CEI Today: Towering Federal Register, IRS scandal & gov't unions, and EPA discrimination

REGULATIONS - WAYNE CREWS & RYAN YOUNG

Daily Caller: The towering Federal Register


This week marks the publication of the 20th anniversary edition of the Competitive Enterprise Institute’s annual survey of the federal regulatory state, Ten Thousand Commandments. The report takes a big-picture look at the cost and scope of federal regulations. Among other eye-popping numbers, this year’s edition estimates the total federal regulatory burden at $1.8 trillion per year and growing — the first time ever that the cost of regulation has exceeded half the size of the federal budget.

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See also: Wall Street Journal editorial, Red Tape Record Breakers


> Interview Wayne Crews

IRS SCANDAL & GOV'T UNIONS - MATT PATTERSON

Workplacechoice.org: IRS-Gate: Time to End Government Unions

 

In the American Spectator, Jeffrey Lord has been tracking what he considers may be a smoking gun:  A meeting between National Treasury Employees Union President Colleen Kelley and Obama at the White House on Wednesday, March 31st of 2010. 


Time will tell if this is mere coincidence, or some nefarious plot emanating from the Oval Office to intimidate the President’s political adversaries into silence.

As frightening as it is, the I.R.S. scandal is but one example of the sinister cycle that plays out year after year at all levels of government:  A union representing government workers helps elect politicians who promise to increase the power and wealth of those government workers.  > Read more


> Interview Matt Patterson

EPA DISCRIMINATES

National Review: The EPA’s Conservative Problem

 

The EPA has an IRS problem.

The agency has rubber-stamped fee-waiver requests from environmentalist groups seeking information, but it denied similar requests from conservative groups, an extensive examination of EPA correspondence suggests. It’s the latest instance in which federal agencies have used their executive authority against perceived political opponents.

The Competitive Enterprise Institute obtained 1,200 pages of EPA correspondence between January 1, 2012, and April 26, 2013, in circumstances that appear to indicate the process is handled unfairly.
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> Interview Christopher Horner

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