Underage Drinking Study: Wasteful and Biased

The largest taxpayer watchdog group in the US, Citizens Against Government Waste has condemned a National Academy of Sciences (NAS) report intended by Congress to identify effective programs to reduce underage drinking. However, the citizens’ group charges that the report instead promotes an unproven agenda, violates the congressional mandate, and wastes $500,000 of taxpayer money.

An analysis by Citizens Against Government Waste concludes that:

“When Congress commissions such a study, it is imperative that politics and bias be put aside. Taxpayer money should not be used to promote a political agenda through such studies. the NAS’s actions warrant a congressional investigation” said Tom Schatz, President of Citizens Against Government Waste.

“Underage Drinking Study: Wasteful and Biased” can be accessed at www.cagw.org.



  • Freydenlund, John E. Underage Drinking Study: Wasteful and Biased. - National Academy of Sciences Squanders $500,000 and Violates Federal Law. Washington, DC: Citizens Against Government Waste, 2003. Document can be accessed at www.cagw.org.

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