CEI Today: Retirement reform & Obamacare, White House petition, union subsidies

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
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IBD: ObamaCare Is Worst Possible Model For Retirement System Reform
Given the political fallout from ObamaCare — with stories of patients losing access to their doctors and choices of medical services — one would think the Obama administration would be wary of using medical analogies to sell another industry overhaul.
Yet in recently unveiling the Department of Labor's revised "fiduciary rule" governing 401(k)s and individual retirement accounts, top administration officials repeatedly invoked the doctor-patient relationship. > Read more


White House Petition Asks President to Veto of Online Gambling Ban

A week after members of Congress debated a bill that would forbid states from legalizing online gambling, the Poker Players Alliance have issued a petition asking the White House to veto the measure. In order to receive a response from the White House the petition must receive 100,000 signatures by May 2. 
Despite having legal and effectively regulated online gambling in America for more than two years, some in Congress insist that allowing states to legalize and regulate the activity is too dangerous for America. > Read more

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Washington Teachers’ Union Boss Compensation Not Unusual

A recent article in the Yakima Herald-Republic describes a union subsidy, which pays 75 percent of the teachers’ union president’s salary, as “unusual.” Unfortunately, that is far from the case, and similar compensation packages are common across the country at every level of government. > Read more

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