CEI Today: Online gambling, Obamacare marriage penalty, Internet taxes, and an NLRB ambush election

Tuesday, December 11, 2013
In the News Today


The Hill: Billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson’s futile war on online gambling

Billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson is not known for modesty. So it was fitting the recent announcement of his plans to push for a federal online gambling ban is making headlines. Adelson, who said his “moral standards” compelled him to act, is launching an advocacy group, the Coalition To Stop Internet Gambling, to portray the activity as a threat to vulnerable populations such as low-income players and minors. Not only is he wrong, but his proposed ban would cause harm to the very groups he claims to want to protect. > Read more


> Interview Michelle Minton
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Michael P. Tremoglie: Obamacare's Marriage Penalty

Being married is expensive - and not just for the usual reasons. According to the Competitive Enterprise Institute's Hans Bader - and others - it is an expensive proposition as far as the Affordable Care Act (ACA) premiums and taxes are concerned.

Bader maintains that there is a discriminatory treatment of married versus unmarried couples. For proof he cites the Kaiser Family Foundation's (KFF) ACA premium calculator.  > Read more

> Interview Hans Bader


One News Now: As year comes to end, debate goes on for Internet sales tax

Ryan Radia of the Competitive Enterprise Institute says he is very skeptical of the Marketplace Fairness Act. "It's an attempt to solve, I think, a legitimate issue but it's the wrong approach," says Radia. "It would, in many respects, create many new hassles and set a precedent for future taxing authority that goes beyond the borders of a jurisdiction.

"Even a small Internet seller could be subject to an audit by "any or all of those states" that have a sales tax, adds Radia.
> Read more

> Interview Ryan Radia


Workplacechoice.org: NLRB Ambush Elections Coming Soon

Monday, the National Labor Relations Board’s savvy legal maneuver takes the labor agency one step closer to finalizing its ambush election regulation. > Read more

> Interview Trey Kovacs
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