CEI Weekly: Big Labor Alliance with Democrats in Jeopardy

 

Feature: Democrats are being forced to choose between balancing budgets and appeasing union leaders.

FEATURED STORY: Big Labor Alliance with Democrats in Jeopardy

 

In states across America, Democratic leaders are being forced to re-evaluate their close relationship with powerful union lobbyists. Taxpayers are holding politicians accountable for broken state budgets now more than ever; and Democrats are realizing that they can't seriously address their constituents' economic concerns if they're continuing to give political gifts to Big Labor. In this month's Labor Watch, Ivan Osorio and Trey Kovacs examine the causes and consequences of the disintegrating friendship between leftist lawmakers and powerful unions. Read the study here (PDF).

 

SHAPING THE DEBATE

 

Mandatory Voting

Fred Smith's televised debate with Norm Ornstein

 

TSA Under Fire After Man Boards Flight With Expired Boarding Pass

Vincent Vernuccio's interview on Fox Business

 

The Cost of Government Regulation

Wayne Crews' column in Forbes

 

Fuel Economy Standards Need a Warning Label

Sam Kazman's citation in The Richmond Times-Dispatch

 

Employers Doubt Obama's Promise of Less Red Tape

CEI's citation in The Washington Times

 

NYT: Tea Party vs. John Mica's Myopic Monorail to Nowhere

Marc Scribner's citation in The Washington Examiner Blogs

 

                     

 

CEI PODCAST

 

July 7, 2011: How Much Does Regulation Cost 

 

One federal government study says federal regulations cost $1.75 trillion. Another says it’s $62 billion. The difference is almost a factor of 30. Vice President for Policy Wayne Crews compares the two, and talks about the hazards of calculating regulatory costs and benefits. As it turns out, $1.75 trillion might be an understatement.

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