CEI Weekly: Happy Tax Day!

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April 20, 2012


Americans suffered through yet another Tax Day this week. Doing your taxes is an exhausting process—and when you’re finally done, chances are  you owe the federal government a fat check. Warren Brookes Fellow Matt Patterson talks about what the federal government is doing with all those tax dollars in “The Tax Man Cometh — and Taketh.”


Union PACs
Vincent Vernuccio’s interview on Fox Business

The Upside-Down Constitution
Fred Smith’s latest vodcast

Helping Those With Disabilities Secure Employment
Hans Bader’s letter to the editor in The Wall Street Journal

Compulsory ‘Free’ Speech
Vincent Vernuccio’s op-ed in The American Spectator

Sugar Program Isn’t Sweet for Consumers or the Economy
Fran Smith’s op-ed in The Daily Caller

President Obama Pledges to Recycle His Campaign Pledges
Bill Frezza’s op-ed in Forbes

Direct Alcohol Shipping to Minors Is Not a Public Safety Problem
Michelle Minton’s op-ed in Michigan Capitol Confidential

DOJ Hungry For a Bite of Apple, Inc
Ryan Young’s citation in The Orange County Register



Six Reasons Not to Ban Energy Exports
By Marlo Lewis

What the Redskins Can Teach Loudon County
By Jack Mann

By Fred Smith

How To Fix U.S. Water Policy? Less Government, More Market Pricing
By Wayne Crews

Everything About the Transportation Bills Is Bad, Except for the Energy Parts, Which Are Great
By William Yeatman