Watchdog Slams Proposal for 5G Nationalization

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Taxpayers Protection Alliance (TPA) slammed a renewed proposal by Rivada Networks CEO Declan Ganley to create a nationalized 5G network with his own company at the helm. The proposal, which was first considered by President Trump’s reelection campaign team in March 2019, envisions a wholesale airwaves market controlled by Rivada Networks, and “shared” with wireless companies.

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Watchdog Group Slams Postal Service for $8.8 Billion Net Loss, Calls for Reform
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Watchdog Group Slams Postal Service for $8.8 Billion Net Loss, Calls for Reform

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Taxpayers Protection Alliance (TPA) criticized the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) for incurring a $8.8 billion net loss for fiscal year (FY) 2019. USPS has experienced double-digit percentage declines in mail delivery revenues as consumers abandon paper mail for easier, more reliable electronic services. TPA President David Williams expressed alarm over the financials, stating, “for more than a decade, policymakers and citizens across the country have called for the USPS to clean up its act and deliver mail in a transparent, cost-effective manner. After incurring $75 billion in net losses since 2007, out-going Postmaster General Megan Brennan promised Congress that the agency would deliver a ten-year business plan by July 1. But this plan never materialized, and more than 130 days later, taxpayers are as worried as ever about the prospect of a bailout.”

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Watchdog Praises Plan for Chief Pharmaceutical Negotiator

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Taxpayers Protection Alliance (TPA) praised a plan offered by Rep. Jodey Arrington (R-Tex.) to establish a Chief Pharmaceutical Negotiator in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. Rep. Arrington is expected to introduce an amendment during today’s Ways and Means Committee markup of H.R. 3. This Chief Negotiator would counter other nations’ attempts to underprice drug prices in their own country and prevent cost-shifting to U.S. consumers.

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Watchdog Slams Proposed D.C. Beverage Tax

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Taxpayers Protection Alliance (TPA) slammed Washington, D.C. councilmembers for proposing a special excise tax on “sugary beverages.” The Healthy Beverage Choices Act of 2019, introduced to the D.C. Council by Ward 1 Councilmember Brianne Nadeau and Ward 3 Councilmember Mary Cheh, would impose an onerous 1.5 cent-per-ounce tax on these products across the District. Shortly after the proposal was released, TPA sent a letter to the D.C. Council urging members to oppose the measure.

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Watchdog Praises Trump for Pennsylvania Energy Speech

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Taxpayers Protection Alliance (TPA) praised President Donald Trump for reasserting his commitment to making the United States (U.S.) a leader in energy production. In a speech in Pennsylvania, Trump stated that, “We are going to continue to expand energy production, and we will also create more jobs in infrastructure, trucking, and manufacturing.”

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Watchdog Group Praises DOJ for Sprint/T-Mobile Merger Approval

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Taxpayers Protection Alliance (TPA) applauded the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) decision to approve the $26 billion merger between Sprint and T-Mobile. The approval, announced by DOJ on July 26, will result in the number-three and number-four players in the wireless market combining their resources and investing billions of additional dollars into 5G deployment.

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