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Saturday
Jul122014

CEI Today: Imminent ruling on Obamacare, UAW & Volkswagon, online gambling, and more 

Friday, July 11, 2014
In the News Today

 

OBAMACARE LAWSUIT

Court Ruling Imminent in Challenge to Obamacare Exchange and Federal Overreach

 

A ruling on a major Obamacare lawsuit may be imminent. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. will rule on whether the IRS over-stepped its limits in imposing Obamacare penalties and subsidies in states that did not set up Obamacare exchanges.

According to the explicit language in the
Affordable Care Act, tax credits for purchasing federally-regulated healthinsurance on the “Obamacare” exchanges are only supposed to be available "through an Exchange established by the State." But the IRS decided to dole out the tax credits in those states anyway by arguing the federally-created exchange can somehow be “an Exchange established by the State.”  Don’t laugh; two liberal trial court judges bought the argument in cases like Halbig v. Sebelius, which is now on appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, and King v. Sebelius, which is on appeal to the Fourth Circuit. Decisions by those appeals courts are expected any day now.  > Read more

> Interview Hans Bader


 

UAW & VOLKSWAGON IN CHATTANOOGA - TREY KOVACS

Labor unions should not have the power to take away workers’ right to a secret ballot election.

Thursday, UAW officials announced plans to establish a local members’ union to represent workers at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga. Ostensibly, membership would initially be voluntary, and no employees would be required to join. In addition, the newly created members’ union would not have bargaining rights with management and could only use its influence to impact work conditions.

However, the members’ union is just a stepping-stone for the UAW. UAW leadership also announced that they and the automaker reached a "consensus" and anticipate Volkswagen management will voluntarily recognize the UAW if they sign up a large enough portion of employees. Once that happens, the UAW would be able to negotiate a contract that would apply even to workers who oppose UAW representation.  


> Interview Trey Kovacs
 

CEI Podcast for July 10, 2014: The Wire Act and Online Gambling


Michelle Minton argues that the Wire Act applies only to interstate sports gambling, not online gambling as a whole. The Wire Act's 50-year history is on her side. Click here to listen.

 

Apply for CEI's Journalism Fellowship!
 

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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Sunday
May112014

Brown For US Senate - BROWN ON MCKINSEY SURVEY:"THREE-FOURTHS OF OBAMACARE SIGN-UPS WERE PREVIOUSLY INSURED"

MANCHESTER – Scott Brown issued the following statement today in response to a new survey from McKinsey & Company showing that 74% of Obamacare sign-ups were previously insured:
 
"A new report from the respected consulting firm McKinsey & Company reveals that three-fourths of Obamacare sign-ups were previously insured. This finding is consistent with what I have heard from middle-class citizens all across New Hampshire. Their old policies were cancelled and now they're paying more for new policies that contain mandated coverages they didn't ask for and don't need. These people are not 'misinformed,' as Senator Shaheen claims. For them, Obamacare isn't working. It needs to be repealed, and we should return to the states the freedom to come up with a plan that works for us."
Wednesday
Mar262014

ALG's Daily Grind - Bill Clinton questions international takeover of Internet 

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March 26, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds granted.

Bill Clinton and Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales question international takeover of Internet
Clinton: "A lot of the people who've been trying to take this authority from the United States wanted to do it for the sole purpose of cracking down on Internet freedom and limiting it."

Learning from extremists' tactics, job creators file a lawsuit against the federal government
On March 17, Oklahoma and the Domestic Energy Producers Alliance (DEPA filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of the Interior and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) alleging the agency "engaged in 'sue and settle' tactics when the agency agreed to settle a lawsuit with a national environmental group over the [Endangered Species Act] listing status of several animal species, including the Lesser Prairie Chicken."

Techdirt.com: Senator Schumer more or less admits his 'media shield' law won't protect actual journalists
"[L]ast week, the main author of the Senate's shield law, Senator Chuck Schumer, himself has admitted that he's not sure if his own law would protect Glenn Greenwald."

