CEI Weekly: The Federal Pay Freeze That Isn’t

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CEI Weekly
December 3, 2010

>>Featured Story

Obama says he’s freezing federal salaries; but is he? In The Daily Caller, CEI Labor Policy Counsel Vincent Vernuccio explains why federal employees are still going to see pay increases, despite Obama’s promises to the public. His article was picked up by several websites, including FoxNews.com

>>Shaping the Debate

TSA Employees to Vote on Unionization
Vincent Vernuccio’s interview on Varney & Co.

Do you Want the IRS Doing Your Taxes?
Ryan Young’s op-ed in The Sacramento Bee

More FDA Authority Won’t Improve Food Safety
Greg Conko’s op-ed in Forbes

Federal Register Hits 75,000 Pages
Ryan Young’s op-ed in The American Spectator

Obama Siphons Virginia’s Tank
Myron Ebell’s citation in The Washington Times

Safety of Receipts at Issue
Angela Logomasini’s citation in The Detroit News

Yes, Mr. FCC Chairman, There Is a Santa Claus
CEI’s citation in The Huffington Post

Feds Pledge Some Action on Privacy, Less on Net Neutrality
CEI’s citation in The Washington Post

>>Best of the Blogs

The EPA at 40 — Doing an End-Run Around the Legislative Process
By Fran Smith

European Commission Should Leave Internet Search Alone
By Ryan Radia

$7 Billion or More in New Taxes for Virginians Under EPA Mandate
By Hans Bader

Real Estate Development and Generation Y
By Marc Scribner

>>CEI Podcast

November 30, 2010: Food Safety, Washington-Style

CEI Senior Fellow Greg Conko looks at the major provisions of the food safety bill that the Senate is voting on today. The bill would set in stone ever-evolving best practices. Changes to plant inspection and food recall policies are a mix of ineffectiveness and perverse incentives that could raise food prices. Overall, the FDA is too blunt an instrument to be effective on this sensitive issue.

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