CEI Weekly: The Federal Pay Freeze That Isn't



Feature: Vincent Vernuccio explains why the "federal pay freeze" isn't really a pay freeze.


FEATURED STORY: The Federal Pay Freeze That Isn't


Obama says he's freezing federal salaries; but is he? In The Daily Caller, CEI Labor Policy Counsel Vincent Vernuccio explains why federal employees are still going to see pay increases, despite Obama's promises to the public. His article was picked up by several websites, including FoxNews.com





TSA Employees to Vote on Unionization

Vincent Vernuccio's interview on Varney & Co.


Do you Want the IRS Doing Your Taxes?

Ryan Young's op-ed in The Sacramento Bee


More FDA Authority Won't Improve Food Safety

Greg Conko's op-ed in Forbes


Federal Register Hits 75,000 Pages

Ryan Young's op-ed in The American Spectator


Obama Siphons Virginia's Tank

Myron Ebell's citation in The Washington Times


Safety of Receipts at Issue

Angela Logomasini's citation in The Detroit News


Yes, Mr. FCC Chairman, There Is a Santa Claus

CEI's citation in The Huffington Post


Feds Pledge Some Action on Privacy, Less on Net Neutrality

CEI's citation in The Washington Post







November 30, 2010: Food Safety, Washington-Style


CEI Senior Fellow Greg Conko looks at the major provisions of the food safety bill that the Senate is voting on today. The bill would set in stone ever-evolving best practices. Changes to plant inspection and food recall policies are a mix of ineffectiveness and perverse incentives that could raise food prices. Overall, the FDA is too blunt an instrument to be effective on this sensitive issue.