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Friday
Aug092013

AFPNH - Take Action to Stop the Carbon Tax! 

Politicians are always looking for ways to collect more money from you in the form of taxes to fund their pet programs. One of the latest ideas bouncing around Washington, D.C. is a carbon tax. 

CLICK HERE to tell your U.S. House Member to OPPOSE the Carbon Tax!

While supporters of a carbon tax may try to tell you how good it will be for the environment, the only green they really care about is your money and getting more of it to grow government!  

New Hampshire energy consumers have seen first-hand that cap-and-trade programs, like the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), only result in higher taxes and higher energy bills.

CLICK HERE to tell your U.S. House Member to OPPOSE the Carbon Tax!

A carbon tax will result in fewer jobs and higher energy prices for the people of the Granite State! I encourage you to contact your U.S. House Member and ask them to oppose the carbon tax today!

Live Free or Die!

 

Greg Moore

State Director

Americans for Prosperity – New Hampshire

 

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Tuesday
Aug062013

CEI Today: House anti-carbon tax vote, EPA takeovers, and the UN treaty on disabilities 

Monday, August 5, 2013
In the News Today

CARBON TAX - MYRON EBELL

Globalwarming.org: House Passes REINS Act with Anti-Carbon Tax Amendment

 

The House voted on an amendment offered by Representative Steve Scalise (R-La.) that would require congressional approval before the executive branch could implement a tax on carbon dioxide emissions using regulatory authority.  That amendment was adopted by a vote of 237 to 176. Again, 225 Republicans voted Yes.  They were joined by twelve Democrats.

The vote does put Members on the record on a carbon tax.  The vote reveals that 176 Democratic Members of the House are not opposed to raising taxes.  That vote could play a role in some districts in the 2014 congressional elections.  A number of House Democrats lost their seats in 2010 because they had voted for the Waxman-Markey cap-and-trade bill.

> Read more

> See also: 19 Groups Urge House to Buck Authoritarian Carbon Tax


> Interview Myron Ebell

EPA vs THE STATES - WILLIAM YEATMAN

Globalwarming.org: Chart: EPA Regulatory Takeovers of State Programs up 2,750% Since 2009

Under both the Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act, the EPA has the authority to “disapprove” a state’s strategy to meet national environmental standards. A regulatory disapproval is no small matter as state officials spend countless hours and taxpayer resources crafting plans to comply with a newly finalized EPA regulation. When the EPA issues a regulatory disapproval, the agency effectively throws all of this work out the window.  Since President Obama took office, the number of regulatory disapprovals has skyrocketed.  > Read more

> Interview William Yeatman

 
 

UN TREATY ON DISABILITIES - HANS BADER


Openmarket.org: The Misleading Push for the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

 

Last year, the Senate did not ratify the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, with supporters falling just short of the two-thirds vote needed for ratification of a treaty. Supporters used misleading arguments to press for the treaty’s adoption. This year, they will try again to ratify the treaty, since changes in the composition of the Senate due to the 2012 election have increased its chances of passage. Deceptive arguments for the treaty continue. > Read more


> Interview Hans Bader

 

   

 

 

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, and blogs, Globalwarming.org and OpenMarket.org.  Follow CEI on Twitter! Twitter.com/ceidotorg.

 

Workplacechoice Congressional Scorecard

Well, it’s official: We finally have a fully staffed National Labor Relations Board.

For the full score of the NLRB confirmation vote, see our
Congressional Scorecard page here.

CEI’s Battered Business Bureau: The Week in Regulation

The USDA not only requires licenses for dairy imports, it also imposes tariffs and quotas. The goal is to financially benefit dairy farmers, though a side effect is higher prices and less choice for consumers.

