CEI Weekly: Paul Ryan’s Budget Will Cut Spending But Won’t Reform Washington

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CEI Weekly
April 8, 2011

>>Featured Story

Congressman Paul Ryan released his budget proposal on Tuesday morning, to mixed reviews. CEI Vice President Iain Murray praised Ryan for his proposed spending cuts, which would cut trillions from America’s budget; however, Murray pointed out that spending reform will only go so far toward cutting the cost of government if it isn’t accompanied by true and serious regulatory reform. Read Iain Murray’s blog post response to Paul Ryan’s budget here.

>>Shaping the Debate

Obama Says, ‘Drill, Baby, Drill . . . in Brazil’

Myron Ebell’s citation in The Orange County Register

Vivienne Westwood: Climate Change Will Make L.A. Uninhabitable in 25 Years
Myron Ebell’s citation on FoxNews.com

Wisconsin Supreme Court: A Referendum That Wasn’t
Vincent Vernuccio’s op-ed on BigGovernment

The Truth About Krugman: More Inconvenient Than Ever
Chris Horner’s op-ed in The American Spectator

Senate to Vote on EPA’s Power Grab: Does the Rule of Law Still Matter?
Chris Horner’s op-ed on BigGovernment

Regulatory Dysfunction

Wayne Crews’ citation in American Thinker

House Moves Against Net Neutrality But Obstacles Remain
Ryan Radia’s citation in The Daily Caller

Justice Department Opposes Digital Privacy Reforms
CEI’s citation on CNET

Judge Orders More Money for New Jersey’s Educational-Industrial Complex
Hans Bader’s blog post on The Washington Examiner

Japanese Silver Lining? Not Likely
Ryan Young’s citation in The Daily Caller

>>Best of the Blogs

If Al Gore Can Outgrow the Ethanol Fad, Why Can’t Conservatives?
By Marlo Lewis

House Rejects Obama-Backed, Pro-Union Amendment to FAA Reauthorization Bill
By Marc Scribner

Michigan Demonstrates Clean Energy “Success”

By Brian McGraw

My Response to Simon Johnson’s Defense of Price Controls Benefitting Big Retailers
by John Berlau

>> CEI Podcast

April 5, 2011: Reforming the Railway Labor Act

Russ Brown, a vice president at the Labor Relations Institute and a CEI Adjunct Analyst, talks about recent changes made to the Railway Labor Act that make it easier for airline workers to unionize. Brown recently co-authored a CEI OnPoint paper on the reforms. Congress voted against the changes in legislation, so they were passed via regulation instead. This is another example of regulation without representation.