POGO gives me the facts/News that I will never find on the Cable News Shows of today. POGO is not owned or directed by Big Corporate Money so they can tell me the truth without upsetting their donors. They have and share the facts about Government waste, safety and health issues. POGO is on our side - Please help fund them.
POGO is a national treasure. In my estimation, It's clear-eyed alertness to governmental waste, malpractice and corruption has no equal.It's investigations are important, and its reports very judicious. In short, they provide a great service to U.S. citizens, both private and public.
John Gittins (North Brookfield, MA)
POGO provides a great service for U.S. citizens. This organization investigates public-realm activities that are wasteful and/or corrupt, and its findings are often the drivers of corrective action. POGO is smart, scrupulous, evidence-based, and non-partisan. To me, POGO embodies the best features of democratic governance.
No organization keeps me updated on ways to improve our government like POGO. It is essential to keeping our democracy healthy because it improves transparency.
POGO Holds the Government in the sunshine for all concerned Citizens to see. Thank you.
I can sleep at night knowing POGO is watching what I can't. I learn about things--sometimes unwillingly--that I need to know and wouldn't otherwise find out. Thanks for everything!
I whole heartedly agree with the comments of "jmgear", "jballs", and "Writer" who preceded me. I just wanted to give Danielle a shout out because she is so hot! I love it when she testifies in front of our mostly clueless Congress prostitutes, and tears 'em a new one with facts! Thanks so much for what you do. I will also be upping my donation level this year - go get 'em guys!
I am a newer donor to POGO. In the past few years, I have found their investigative reporting to be fair and balanced. Our family is pretty divided politically, but we have all found reports that POGO produced that helped to educate us on issues facing our government. Few organizations can serve liberals and conservatives - and do it well! Their central message that we can ALL do better really appeals to the patriots of our country who are not blinded by partisanship.
Persistent, consistent, concise (with more detail when you want it) turning its non-partisan light on inefficiency, waste, ethics violations, and things citizens should know. No ideological drain government in a tub nor big is better, rather efficiency, transparency, accountability. Likely the best single source of quality research for good government. USA Citizen, Daniel in Chicago.
POGO shines a spotlight on ways our government can be more of what it should, more effective and transparent. Would make Washington, Jefferson, and Lincoln, and a few others, proud.
POGO HAS BEEN VERY IMPORTANT TO ME. AS INDIVIDUALS OR AS A GROUP, IT IS VERY DIFFICULT TO STAY TRUE TO A SUBJECT AND KEEP A DEMOCRATIC PROCESS WITH OVERSIGHT. I WAS PARTICULARLY INTERESTED IN AN ARTICLE THAT POGO DID OVER THE GENOCIDE IN RWANDA. IT WAS DONE IN A REMARKABLE, INTELLIGENT WAY, I WENT OVER THE INTRICATE SUBTITLES AND COORDINATES. IT WAS ALL THERE! THE JOB OF OVERSIGHT FOR THIS SUBJECT HAD BEEN ALL DONE.
I write yet again to tout the virtues of POGO, which has incorporated two nonprofits I formerly supported, Center for Defense Information and OMB Watch.
This kind of insightful, nonpartisan, rigorously fact-based analysis of federal programs is empowerment for citizen activism of the highest order.
As a veteran, I greatly value POGO's important role in helping less-skeptical folks see through fog that the members of the "Iron Triangle" (Congress, Pentagon, Lobbyists for Contractors) emit so heavily.
I originally joined the Center for Defense Information two decades ago. I found their reporting to be in-depth and factual and their analyses to be spot on. Since they joined POGO, I've found the entire group maintains the same exceptional level of high quality work.
Best bang for my donor buck around. These folks do the serious research and ongoing bird-dogging that it takes to hold government and corporate bad actors accountable. One example is their ongoing coverage of the Savannah River nuclear waste scheme. There are many, many others. POGO is eminently worth supporting if you have some donation dollars that you want to put with a solid organization.
POGO informs me on subjects of great military and economic importance. As a taxpayer, I am often horrified at the misuse of taxpayer funds. The consequences reach far beyond me - global warming, unrest in the Middle East - all these big issues share one ultimate cause: bad government. Whistleblowers seek to inform the public, which is horribly uninformed and misinformed in America, leading directly to more bad government policies and actions.
This is the only charity that oversees the government and its wasteful spending. Without its presence, things would surely be more wasteful. In particular, it tracks Pentagon spending which is amazingly wasteful and has helped keep the worst practices in check. I have donated to POGO for more than 10 years.
I have been donating to POGO for over 15 years. They seem to be the only organization that acts as oversight and wasteful government spending, especially defense spending.
POGO uncovers and covers very important issues that the news media overlooks. I really appreciate their efforts.
I learned of POGO through the Center for Defense Information, which I have supported for over 30 years. Both seem dedicated to improving government by identifying agencies, activities and projects that need improving, and by supporting whistleblowers and their protections. Their writings and conclusions appear fact-based, well researched and well reasoned.
I have been a donor to POGO since the late 1980's. Their success in keeping the government honest is exemplified in the growth they have sustained in since. In these times when the media is shirking their responsibilities for investigative reporting, we desperately need someone to take up the burden. POGO has demonstrated their determination to do whatever possible to keep a bright light on government activities. I am grateful for their capabilities and experience. I will continue to give what I can to help the work. I wish it were more.
I have been associated with POGO for a number of years and have their work to be of the greatest importance. The are effective in their work, and they communicate what is happening inside the government. I will continue to be a donor in the future.
I love and trust POGO. They do an incredible job of revealing blundering, corruption, and incompetency in our government. I read their newsletter every time it comes out and I donate to them regularly.
Without someone looking over their shoulder, our government would run off the rails. POGO is a crucial voice for citizens, and I believe that they make a substantial contribution to improving the way the US is run.
Transparency is the key to effective government and it does not come by accident, but by hard work. POGO exemplifies this hard work
No telling what the US government would do if left without POGO. Even with that oversight, they still do stupid and terrible things, but I think it would be far worse if someone wasn't checking up on them