CEI Today: New Obamacare and Windsorgate lawsuits and another go at net neutrality

OBAMACARE LAWSUIT - SAM KAZMAN

Small Business Owners Sue Over IRS Obamacare Power Grab

A group of small business owners (and individuals) in six states today are suing the federal government over an IRS regulation imposed under the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), which will force them to pay exorbitant fines, cut back employees’ hours, or severely burden their businesses. CEI is coordinating the lawsuit.

“Agencies are bound by the laws enacted by Congress,” said
Sam Kazman, general counsel of the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI).  “Obamacare is already an incredibly massive program.  For the IRS to expand it even more, without congressional authorization and in a manner aimed at undercutting state choice, is flagrantly illegal.”  > Read more

> Interview Sam Kazman

> Listen to the podcast - May 2, 2013: Small Business Owners Sue Over IRS Obamacare Power Grab


See also: Obamacare Gets New Court Challenge

WINDSORGATE - CHRISTOPHER HORNER


CEI Sues for EPA Official's Private-Account Email

Yet again, the Environmental Protection Agency has forced the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) to file suit over a stonewalled Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for public records that political appointees, and EPA, apparently did not want the public to see.


This time, CEI filed suit in U.S. District Court in Washington to compel production of certain emails sent to or from Jared Blumenfeld, the Agency’s Region 9 (California and the Pacific Northwest) administrator who is the latest EPA official CEI has learned of using his personal email account to correspond on EPA-related matters.   > Read more

> Interview Chris Horner

 

NET NEUTRALITY - FRED CAMPBELL

DriveInnovation.org: Twice as Many Americans Lack Access to Public Water-Supply Systems than Fixed Broadband


After abandoning the “information superhighway” analogy for the Internet, net neutrality advocates began analogizing the Internet to waterworks.  If broadband Internet infrastructure had been built to the same extent as public water-supply systems, more than twice as many Americans would lack fixed broadband Internet access.
> Read more

> Interview Fred Campbell

 

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FEATURING

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JUNE 20, 2013

 


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