CEI Today: Ex-Im Bank, Obamacare subsidies, EPA renewable fuel mandate, and labor union losses

Thursday, September 11, 2014
In the News Today

 

EXPORT-IMPORT BANK - RYAN YOUNG

Washington Times: Ex-Im Bank is pro-business, but not pro-markets


Congress is back in session, and will likely vote soon on one of the most contentious issues leading into the midterm elections: the Export-Import Bank. The 80-year-old bank, called Ex-Im Bank for short, subsidizes financing for U.S. exporters and their foreigncustomers. > Read more

 

> Interview Ryan Young

 

OBAMACARE SUBSIDIES - HANS BADER

Federal Obamacare Officials Once Recognized the Falsity of Their Current Argument about Tax Credits


The Obama administration has claimed that despite recurring language in the Obamacare law limiting tax credits to people who buy insurance on an “exchange established by the state,” such taxpayer subsidies are also available to people who buy insurance on the federal exchange, Healthcare.gov.

But the government itself once recognized that credits are limited to state-based exchanges. In light of that discovery, CEI has submitted two FOIA requests, one to 
HHS headquarters, and one to the Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services, seeking additional information relevant to the government’s about-face. > Read more

> Interview Hans Bader
 

EPA RENEWABLE FUEL PRODUCTION QUOTA - MARLO LEWIS

 

Globalwarming.org: Scaling Back Renewable Fuel Standard Will Decrease Greenhouse Gas Emissions

EPA is expected to announce the final 2014 renewable fuel standard (RFS) production quota anytime now. As The Hill and other news sources have reported, the agency appears to have flip-flopped, initially proposing to lower the RFS but now poised to increase it. But according to EPA's own analysis, an increase in that standard would lead to more greenhouse gas emissions, not less.
> Read more

> Interview Marlo Lewis

 





 


LABOR UNION LOSSES - ALOYSIUS HOGAN

Illinois Review: Union Power in the States = Lost Pay, More Taxpayer Debt


New studies on the harms of American labor laws paint a grim picture. The laws drag down economic growth, suppress workers’ wages, and cause government debt to soar. > Read more

> Interview Aloysius Hogan

 

 

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