 




Tuesday
Aug062013

CEI Today: Durbin's vendetta against supplements, NLRB deal backfires, carbon tax, and the great culture war 

Tuesday, August 6, 2013
In the News Today

ENERGY DRINKS - LIZ THATCHER


The Hill: Sen. Durbin’s vendetta against supplements

 

Are you responsible enough to make your own decisions regarding whether to consume energy drinks or dietary supplements? Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) doesn’t seem to think so. On Aug. 1, Durbin reintroduced legislation -- the Dietary Supplemental Labeling Act. [It] gives the FDA more power to regulate supplemental and dietary ingredients, which may include your favorite energy drink or vitamin. In effect, the agency would begin to treat supplements as if they were medicines. The bill’s new regulations would require warning labels and impose new restrictions on what can be produced. This could have huge adverse effects on any business manufacturing supplements.> Read more

> Interview Liz Thatcher

BIG LABOR - TREY KOVACS

Workplacechoice.org:
Senate NLRB Deal Backfires on GOP…Again


On Tuesday, July 30, the Senate [voted] to confirm all of President Obama’s nominations to the NLRB. While confirming the NLRB nominees restored the agency’s quorum and ability to legitimately make decisions it will continue to act as Big Labor’s pet agency. > Read more

 

> Interview Trey Kovacs

 
 

CARBON TAX - MYRON EBELL

Globalwarming.org: House Passes REINS Act with Anti-Carbon Tax Amendment

 

The House voted on an amendment offered by Representative Steve Scalise (R-La.) that would require congressional approval before the executive branch could implement a tax on carbon dioxide emissions using regulatory authority.  The vote reveals that 176 Democratic Members of the House are not opposed to raising taxes.  That vote could play a role in some districts in the 2014 congressional elections. > Read more

> See also: 19 Groups Urge House to Buck Authoritarian Carbon Tax


> Interview Myron Ebell

CULTURE WAR - FRED L. SMITH, JR.

Forbes: We're In A Cultural War Between The Forces Of Economic Dynamism And Stasis

We’re in a cultural war between the forces of dynamism and stasis. Can it be won? Do today’s potential entrepreneurs have the courage to resist the forces of stagnation? Perhaps. > Read more

> Interview Fred Smith

 

   

 

 

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, and blogs, Globalwarming.org and OpenMarket.org.  Follow CEI on Twitter! Twitter.com/ceidotorg.

 

Workplacechoice Congressional Scorecard

Well, it’s official: We finally have a fully staffed National Labor Relations Board.

For the full score of the NLRB confirmation vote, see our
Congressional Scorecard page here.

CEI’s Battered Business Bureau: The Week in Regulation

The USDA not only requires licenses for dairy imports, it also imposes tariffs and quotas. The goal is to financially benefit dairy farmers, though a side effect is higher prices and less choice for consumers.

 




Saturday
Aug032013

CEI Today: EPA & Bristol Bay, REINS Act & "regulatory paralysis," and the carbon tax fight

Friday, August 2, 2013
In the News Today

EPA & BRISTOL BAY - MYRON EBELL

CEI Urges House Science Committee to Investigate Stratus Consulting's Work on EPA's Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment


The Competitive Enterprise Institute has sent a letter to Rep. Paul Broun asking him to investigate the involvement of Dr. Ann Maest of Stratus Consulting in the preparation of the EPA’s Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment. Maest and Douglas Beltman, executive vice president of Stratus Consulting, admitted in sworn affidavits to a federal court earlier this year that they had provided fraudulent technical reports on behalf of the plaintiffs in the case brought in Ecuador against Chevron.

 

CEI’s Resourceful Earth project asked concerned Americans to file comments on the EPA’s Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment during the public comment period, which ended on June 30th. More than 236,000 comments were filed as a result of Resourceful Earth’s efforts. > Read more

> Interview Myron Ebell

REINS ACT & "REGULATORY PARALYSIS" - WAYNE CREWS


Senate Concocts Notion of “Regulatory Paralysis” in Hearing Today

 

Growing red tape from Washington is stifling U.S economic growth and innovation, and the total compliance cost has reached $1.806 trillion -- for the first time, more than half of total federal spending. So why is the U.S. Senate concocting a bizarre notion of “regulatory paralysis”-- that agencies aren't issuing rules fast enough -- in a committee hearing today? (See: Subcommittee on Oversight, Federal Rights and Agency Action, “Justice Delayed: The Human Cost of Regulatory Paralysis”).
 
