CEI Weekly: Paul Ryan's Budget Will Cut Spending But Won't Reform Washington

Friday, April 8, 2011

 

 

 

 

Feature: Paul Ryan released his much-anticipated budget proposal this week.

FEATURED STORY: Paul Ryan's Budget Will Cut Spending But Won't Reform Washington

 

Congressman Paul Ryan released his budget proposal on Tuesday morning, to mixed reviews. CEI Vice President Iain Murray praised Ryan for his proposed spending cuts, which would cut trillions from America's budget; however, Murray pointed out that spending reform will only go so far toward cutting the cost of government if it isn't accompanied by true and serious regulatory reform. Read Iain Murray's blog post response to Paul Ryan's budget here.

 

SHAPING THE DEBATE

 

Obama Says, 'Drill, Baby, Drill . . . in Brazil'

Myron Ebell's citation in The Orange County Register

 

Vivienne Westwood: Climate Change Will Make L.A. Uninhabitable in 25 Years

Myron Ebell's citation on FoxNews.com

 

Wisconsin Supreme Court: A Referendum That Wasn't

Vincent Vernuccio's op-ed on BigGovernment

 

The Truth About Krugman: More Inconvenient Than Ever

Chris Horner's op-ed in The American Spectator

 

Senate to Vote on EPA's Power Grab: Does the Rule of Law Still Matter?

Chris Horner's op-ed on BigGovernment

 

Regulatory Dysfunction

Wayne Crews' citation in American Thinker

 

House Moves Against Net Neutrality But Obstacles Remain

Ryan Radia's citation in The Daily Caller

 

Justice Department Opposes Digital Privacy Reforms

CEI's citation on CNET

 

                     

 

CEI PODCAST

 

April 5, 2011: Reforming the Railway Labor Act

 

Russ Brown, a vice president at the Labor Relations Institute and a CEI Adjunct Analyst, talks about recent changes made to the Railway Labor Act that make it easier for airline workers to unionize. Brown recently co-authored a CEI OnPoint paper on the reforms. Congress voted against the changes in legislation, so they were passed via regulation instead. This is another example of regulation without representation.

 

BEST OF THE BLOGS

 

If Al Gore Can Outgrow the Ethanol Fad, Why Can't Conservatives?

By Marlo Lewis

 

House Rejects Obama-Backed, Pro-Union Amendment to FAA Reauthorization Bill

By Marc Scribner

 

Michigan Demonstrates Clean Energy "Success"

By Brian McGraw

 

My Response to Simon Johnson's Defense of Price Controls Benefitting Big Retailers

by John Berlau

 

 

Congratulations to CEI Policy Analyst Michelle Minton for being named as a finalist for the Sam Adams Alliance "Sammie" Awards. Michelle's work is being recognized for helping to further the ideals of liberty and for embodying the spirit of American patriot Samuel Adams.