CEI Today: George Shultz carbon tax, Dodd-Frank 2 year anniversary, and Robert de Niro


Globalwarming.org: George Shultz Endorses Carbon Tax – You Were Surprised?


Yes, that George Shultz, President Ronald Reagan’s Secretary of State. But not everyone who served with Reagan was a Reaganite. Reagan’s VP, G.H.W. Bush, famously campaigned on a platform of “Read my lips: No New Taxes.” Not two years later he raised taxes in a 1990 budget deal that torpedoed the economy and sank his presidency.

Yesterday, in an interview puff piece penned by two associates, Shultz, a distinguished fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, called for a ‘revenue-neutral’ carbon tax. This is unsurprising. As the article reminds us, in 2010, Shulz, partnering with Tom Steyer, a Democrat, “led the successful campaign to defeat Proposition 23, a California ballot initiative to suspend the state’s ambitious law to curb greenhouse gases.”  > Read the full report on Globalwarming.org

> Interview Marlo Lewis

> Also by Marlo Lewis:  MIT Study Debunks RFA/Vilsack Claims on Ethanol, Gas Prices



This week marks the two-year anniversary of the Dodd-Frank law regulating Wall Street and imposing so-called consumer protections. CEI is challenging the constitutionality of the law, because it lacks crucial constitutional safeguards against government abuse of power.  Read more about the lawsuit at cei.org/doddfrank.

> Inteview an expert about Dodd-Frank


Openmarket.org: Robert De Niro Admits Progressivism Kills Economies

Question: What do you get when a left-leaning state enlists a progressive celebrity to brag about how un-leftist the state is?

Answer: The hilarious new commercial from New York’s Empire State Development, in which Robert De Niro, star of such classic motion pictures as Analyze That, The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle, Meet the Fockers, and Shark Tale, plays shill for the Empire State’s pathetic attempt to re-brand itself as “business friendly.”  > Read the full commentary on Openmarket.org

>Interview Matt Patterson




You're invited! JULY 19 EVENT


Risky Science at the EPA:

Exploring Alternatives for EPA Risk Assessment

A Roundtable Discussion Sponsored by

The Competitive Enterprise Institute

Featured Speaker: Nandan Kenkeremath, former Senior Counsel, House Energy and Commerce Committee

Kenkeremath will launch the discussion with a presentation on how EPA can improve the scientific basis of its risk assessment process by incorporating a wider range of probabilities, weigh-of-evidence measures, and best available science. 

July 19, 2012

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM


The Competitive Enterprise Institute

1899 L Street, N.W., 12th Floor

Washington, D.C. 20036

Lunch provided

Please RSVP to Angela at alogomasini@cei.org

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