CEI Today: Obamacare marriage penalty, climate model #fail, and no transparency in gov't consumer bureau

Friday, September 27, 2013
In the News Today

DESPERATE CLIMATE REPORTS - MARLO LEWIS


Fox News: Models of misinformation -- climate reports melt under scrutiny


A last-ditch effort to refute climate “skeptics”—people unconvinced that we need to spend trillions to reshape our economies to halt or slow  “climate change”-- has failed.

Last week, the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) published a study by 13 prestigious atmospheric scientists that supposedly provides “clear evidence for a discernible human influence on the thermal structure of the atmosphere.”
> Read more


> Interview Marlo Lewis

 

CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU - JOHN BERLAU

Consumer Bureau Gets an F in Transparency


As the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) defends its right to monitor ordinary citizens' credit card transactions, it is simultaneously denying citizens the ability to monitor the agency's most basic proceedings. The Daily Caller reports that the CFPB last week blocked a small businessman from attending meetings of its Consumer Advisory Board in Jackson, Miss. According to John Berlau, a Competitive Enterprise Institute senior fellow who closely tracks the CFPB, this is just the latest in a series of actions that show the CFPB has no interest in transparency. > Read more

> Interview John Berlau

OBAMACARE MARRIAGE PENALTY - HANS BADER

 

Openmarket.org: Massive Marriage Penalties in Obamacare Health Insurance Exchanges

On the Obamacare health insurance exchanges, being married can cost you a lot. Get divorced (or avoid getting married, if you live together), and you save
$7,230 per year if you are a fairly typical 40-year-old couple with kids. > Read more

> Interview Hans Bader

CEI AT CPAC! SEPT. 28

 

    

 

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CEI President Lawson Bader


Phrases and concepts that come straight from the free enterprise playbook—fiscal hawk, job creator, and venture capitalist—are clearly appropriated to promote increased government spending and intervention. > In Name Only

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8

Genetically Modified Foods:
Truth about Labeling

Feat. CEI's Gregory Conko