CEI Today: Paris COP-21, Obama fiduciary rule, a taxpayer giveaway to labor unions, and more

Tuesday, December 1, 2015
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PARIS COP-21 - MARLO LEWIS

Paris Climate Conference: Fact Checking Obama’s Renewables Boast


At the COP21 conference in Paris, President Obama claimed wind and solar are “finally cheaper” than fossil-fueled electricity in “parts” of America. He offered no evidence for that boast.  > Read more

> Interview Marlo Lewis

 

OBAMA'S FIDUCIARY RULE - JOHN BERLAU

 

Will DOL's "Fiduciary Rule" Silence Dave Ramsey?
 

A growing group of regulators and financial professionals are declaring that financial advice, even if it occurs in a public forum, should be suppressed if they deem the advice “incorrect.” And they see a pending rule from the Department of Labor (DOL) as the perfect vehicle to make radio host Dave Ramsey and others who offer financial tips to the public zip their lips or face government sanctions. > Read more


> Interview John Berlau
 

TAXPAYER GIVEAWAY TO LABOR UNIONS - TREY KOVACS

A Remedy for Fairfax County’s Taxpayer Giveaway to Unions


Fairfax County Public Schools are facing a $70 million budget deficit, but employees still get paid by taxpayers to conduct labor union business. A new CEI report uses data from a public records request to describe the nature and costs associated with the release time policy – such as $2 million per year spent on hiring substitutes while employees are away on union business. > Read more

> Interview Trey Kovacs


 

OBAMACARE - FRED L. SMITH, JR.

Congress Is A Terrible Business Partner


We are beginning to see the unraveling of the Faustian bargain that private health insurance companies made with the Obama administration and the Democratic-controlled Congress in 2010. > Read the Forbes commentary

> Interview Fred L. Smith, Jr.

 

 

    

 

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