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Tuesday
Sep022014

ALG's Daily Grind - Labor Day: Congress must take action to protect workers, not Big Labor 

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Sept. 1, 2014

Labor Day: Congress must take action to protect workers, not Big Labor
Congress must take action to protect American workers, not Big Labor. 

NLRB goes rogue against small business       
It is the National Labor Relations Board which has taken the most outlandish actions in their attempt to tip the balance toward primary Democratic Party funders in Big Labor. 

 

 

Tuesday
Sep022014

NH GOP - SHAHEEN STANDS WITH AVOWED SOCIALIST SANDERS AT BIG LABOR BREAKFAST 

But Even Socialist Sanders Has More Independent Voting Record than Rubber Stamp Shaheen

 

Concord - New Hampshire Republican Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn released the following statement today on Senator Jeanne Shaheen standing with avowed socialist Senator Bernie Sanders at a breakfast hosted by union bosses and special interest groups:

 

"It's not surprising that Jeanne Shaheen would stand with an avowed socialist like Bernie Sanders given her strong support for liberal economic policies that have hurt our economy and killed jobs. Shaheen has blindly followed orders from President Obama, and even a socialist like Sanders has a more independent voting record than she does, according to a nonpartisan analysis. 

 

"As governor, Jeanne Shaheen tried to crush New Hampshire small businesses with a sales tax and approved a contract that outsourced part of the state's food stamp program to India. As a senator, Shaheen cast the deciding vote for ObamaCare, supported a disastrous new national energy tax and hypocritically attacked outsourcing despite her own record of outsourcing jobs. Granite Staters know that Shaheen's policies have hurt our economy, and they are ready to replace her with a responsible Republican in November."

 

BACKGROUND

 

Bernie Sanders is an avowed socialist (Could A Socialist Senator Become A National Brand? NPR, 7/10/14)

 

According to a CQ Roll Call analysis of Senate voting records, Jeanne Shaheen votes with President Obama 99% of the time.  

 

According to a CQ Roll Call analysis of Senate voting records, Bernie Sanders votes with President Obama 94% of the time.

 

While Shaheen Was Governor, A Portion Of New Hampshire's Food Stamp Program Was Outsourced To India


 

In The "Late 1990's" New Hampshire And Six Other States Entered Into A Contract With Citibank To Administer Their Food Stamp Programs.  "In the late 1990's seven Northeastern states brokered a deal designed to modernize their outdated and expensive food stamp systems. But the agreement ended up with some of the work being shipped to India. ... The six New England states and New York signed a contract with Citibank that let the company administer a new food stamp program in which beneficiaries buy food with a debit card." (Tim McCahill, "States Respond To Outsourced Jobs," The Associated Press, 3/24/04)

Monday
Aug252014

CEI Today: Bank of America settlement, FedEx, and Big Labor 

Monday, August 25, 2014
In the News Today

 


BANK OF AMERICA SETTLEMENT

Eric Holder Avenges Investor Fraud by Taking from Defrauded Investors

Bank of America agreed to fork over $16.65 billion to settle charges it and companies it had purchased had deceived investors. Yet how much from this settlement goes to the investor victims? Nada! In fact, the settlement takes billions from the very investors who were defrauded.
> Read more

> Interview John Berlau


 


FEDERAL EXTORTION + FEDEX - BILL FREZZA

Forbes: Please, FedEx, Fight Back Against Federal Extortion

U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California Melinda Haag, an Obama appointee, is hunting for bigger game. Flush from shaking down Walmart, Johnson and Johnson, and UPS for tens of millions, she has indicted the FedEx Corporation on drug trafficking and “conspiracy to launder” money charges. The prize purse this time? $1.6 billion. What did FedEx allegedly do? The company shipped prescription drug packages from Internet pharmacies that Haag doesn’t like.
> Read more

> Interview Bill Frezza
 

 

 

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Friday
Aug222014

CEI Today: Floods + climate change, Labor Day & Big Labor, draconian currency rules, and more 

Friday, August 22, 2014
In the News Today

 

CLIMATE CHANGE + FLOODS - MARLO LEWIS

Globalwarming.org: Increase in Reported UK Floods Due to Population Growth, Not Climate Change – Study

Damages due to hurricanes are not increasing once economic data are adjusted (‘normalized’) for increases in population, wealth, and the consumer price index.

More people with more valuables at higher prices incur greater combined monetary losses when disaster strikes. There is no “greenhouse signal” in properly-adjusted hurricane loss data — no trend reflecting a potential warming-induced increase in hurricane frequency or power.
> Read more

> Interview Marlo Lewis
 


VIRTUAL CURRENCY REGULATION

The Impending BitLicense and Premature Regulations

Last month, the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) announced its proposed regulations for businesses engaged in “Virtual Currency Business Activity.

 

A prematurely designed set of draconian rules could force Bitcoin businesses to leave New York for good, shutting out a burgeoning industry before it has a chance to develop—and leaving New York behind the rest of the market. > Read more

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Tuesday
Aug122014

CEI Today: Ex-Im Bank deadline, regulations vs small business, business vs labor, and more 

Monday, August 11, 2014
In the News Today

 

EX-IM BANK - RYAN YOUNG


American Banker: The Case for Closing the Export-Import Bank

Another serious problem with Ex-Im and programs like it is corruption, which has gotten so bad that the House has launched an investigation. When government has a lot of money and power, it is natural for people to curry its favor.  > Read more

> Interview Ryan Young


 

REGULATIONS & SMALL BUSINESS - WAYNE CREWS

Red Tapeworm 2014: Small Businesses Beaten Down by Recordbreaking Federal Regulations


Upstarts and small firms take it on the chin when it comes to regulation. Neither can suck it up the way large companies do, especially when large companies seek out regulation, crony-style. Something called the Regulatory Flexibility Act directs federal agencies to assess their rules’ effects on small businesses.
> Read more

> Interview Wayne Crews

 

CARBON TAX -  MARLO LEWIS

Globalwarming.org: Is British Columbia’s Carbon Tax a Model for the U.S.?

 

The chief reason BC is not an appropriate “model” for the U.S. is that the province’s geology, climate, and electric supply system are dissimilar to those of most American states. > Read more

> Interview Marlo Lewis


 

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CEI's Warren T. Brookes Journalism Fellowship is a one-year fellowship that aims to provide journalists the opportunity to improve their knowledge of free markets principles and limited government through interaction with CEI policy experts. > cei.org/warrenbrookes

 

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