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CEI Weekly: Trimming the Federal Budget

CEI Weekly


CEI Weekly: Trimming the Federal Budget

from the Competitive Enterprise Institute 

Friday, September 27, 2013




Featured Story: Trimming the Federal Budget


House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi claimed this week that everything that could be cut from the federal budget had already been cut. "The cupboard is bare," Pelosi said on CNN. "There's no more cuts to make. It's really important that people understand that." CEI experts took a look at the budget for themselves and, perhaps not surprisingly, disagree with Pelosi's assessment. Check out CEI's list of suggested cuts here.


CEI Podcast


September 26, 2013: The Cupboard Is Bare (Listen here)


On Sunday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi opposed the notion of federal spending cuts, saying that “The cupboard is bare” and “There’s no more cuts to make.” This not actually being the case, Senior Communications Director Brian McNicoll lists off a series of programs and departments that should be removed from the very full federal cupboard.


Shaping the Debate


Models of Misinformation: Climate Reports Melt Under Scrutiny (Link)

Marlo Lewis' op-ed on Fox News


In Name Only (Link)

Lawson Bader's column in Human Events


The Regulatory Improvement Commission (Link)

Wayne Crews & Ryan Young's op-ed in The American Spectator


The EPA's Death Blow to the Coal Industry (Link)

Brian McNicoll's citation in The Daily Caller


Lessons from Italy: What Happens When Companies Are Forced to Move Abroad (Link)

Matthew Melchiorre's op-ed in City A.M.


Binz Is Not Being Borked (Link)

Brian McNicoll's op-ed in Human Events


Obama Campaign Manager Jim Messina Joins Company Awarded Millions in Federal Cash (Link)

William Yeatman's citation in The Washington Times


Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Accused of Violating Transparency Law (Link)

John Berlau's citation in The Daily Caller

Best of the Blogs


Massive Marriage Penalties in Obamacare Health Insurance Exchanges (Read on OpenMarket)

By Hans Bader


EPA's Carbon Pollution Standard May INCREASE C02 Emissions! (Read on GlobalWarming)

By William Yeatman


CEI's Battered Business Bureau: The Week in Regulation (Read on OpenMarket)

By Ryan Young


Farm Workers Resist Union Representation (Read on WorkplaceChoice)

By Trey Kovacs