CEI Today: Transportation bill, Freddie Mac's loss, Antarctica gaining, and more

Wednesday, November 4, 2015
In the News Today

 

GOVERNMENT BAILOUTS - JOHN BERLAU

 

Freddie Mac’s Loss Shows Need to Protect Taxpayers from GSE Raids

 

The release of Freddie Mac’s new quarterly report shows a sudden Q3 loss – “it’s déjà vu all over again.” After seemingly smooth sailing under which Freddie and its sister Fannie Mae turned profits over the last couple years, this net loss of $475 million raises the specter of yet another government bailout. > Read more

 

TRANSPORTATION BILL 

 

The Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act

 

Unlike the Senate bill, which relies on imaginary pay-fors to support obscene spending increases, the House bill maintains less irresponsible baseline funding adjusted year-to-year for inflation. > Read more

The highway funding bill also reauthorizes the Export-Import Bank, an institution that has become a big source of corporate welfare. >Signs of Life for Ex-Im?

 

Yet another amendment to the highway bill would lift the ban on oil exports and siphon off some of that tax revenue to help pay for highway authorizations. >House Moves To Lift Oil Export Ban

 

> Interview an expert

 

ANTARCTICA GAINING - MARLO LEWIS

Antarctica: Still No Time to Sell the Beach House?

 

With the COP 21 climate treaty conference in Paris only weeks away, federal agencies are trying harder than ever to spook the public about the so-called climate crisis.
 

This can be tricky when an agency-funded study indicates the state of the climate is better, rather than worse, than they thought. > Read more

> Interview Marlo Lewis

 




Realclearradio.org

Bloomberg Boston
1pm & 7pm ET
Bloomberg San Francisco 10am & 4pm PT

 

    

 

CEI is a non-profit, non-partisan public policy group dedicated to the principles of free enterprise and limited government.  For more information about CEI, please visit our website, cei.org.  Follow CEI on Twitter! Twitter.com/ceidotorg.

 


Media Contacts: 202-331-2277
Annie Dwyer

Christine Hall
Mary Beth Gombita

Keara Vickers

CEI Issues:

Advancing Capitalism
Business & Gov't
Energy & Environment
Finance & Entrepreneurship
Health & Safety
Human Achievement Hour
Law & Constitution
Labor & Employment
Nanny State
Regulatory Reform
Risk & Consumer Freedom
Tech and Telecom
Trade and International
Transportation & Infrastructure

Sign Up for the Weekly Cooler Heads Digest!

A Friday afternoon e-newsletter on the latest energy and environment happenings. Sign up today!