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CEI Today: Cyber security bill, IMF carbon tax, and E-Verify public opinion 


The House Intelligence Committee is expected to markup a cybersecurity bill Wednesday, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. CEI's Wayne Crews and Ryan Radia have been critical of “CISPA.”

It’s not clear what government’s capabilities really are with respect to private critical infrastructure security and cybersecurity, regardless of resources. Given that, ensuring that nothing blocks markets from reacting as fluidly as possible, rather than federally over-steering cybersecurity, should be the guiding principle. 
> Read the full commentary

> View the coalition letter, expressing concerns that companies would share sensitive Internet and other information with the government without sufficient privacy safeguards, oversight or accountability.

> Interview Wayne Crews or Ryan Radia



Master Resource: IMF’s Carbon Tax Shenanigans: Part I


The International Monetary Fund (IMF) recently published a report urging the world’s governments to “reform” energy subsidies estimated at $1.9 trillion in 2011. Eliminating government policies designed to rig markets in favor of particular energy companies or industries is a worthy goal. Unfortunately, that’s not the agenda the IMF is pushing. The IMF seeks to shame U.S. policymakers into enacting a carbon tax.  > Read more

> Interview Marlo Lewis

E-VERIFY - DAVID BIER Americans Reject Actual E-Verify System

Imagine there was a free program that could guarantee for employers a legal workforce and eliminate illegal immigration. Would you favor such a system? Yes or no? This is essentially how all polls attempt to gauge the popularity of E-Verify, the electronic
national identification system included in many immigration reform proposals. Then, the system’s proponents exclaim, “Americans demand E-Verify!” > View the full commentary

> Interview David Bier





JUNE 20, 2013


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ALG's Daily Grind - IMF calls on U.S. to institute $500 billion carbon tax 

April 3, 2013

IMF calls on U.S. to institute $500 billion carbon tax

By not taxing energy, we are subsidizing it, says the international agency the U.S. funds, and in doing so "lead[ing] to overconsumption of energy, which aggravates environmental problems, such as pollution and climate change."

Important questions for Obama nominees

Sally Jewell, Ernest Moniz, and Gina McCarthy are clearly all "team players" in a decidedly anti-fossil fuels administration.

NBC News: How the US oil, gas boom could shake up global order

"[A] n increasing number of experts believe the U.S. could achieve energy independence by the end of the decade – realizing a dream born during the gas crisis of 1973."


CEI Today: White House immigration bill, WSJ crony capitalist conference, and Windsorgate/carbon tax 

IMMIGRATION - DAVID BIER White House Immigration Bill Will Be A Disaster Without Accessible Work Visas


President Obama’s recently leaked immigration bill left off the most important component of an immigration bill: the immigration part. Given the fact that the Chamber of Commerce and the big unions — the AFL-CIO and the SEIU — were still locked in vain negotiations over a potential guest work program, the president clearly did not want to leak a version that would step on the toes of his two biggest backers. Unfortunately, without a robust work visa system, the White House bill will be a disaster. >Read more

> Interview David Bier

Wall Street Journal’s Crony Capitalist Conference Turns Sour

Times have changed since the Wall Street Journal held its first “ECO:nomics—Creating Environmental Capital” conference.  I was there in 2008 when several hundred investors and corporate CEOs listened to leading crony capitalists, including Jeff Immelt of GE, James Rogers of Duke Energy, Andrew Liveris of Dow Chemical, and John Doerr of Kleiner, Perkins, Caulfield and Byers (where Al Gore was also a partner), smugly explain how they were going to strike it rich off the backs of consumers and taxpayers with green energy subsidies and mandates, federal loan guarantees, and the higher energy prices that would make renewable energy competitive with coal, oil, and natural gas once cap-and-trade was enacted. > Read more

> Interview Myron Ebell


The Daily Caller: Emails: Treasury Dept. showed interest in carbon tax data, legislation

The Obama administration has repeatedly said it has no plans to propose a tax on carbon dioxide emissions, but emails from 2012 show that U.S. Treasury Department officials were very interested in learning more about such a tax.

But emails released as part of a lawsuit by the Competitive Enterprise Institute show that Treasury officials were interested in learning more about past iterations of such policies.  According to the emails, officials looked for data concerning carbon trading legislation in South Korea, the European emissions trading system, and 2009 cap-and-trade bill that failed to clear Congress. They were also attending conferences on carbon emissions.
> Read more

 > Interview Christopher Horner


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AFPNH - Let’s Lower Electric Rates by Repealing RGGI

On Wednesday the NH House will vote on HB 630 which would finally remove our state from the failed cap-and-trade scheme known as RGGI. If passed, this could lead to a reduction in your electricity rates! 

RGGI has operated as a hidden tax collected on energy consumers in this state for TOO LONG. But now we have the chance to repeal the failed program and lower our electricity rates!


Unfortunately, the House has added an amendment to alter the bill repealing RGGI.


Contact your House Members today and ask them to support the RGGI repeal bill WITHOUT the amendment!

CLICK HERE to find your House Members and their contact information.

Remember, repealing RGGI could lead to electricity rate reductions! Couldn’t you and your family stand to see lower electricity rates at your home or your business?! If so, contact your House Members and ask them to support the RGGI repeal without the amendment.

CLICK HERE to find your House Members and their contact information.

Contact your House Members today and ask them to support removing NH from RGGI WITHOUT the amendment!

It’s time to remove this hidden tax from our electric bills. Thank you for your help in our efforts.



Greg Moore

State Director

Americans for Prosperity New Hampshire


ALG's Daily Grind - No Fed exit anytime soon 

March 13, 2013

No Fed exit anytime soon

If new Federal Reserve purchases, particularly of treasuries, were to suddenly stop, interest rates for government debt sold on the market would likely have to rise to attract buyers, crushing taxpayers with hundreds of billions of dollars of higher interest payments.

The cowardly carbon tax

By taxing carbon based energy sources at their origin, the tax would ripple through the economy, leading to higher prices for consumers, who would naturally blame the grocer, the energy company, utility, car-maker or just the seeming whims of others that cause prices to skyrocket.

New York's 'Sustainability' Plan: aka 'Agenda 21'

"Agenda 21" was first introduced to the world at the 1992 UN-sponsored "Earth Summit" in Rio de Janeiro. It addresses virtually every facet of human life and describes in great detail how the concept of "sustainable development" should be implemented at every level of government.

Investment News: SEC says Illinois misled investors over pension funding

"Agency claims the state raised $2.2B in bond offerings without full disclosure."

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