Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW), a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization released 2008 Illinois piglet book which identifies $686 million in wasteful spending in the state budget. Here are the details.
Here is the list of Illinois state taxpayer dollars spent-
Citizens Against Government Waste: TAXPAYER ADVOCATE GROUPS RELEASE "2008 ILLINOIS PIGLET BOOK" IDENTIFYING $686 MILLION IN STATE WASTEFUL SPENDING via kwout
This video is created by AFSC – one org. about how taxpayer dollars are spent in Iraq war. Source AFSC’s One Day = $720 Million
CAGW’s 2008 Pig Book Digs Up $17.2 Billion (taxpayers dollars) in Pork. To qualify as pork, a project must meet one of seven criteria that were developed in 1991 by CAGW and the Congressional Porkbusters Coalition. CAGW maintains a vast pork database with 9000+ searchable projects by keywords. CAGW was in news when they directly criticized when state agencies mandated to use only opensource. CAGW says taxpayer dollars are justified in open bidding that gives transparency in the state agencies transactions. As often people confuse open source to free software. Software may be free but the costs of hardware and software maintainance are largely ignored and this is the reason that CAGW claims transparency in state agencies using “open” source software. But CAGW historically took the side of Microsoft on all of their monopoly legal issues. Tobacco industry is rumored to have paid hefty sums to CAGW to lobby for them.