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CEI Today: Soviet Union anniversary, an EPA takeover, Obama's major regulations, illegal volunteering, and more 

Monday, Dec. 8, 2014
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7 Quotes about Communism: Take 2

A few years ago I assembled several quotes about Communism that I thought would make good epitaphs for it.  Unfortunately, the ideology has turned out to be far from dead.  But the quotes I collected were pretty good, and I figure there’s no better time to dust them off again than today, the 23d anniversary of the dissolution of the Soviet Union.

"Some people say that because the Soviet people have to stand in line, it gives them time to reflect and become philosophical."  --Ralph Nader, commenting on the long queues outside Moscow shops during his 1990 visit. It’s reassuring that Nader misunderstands Communism as badly as he misunderstands capitalism.
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> Interview Sam Kazman


Obama's Major Regulations 50 Percent Higher than Bush


Obama’s major regulations—the big ones whose impact on the economy is expected to $100 million annually, were and are considerably higher that during the Bush era. > Read more

> Interview Wayne Crews



EPA Proposes Unprecedented 53rd, 54th Takeover of State Clean Air Act Program


In November, EPA Region 6 issued a pre-publication version of a proposed federal implementation plan that would seize Regional Haze programs run by Texas and Oklahoma pursuant to the Clean Air Act. A final proposal will be published in the Federal register any day now.


Media reports indicate that the costs of these FIPs would be $2 billion. Given EPA’s history of Regional Haze FIPs, about which I wrote a study, there’s a high probability that this rule would achieve literally invisible “benefits” in exchange for the billions it would cost. > Read more


> Interview William Yeatman



Illegal Volunteers?: A Look at how the Law Restricts Community and Family Volunteers

The federal minimum wage prohibits Americans from volunteering for entities organized as for-profit businesses? As a result many family businesses and community organizations have found themselves in trouble with the law.


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CEI President Lawson Bader


A professor who suffers no fools

I attended a private screening of a new PBS documentary, Suffer No Fools. The film tells the story of George Mason University (GMU) economics professor and radio personality Walter Williams.


CEI's Battered Business Bureau: The Week in Regulation

Last week, 71 new final regulations were published in the Federal Register. There were 58 new final rules the previous week.

That’s the equivalent of a new regulation every two hours and 22 minutes.

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ALG - Obama sets up 'constitutional crisis' 


Nov. 21, 2014, Fairfax, Va.—Nathan Mehrens, President of Americans for Limited Government today issued the following statement in the wake of President Obama's announced illegal alien amnesty plan:


"Last night's pronouncement by President Barack Obama that he will change our nation's immigration laws with the stroke of his pen sets up a profound constitutional crisis.  If Obama is allowed to impose changes in law that Congress has specifically rejected, it sets an irreversible precedent that forever changes the separation of powers between the two branches.


"Congress must immediately return to Washington, D.C., and defund every aspect tonight's announced amnesty.  Acquiescence to this constitutional power grab is not an option."




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


ALG - House's 'tepid lawsuit' encourages Obama to violate law 


Nov. 21, 2014, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Nathan Mehrens today issued the following statement responding to the House lawsuit against executive implementation of Obamacare:


"Boehner's tepid lawsuit response to five years of President Obama's executive actions to willy nilly change the law without Congress sadly demonstrates the profound weakness of his leadership. By the time Boehner's lawsuit winds its way through the court system, Obamacare will have been fully implemented. Is it this kind of pathetic response that encourages Obama to continue his effective dissolution of the separation of powers."


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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


ALG's Daily Grind - 'Fundamentally transforming America' one neighborhood at a time


Nov. 20, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds and cartoons granted.

'Fundamentally transforming America' one neighborhood at a time
Department of Housing and Urban Development: "The operation of housing markets" results in segregation.

Cartoon: The Emperor Strikes Back

Paul Krugman: Demonstrable dishonesty in Obamacare intent
Ignoring the obvious intent of America's socialized medicine law.

Crovitz: What a tangled web Obama weaves
"Treating the Internet like a utility won't achieve the president's supposed goal, so why pursue it?"


US House Republicans - VIDEO RELEASE: Stop Acting Alone 





WASHINGTON D.C.  – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) today released a new video imploring the President not to issue an executive action on immigration, but to instead work together as the American people expect.

The video highlights the President's flip-flop on the issue of executive actions on immigration – using several quotes from the President himself, including "the notion that I can just suspend deportations through executive order…that’s just not the case." 

Video Script

President Obama: Everybody agrees that our immigration system is broken. Unfortunately, Washington has allowed the problem to fester.

Speaker Boehner: This is an important issue in our country. It's been kicked around forever. And it needs to be dealt with.

President Obama: I'm beginning a new effort to fix as much of our immigration system as I can on my own, without Congress.

Speaker Boehner: The President is threatening to take unilateral action on immigration even though, in the past, he's made clear he didn't believe he had the constitutional responsibility or authority to do that.

President Obama: The notion that I can just suspend deportations through executive order…that’s just not the case. 

That’s not how democracy works. 

That’s not how our constitution was written.

I can't solve this problem by myself.