“House leadership seems to ‘get’ that economy-crushing regulations now run amuck, but the Senate is trying to pawn off a fiction about ‘regulatory paralysis,’” said
Wayne Crews, vice president for policy and director of technology studies at the Competitive Enterprise Institute and author of CEI's Ten Thousand Commandments: An Annual Snapshot of the Federal Regulatory State, which documents regulatory costs. > Read more


> Interview Wayne Crews

CARBON TAX - WILLIAM YEATMAN

Globalwarming.org: 19 Groups Urge House to Buck Authoritarian Carbon Tax

On Thursday, 19 free market organizations released a coalition letter in support of Rep. Steve Scalise’s (R-La.) amendment to H.R. 367, the Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2013. > Read the letter

> Interview William Yeatman

 
 

 

   

 

 

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, and blogs, Globalwarming.org and OpenMarket.org.  Follow CEI on Twitter! Twitter.com/ceidotorg.

 

Workplacechoice Congressional Scorecard

Well, it’s official: We finally have a fully staffed National Labor Relations Board.

For the full score of the NLRB confirmation vote, see our
Congressional Scorecard page here.

August 1, 2013: Is Washington the Next Detroit?

Fellow in Technology and Entrepreneurship Bill Frezza sees parallels between Detroit’s recent bankruptcy and the federal government’s own fiscal problems. Fortunately, he sees a way out.

 




Wednesday
Jul312013

CEI Today: Bloomberg soda ban, REINS Act, and an Obama carbon tax 

BLOOMBERG SODA BAN - MICHELLE MINTON

Openmarket.org: Bloomberg’s Soda Ban Ruled Unconstitutional

Today, an appeals court ruled that New York City’s Board of Health overstepped its authority when, at the behest of Mayor Michael Bloomberg, it attempted to limit the size of sodas sold at city establishments.

 

Bloomberg has vowed to appeal again, despite ridicule from the left and the right as well as criticism that his proposal simply will not affect obesity rates as he hopes (I’ve written more on that here and here). Hopefully, as New Yorkers consider who they want to be the next mayor of their city, they will look for someone who is willing to stand up for their rights rather than attempt to control what they put in their mouths. > Read more

> Interview Michelle Minton

 
 

REINS ACT - WAYNE CREWS, RYAN YOUNG

Openmarket.org: REINS Reg Reform Bill Up for House Vote Thursday

This week is “Stop Government Abuse Week,”and the House is scheduled to vote on a plan by Rep. Todd Young (R-Ind.) to make Congress accountable for federal regulations run amok.

CEI has been pushing this common-sense regulatory reform idea for years: Congress should vote on all regulations with an annual cost of $100 million or more.
> Read more

> Interview Ryan Young or Wayne Crews

 

OBAMA CARBON TAX? - MYRON EBELL


Daily Caller: Could a carbon tax find its way into Obama’s tax reform effort?

 

“Doubling down on renewable energy has got to be the dumbest idea in a speech full of dumb ideas,” said Myron Ebell, director of energy and global warming policy at the Competitive Enterprise Institute. “The president challenges Republicans to come up with better ideas, but he has rejected all of their much better ideas on reducing the incredibly costly EPA regulations that are stifling innovation, new business start-ups, and job creation.” > Read more


> Interview Myron Ebell

CEI’s Battered Business Bureau:
The Week in Regulation

The federal government has a strict policy against selling turtle eggs and small turtles for profit. In fact, if the FDA catches you with such turtles and you aren’t a researcher, federal regulations literally require you to kill the turtles while someone from the FDA watches you do it. Starting in January 2014, the FDA is thankfully lifting this particular death penalty.

 

   

 

 

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, and blogs, Globalwarming.org and OpenMarket.org.  Follow CEI on Twitter! Twitter.com/ceidotorg.

 



In Praise of Banking at Big-Box Stores


The provision in Dodd-Frank that imposed a three-year moratorium on banks affiliated with nonfinancial businesses expired this week. > Read more