CEI Weekly: Reforms to Nation's Chemical Law May Harm Public

Friday, March 9, 2012




Feature: CEI releases a new study on the Toxic Substances Control Act.

FEATURE: Reforms to Nation's Chemical Law May Harm Public


Environmental and industrial groups are pushing for reforms of the Toxic Substances Control Act, the national law regulating chemicals. But this week, CEI Senior Fellow Angela Logomasini published a new study outlining how proposed reforms could undermine public health by keeping safe products off the market. Read the study here.




Mixing Pensions with Politics

Trey Kovacs' op-ed in The Orange County Register


The Battle For New England

Ivan Osorio's article in Labor Watch


Breitbart Forever Changed Political Activism

John Berlau's op-ed in NewsMax


New IRS Rule Benefits Only Foreign Dictators

Iain Murray's op-ed in The American Spectator


Consumers Shouldn't Bank on Savings From Debit Card Price Controls

John Berlau and Kelly McCutchen's op-ed in The Gwinnett Gazette


Liberals Need to Choose: Welfare State or Immigration

Alex Nowrasteh's op-ed in The Huffington Post


Costly Regulations

Ryan Young's citation on OneNewsNow


EU's Proposed Gender Quotas for Corporate Boards

Hans Bader's citation on Point of Law










March 8, 2012: IRS Moves to Fund Foreign Dictators


A new IRS regulation hits the trifecta of enriching foreign dictators, helping them crush dissent, and would raise no revenue for the U.S. government. Vice President for Strategy Iain Murray explains. Unlike most other countries, the U.S. taxes income its citizens earn abroad. So, to encourage foreign banks to cooperate with the IRS, it is requiring U.S. banks to report to foreign countries, even dictatorships, on their citizens’ U.S. holdings. Governments can then use this information to find and punish dissenters.