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Wednesday
Jun042014

CEI Today: President's climate plan, OMB's weekend report, and unions + govt mismanagement

Tuesday, June 3, 2014
In the News Today

 

OBAMA CLIMATE PLAN  - WILLIAM YEATMAN

Globalwarming.org: The President’s Illegitimate Climate Plan Lacks Popular Mandate in Any Way, Shape, or Form

There's a conspicuous absence of a popular mandate for EPA’s climate plan for existing power plants, which was unveiled Monday.

During the 2012 Presidential debates, Obama never once mentioned global warming. And Congress explicitly considered the policies that EPA is now proposing to impose. As such, the people’s representatives have spoken to the issue, and they didn’t proceed with policy.

As if that’s not enough, poll after poll demonstrates that the American electorate gives ultra-low priority to global warming. Taken as a whole, the available evidence strongly indicates the President’s climate plan is illegitimate.
> Read more

> See also: Broken Record: EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy Plays the Asthma Card


> Interview William Yeatman

 

REGULATION - WAYNE CREWS

Openmarket.org: The Funnel of Gov — OMB’s 2014 Report to Congress on the Benefits and Costs of Federal Regulations

Post image for The Funnel of Gov — OMB’s 2014 Report to Congress on the Benefits and Costs of Federal RegulationsOver the weekend the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released the 2014 Draft Report to Congress on the Benefits and Costs of Federal Regulations. If it draws attention to it at all, the administration will say it’s fiscal year 2013 rules had benefits of up to $81.4 billion annually, while costing just $2.5 billion annually. The problem is only seven rules out of thousands had benefit and cost analysis. > Read More



> See also: Regulations Cost Your Family $15,000 a Year

> Interview Wayne Crews

 


UNIONS + GOV'T MISMANAGEMENT - TREY KOVACS

Workplacechoice.org: Federal Government Mismanagement and Union Official Time

Mismanagement within the federal government may not be at an all-time high, but it is close. Unfortunately, the VA is not the only agency that pays federal employees to conduct union business at inappropriate times. Several agencies granted employees official time during last year’s government shutdown. > Read more


> Interview Trey Kovacs

 

JUNE 5 - Upcoming Google hangout on copyright reform

R Street will be
hosting a Google Hangout with the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Competitive Enterprise Institute to discuss copyright reform on Thursday, June 5, at 3 p.m. ET. > More
 

Apply for CEI's Journalism Fellowship!
 

CEI's Warren T. Brookes Journalism Fellowship is a one-year fellowship that aims to provide journalists the opportunity to improve their knowledge of free markets principles and limited government through interaction with CEI policy experts. > cei.org/warrenbrookes

 

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Every Friday afternoon, we send out an electronic newsletter on the latest energy and environment happenings, known as the Cooler Heads Digest.

 

    

 

CEI is a non-profit, non-partisan public policy group dedicated to the principles of free enterprise and limited government.  For more information about CEI, please visit our website, cei.org, and blogs, Globalwarming.org and OpenMarket.org.  Follow CEI on Twitter! Twitter.com/ceidotorg.

 

Saturday, 10am ET
Realclearradio.org


Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), recounts some political, legal struggles over technology policy.
 

An Annual Snapshot of the Federal Regulatory State

 





 

Wednesday
Jun042014

ALG's Daily Grind - VA death sentences are policy, not incompetence 

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June 3, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds and cartoons granted.

VA death sentences are policy, not incompetence
If it is proven that Obama administration officials made politically based decisions that led to system-wide death lists for veterans, the question is: What should Congress do about it?

Cartoon: Messages heard around the world
Has our foreign policy reversed?

New EPA regulations a death blow to American energy
Hey, who turned out the lights?

Smith: The destroyer of fake "recoveries" is unintended consequences
"Destroy the market's ability to price assets, risk and credit, and you take away the essential information participants need to make rational, informed decisions."

Tuesday
Jun032014

CEI Today: Today's EPA announcement, BVO, and 10,000 Command Mints 

Monday, June 2, 2014
In the News Today

 

TODAY'S EPA ANNOUNCEMENT  - WILLIAM YEATMAN

Globalwarming.org: EPA Will Use Disingenuous Co-Benefits to Justify Forthcoming Climate Plan

President Obama today signaled that his administration will rely on hocus-pocus  “co-benefits” to justify EPA’s forthcoming climate plan for existing power plants.

 

Of course, carbon dioxide is inert. So it doesn’t cause heart attacks. Nor is it an asthma trigger. So what is the President talking about?

