CEI Today: Obamacare appeal, union privilege, Club Euro, and GMO pandering

Wednesday, January 22, 2014
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Plaintiffs in Obama Health Care Tax Credit Case File for Expedited Appeal

The plaintiffs who lost a recent lawsuit trying to prevent the federal government from providing tax credits to purchase health insurance on federal exchanges have filed for an expedited appeal in the case.


“As this motion for a speedy appeal makes clear, there are compelling reasons for the appeals court act to quickly, because people are making their health insurance plans and billions of taxpayer dollars are now being spent each month in insurance subsidies for policies purchased through federal exchanges,” said Competitive Enterprise Institute general counsel Sam Kazman in a statement. > Read the Accounting Today story

> Interview Sam Kazman


Workplacechoice.org: Pennsylvania Bill Challenges Union Privilege

Pennsylvania government unions are spreading misinformation about a bill that would end the practice of public employers deducting union dues from members’ paychecks.

While the bill may face high hurdles for passage, there is another avenue available to Pennsylvanians that can stop public funds from primarily promoting special interest groups, such as unions. Pennsylvania’s Constitution contains a provision known as the “Gift Clause.” 
> Read more

> Interview Trey Kovacs

> Follow Workplacechoice on Twitter




RealClearMarkets: The Line To Get Into 'Club Euro' Is Growing

It's 2014 and the euro is still in one piece. In fact, there's a line outside to get into Club Euro. Latvia is the latest to cross the velvet rope, on January 1. Meanwhile, economists who predicted the currency's collapse are baffled why everyone hasn't left, and more importantly, why more are joining. > Read more


> Interview Matthew Melchiorre


Wall Street Journal: General Mills Has a Soggy Idea for Cheerios


This month General Mills announced that it would begin labeling its flagship product, the breakfast cereal Cheerios, as containing no ingredients from GMOs (genetically modified organisms), by which the company means crop plants bred with modern bioengineering techniques.

Whatever the motivation, General Mills may find that its move will neither catch on with "natural foods" devotees-who are unlikely to choose a highly processed, nonorganic breakfast food-nor silence antitechnology activists. 
> Read more

> Interview the authors



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Score one for Obamacare

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