Against Government Waste, But For Big-Bugdet Spots

An organization called Citizens Against Government Waste is stimulating the economy by spending a lot to make and run this spot.

I have no objection to reducing government waste, but if you’re curious, according to its website, these Citizens represent the legacy of the Grace Commission, which was a…you guessed it…government-mandated commission appointed by Ronald Reagan. And according to Wikipedia, Congress ignored the Commission’s original report in 1984.
It’s good to know they’re at least in favor of good advertising production values.

About Dan Goldgeier

Blogging on AdPulp since 2005, Dan Goldgeier is a Seattle-based freelance copywriter with experience at advertising agencies across the U.S. He is a graduate of the Creative Circus ad school, and currently teaches at Seattle's School of Visual Concepts. In addition, he is a regular columnist for Dan published the best of his columns in a book entitled View From The Cheap Seats: A Broader Look at Advertising, Marketing, Branding, Global Politics, Office Politics, Sexual Politics, and Getting Drunk During a Job Interview. Look for it on Amazon in paperback and e-book editions.


  1. It takes money to make money. That’s as true for nations as it is for small businesses or individuals.