In fact, he’s employing an EPA scam,* known as “co-benefits,” by which the agency has justified a number of recent, highly politicized regulations. Basically, he’s saying that his climate plan will cause a shift away from coal, which will result in the reduction of emissions other than greenhouse gases. > Read more


> Interview William Yeatman

 

BROMINATED VEGETABLE OIL - ANGELA LOGOMASINI

Washington Times: Inflamed debate over a soda additive

A recent announcement by Coca-Cola and PepsiCo that these companies are pulling the ingredient brominated vegetable oil (BVO) out of their soft drinks is no big surprise. It’s yet another example of how junk science and media hype forces needless product reformulations. While such actions don’t make us safer or healthier, they promise to make us poorer. > Read more

> Interview Angela Logomasini

 

REGULATION - WAYNE CREWS

Openmarket.org: Are My Ten Thousand Command “Mints” to Be Regulated?

Ten Thousand Commandmints Mints Tin

The Food and Drug Administration FDA wants to regulate serving size of breath mints. That’s right. This rule was issued March 2014. They’re extending time for comments, it was announced last week. The things America chooses to waste time and resources on always amazes.  > Read More


> Interview Wayne Crews

 

JUNE 5 - Upcoming Google hangout on copyright reform

R Street will be
hosting a Google Hangout with the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Competitive Enterprise Institute to discuss copyright reform on Thursday, June 5, at 3 p.m. ET. > More
 

Apply for CEI's Journalism Fellowship!
 

CEI's Warren T. Brookes Journalism Fellowship is a one-year fellowship that aims to provide journalists the opportunity to improve their knowledge of free markets principles and limited government through interaction with CEI policy experts. > cei.org/warrenbrookes

 

Sign Up for the Weekly Cooler Heads Digest!

Every Friday afternoon, we send out an electronic newsletter on the latest energy and environment happenings, known as the Cooler Heads Digest.

 

    

 

CEI is a non-profit, non-partisan public policy group dedicated to the principles of free enterprise and limited government.  For more information about CEI, please visit our website, cei.org, and blogs, Globalwarming.org and OpenMarket.org.  Follow CEI on Twitter! Twitter.com/ceidotorg.

 

Saturday, 10am ET
Realclearradio.org


Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), recounts some political, legal struggles over technology policy.
 

An Annual Snapshot of the Federal Regulatory State

 





 

Tuesday
Jun032014

ALG's Daily Grind - Evidence mounts against climate change, Obama acts anyway 

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June 2, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds granted. 

Evidence mounts against climate change, Obama acts anyway
News has come out that polar bears — a bread and butter fundraising dynamo endangered species for the global warmist crisis machine — may not be in danger at all.   

House votes to defund Obama's internet giveaway
Rep. Sean Duffy's (WI-7) Amendment to CJS Appropriations to Prohibit the Relinquishment of Internet Responsibilities passing the House of Representatives passed the House of Representatives with 229 votes.  

First Amendment Attack Senate Hearing scheduled
As reported on NetRightDaily.com, 41 Senate Democrats have signed onto a proposed Constitutional Amendment that guts the right to political speech in America. Now, the Democratic Party controlled Senate Judiciary Committee is trying to railroad this partisan attack on the most basic of individual freedoms with a hearing scheduled for Tuesday, June 3. 

Excluding Obamacare, US Economy Contracted By 2% In The First Quarter
One of the perverse effects of Obamacare is because it compels record levels of spending on healthcare, denying dollars to other economic activity. However, this increased healthcare spending  shows up as a positive in the way GDP is compiled.

 

Tuesday
Jun032014

ALG - New EPA regs will crush economy 

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June 2, 2014, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Nathan Mehrens today issued the following statement objecting to new EPA power plant regulations

"Last week's announcement that the economy had cratered in the first quarter of 2014 with a 1 percent decline in the Gross Domestic Product should have forced President Obama to reconsider his devastating new anti-electricity generation regulations. 

"This past month's jobs report that showed that nearly one in six men ages 25-54 are not working in America, should have forced President Obama to reconsider. 

"The past seventeen years where there has been zero global warming recorded, should have forced the President to reconsider. 

"Now that the President has chosen to ignore science, workers and our nation's overall economic health, it is reasonable to assume that he never cared about any of these things.  Instead, President Obama is looking for a legacy funded by billionaire environmentalist dilettantes who can erect a statue in his name in spite of a presidency that has driven a spike through the hope of a better future for the middle class. 

"Barack Obama's 645 page assault on the ability of our nation to generate enough electricity to keep the lights on in our cities in the future, is nothing less than an economic suicide pact that must be stopped by Congress using any means necessary." 

To view online: http://getliberty.org/new-epa-regs-will-crush-economy/ 

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Americans for Limited Government is a non-partisan, nationwide network committed to advancing free market reforms, private property rights and core American liberties. For more information on ALG please visit our website at www.GetLiberty.org.