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Saturday, December 17, 2011

In the News and on the Hill

A full-length Washington Post story credited CEI and Ten Thousand Commandments with “Trying to Establish a Bottom Line for Regulations.”

But another Post story got the real message exactly right: “A Think-Tank Tenet: Thou Shalt Hold Congress Accountable.”

Numerous editorials fully or prominently featuring Ten Thousand Commandments have appeared, from USA Today to Investor’s Business Daily (“Clyde Wayne Crews of the Competitive Enterprise Institute concludes regulatory costs are out of control. He’s right.” [The Regulatory Hydra]; from the Detroit News to the Korea Herald.

On the Hill: Both the House and Senate in the 112th circulated Dear Colleague letters regarding Ten Thousand Commandments and regulatory reform. For three years in a row, Rep Senator Sam Brownback (R-Kansas) and Rep. J. D. Hayworth (R-Arizona) have circulated Dear Colleague letters featuring CEI's work calling for congressional accountability for regulations.

What they say ...

"The indispensable Wayne Crews of the Competitive Enterprise Institute."
Wall Street Journal

"As the Competitive Enterprise Institute's Clyde Wayne Crews shows in his invaluable annual survey of the federal regulatory state, we have become the regulation nation almost imperceptibly."

"This is important work because politicians and the media treat regulation as a largely cost-free public good. Mr. Crews knows better."
--Wall Street Journal

"Since Mr. Obama doesn't want to accurately assess the costs of these rules, we'll rely on Mr. Crews."
Wall Street Journal


"...As you can see, Ten Thousand Commandments is well worth perusing by anyone concerned with the regulatory state and the implications of these rules for citizens and constituents."
--Sen. Rand Paul

--George Will
Washington Post

--Washington Post

“Clyde Wayne Crews of the Competitive Enterprise Institute concludes regulatory costs are out of control. He’s right.”
--The Regulatory Hydra
Investor’s Business Daily

"[The] Competitive Enterprise Institute's Ten Thousand Commandments: An Annual Snapshot of the Federal Regulatory State shows how the American people suffer when Congress delegates it constitutional power to create laws to unelected federal bureaucrats."
--Ron Paul

"Wayne Crews of the Competitive Enterprise Institute and Alexis de Tocqueville, author of the classic Democracy in America, were born in different times and places. But the French aristocrat and American think tanker have the measure of the federal behemoth in the age of Obama. Writing in 1835, Tocqueville eloquently predicted how it would function, while Crews today supplies in his annual compilation of federal rules and regulations, “10,000 Commandments,” the hard numbers that describe the behemoth's contemporary reach and costs."