Hobby Lobby isn't today's most important case
Tuesday, all eyes will be on a high-profile Obamacare case before the Supreme Court. But just a few blocks away, a lower court will hear a lesser-known Obamacare case that could have a far greater impact on the future of the law.

Wednesday
Nov202013

NH GOP - Ground Zero 

Friend, 

I never thought I would say this - but The New York Times is right!

 

The fight to stop ObamaCare begins right here in the Granite State.

 

Can we count on you to join the fight by donating $100, $50, $25, or even just $10 today?

 

"millions of letters from insurance companies canceling individual policies" -NYT

 

As you read this email, 22,000 Granite Staters are reading cancellation notices for their insurance policies - all because of Jeanne Shaheen, Maggie Hassan, Carol Shea-Porter and Annie Kuster's support for President Barack Obama's big government healthcare experiment.

 

And the New Hampshire Republican State Committee is on the front lines of the fight to stop ObamaCare. You can count on us to expose Jeanne Shaheen, Maggie Hassan, Carol Shea-Porter and Annie Kuster for putting their liberal agenda ahead of New Hampshire families.

 

But we need your support of $100, $50, $25, or even just $10 to stop the Obama-Shaheen-Hassan-Shea Porter-Kuster team.

 

Are you in?

 

Thank you for all of your support, and if you haven't read the article yet, be sure to check it out here.

 

Sincerely,

 

Jennifer Horn

Chairman

New Hampshire Republican State Committee

 

P.S. - Read some more highlights from the article below and then join the NHGOP team by donating $100, $50, $25 or even just $10 today.

 

"three Democratic members of the congressional delegation are under serious threat because of the fumbled rollout of the health care law."

 

"For example, Anthem dropped not only Concord's hospital from its network but also Laconia's oncologists and cardiologists. Cancer patients in Laconia who purchase health plans through the health law will have to drive past two hospitals to get their chemotherapy in Manchester"

 

"Suddenly they must balance their loyalty to the White House with the needs of an angry constituency that has had to absorb some of the worst problems with the new law."

 

"Senator Jeanne Shaheen, a Democrat and a former governor of the state who is preparing for her first Senate re-election campaign, appears to be on her heels."

 

 

"I'm very proud that I voted for it." - Carol Shea-Porter

Friday
Nov082013

ALG - Upton's 'Keep Your Own Health Plan Act' is just cynical fluff 

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Nov. 7, 2013, Fairfax, Va.— Americans for Limited Government President Nathan Mehrens today issued the following statement on the announcement that the House of Representatives will vote on Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton's "Keep Your Own Health Plan Act":

"The House of Representatives plan to vote on legislation by Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton that would allow health insurance companies to have the option to continue to offer health care policies for another year is both bad policy and bad politics.

"The proposal is bad policy because it does not reflect the reality of shifting insurance pools due to the imposition of Obamacare and provides a false expectation among customers.  Congress waiving a magic wand and declaring that insurers can now offer existing insurance plans for another year that may or may not have the necessary customer base to support it does not solve the underlying problem caused by Obamacare.

"Worse, it allows those very Members of Congress who are responsible for the Obamacare disaster get to blame the health insurers for cancellations while offering false hope that Congress has taken a meaningful action.

"In the 'brave new world' of the politics of the possible, it is likely that shifting blame while not taking real action to stop the Obamacare train wreck, will be a popular solution.

"Those who vote for this political dodge should be ashamed of themselves for opting for political gamesmanship rather than re-opening the push for the real solution of repealing, defunding or delaying of the entire law.

"Americans for Limited Government urges a no vote on the Upton "Don't Blame Us" legislation.  It doesn't solve the problem of Obamacare caused health insurance cancellations, while crassly allowing Congress to point their fingers at the private health insurance industry for cancellations caused by the President's health care law."

To view online: http://getliberty.org/uptons-keep-your-own-health-plan-act-is-just-cynical-fluff/

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Americans for Limited Government is a non-partisan, nationwide network committed to advancing free market reforms, private property rights and core American liberties. For more information on ALG please visit our website at www.GetLiberty.org.