07.2015 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

It is CEOs, not the working poor, who deserve public scorn for their dependence on government handouts. The parable of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" springs to mind.

As Republicans head home for recess, millions of unemployed are left behind

Rep. Sandy Levin | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics
Rep. Sandy Levin

The fight to renew unemployment insurance has always been about those who are most affected. This is about the forgotten Americans struggling just to make ends meet. We hear them, we stand with them, and we urge House Republicans to end their resistance to an extension.

It's Not Safe Out There

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

OSHA, the underfunded agency charged with enforcing the law, can't effectively shield either workers or whistleblowers. The agency is a soleless work boot -- fine on the surface but failing its purpose. As a result, it's not safe at work and not safe reporting dangers at work.

Transparency Groups to Congress: Appropriations Logjam Hurts Democracy

Jo Comerford | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Jo Comerford

National Priorities Project (NPP), Center for Effective Government, and the Sunlight Foundation today released a joint letter to the leaders of the U....