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Wednesday
Dec112013

CEI Today: Online gambling, Obamacare marriage penalty, Internet taxes, and an NLRB ambush election

Tuesday, December 11, 2013
In the News Today

ONLINE GAMBLING - MICHELLE MINTON

The Hill: Billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson’s futile war on online gambling


Billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson is not known for modesty. So it was fitting the recent announcement of his plans to push for a federal online gambling ban is making headlines. Adelson, who said his “moral standards” compelled him to act, is launching an advocacy group, the Coalition To Stop Internet Gambling, to portray the activity as a threat to vulnerable populations such as low-income players and minors. Not only is he wrong, but his proposed ban would cause harm to the very groups he claims to want to protect. > Read more

 

> Interview Michelle Minton
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OBAMACARE MARRIAGE PENALTY - HANS BADER


Michael P. Tremoglie: Obamacare's Marriage Penalty


Being married is expensive - and not just for the usual reasons. According to the Competitive Enterprise Institute's Hans Bader - and others - it is an expensive proposition as far as the Affordable Care Act (ACA) premiums and taxes are concerned.


Bader maintains that there is a discriminatory treatment of married versus unmarried couples. For proof he cites the Kaiser Family Foundation's (KFF) ACA premium calculator.  > Read more

> Interview Hans Bader

MARKETPLACE FAIRNESS ACT - RYAN RADIA

One News Now: As year comes to end, debate goes on for Internet sales tax


Ryan Radia of the Competitive Enterprise Institute says he is very skeptical of the Marketplace Fairness Act. "It's an attempt to solve, I think, a legitimate issue but it's the wrong approach," says Radia. "It would, in many respects, create many new hassles and set a precedent for future taxing authority that goes beyond the borders of a jurisdiction.

"Even a small Internet seller could be subject to an audit by "any or all of those states" that have a sales tax, adds Radia.
> Read more


> Interview Ryan Radia

NLRB AMBUSH ELECTIONS - TREY KOVACS

Workplacechoice.org: NLRB Ambush Elections Coming Soon


Monday, the National Labor Relations Board’s savvy legal maneuver takes the labor agency one step closer to finalizing its ambush election regulation. > Read more

> Interview Trey Kovacs
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Saturday
Apr272013

CEI Today: Internet sales tax, Iron Man vs Musicians Union, and lessons from austerity

INTERNET SALES TAX - MICHAEL GREVE

Forbes: The Internet Sales Tax Reveals Its Foolish Head Yet Again


They’re at it again: On Monday, the U.S. Senate voted 74-20 to proceed with debate on the “Marketplace Fairness Act.”

But, so long as we live with state and local tax autonomy, neutrality is impossible. Any move in that direction—by means of destination taxation—will entail huge compliance costs.
  > Read the full commentary

> Interview an expert

IRON MAN & THE UNION - MATT PATTERSON

Workplacechoice.org: Iron Man vs. The Musicians Union


Can the Iron Avenger triumph over a new nemesis stalking his box office prospects? The American Federation of Musicians (AFM), it appears, is unhappy with Marvel Studios and its parent company Disney for using–gasp!–non-American musical talent to score their blockbuster hits Iron Man 3, and last year’s The Avengers. >Read more

> Interview Matt Patterson

 

AUSTERITY - MATTHEW MELCHIORRE

Investor's Business Daily: U.S. Should Copy Estonia, Which Made Austerity Work

Another month of disappointing job numbers is a painful reminder that the U.S. economy is struggling after almost five years of fiscal and monetary stimulus.

For a better way forward, let's look at Estonia, which took its medicine as soon as the global financial crisis broke. It cut government spending relatie to its pre-crisis level drastically — 2.8% in 2009 and 9.5% in 2010 — and is now one of Europe's fastest growing economies.
  > Read more

> Interview Matthew Melchiorre

 

April 25, 2013: Regulations Are Less Than Transparent


Every year, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) releases a report on the costs and benefits of the previous year’s new regulations. This year’s report was just released. Vice President for Policy Wayne Crews points out that the report ignores three quarters of all agencies and includes the costs of fewer than one half of one percent of last year’s regulations.


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Saturday
Apr272013

Josiah Bartlett Center - The Internet Sales Tax and Earth Day 

Weekly Update from the
Josiah Bartlett Center


Keeping you up to date on our latest research
on the issues impacting New Hampshire


Other states have always been annoyed by states like New Hampshire without a sales tax. Tax competition is distressing to the uncompetitive. But few tax grabs are as ill considered, unfair, and anti-competitive as the federal government’s attempt to impose a massive new internet sales tax. New Hampshire in particular needs to be careful. The new tax will lead to the elimination of the sales tax competitive advantage that is the foundation of our retail economy

Under the American tax system, states may apply taxes to entities with a physical presence (or “nexus”) in the state. It would of course be ridiculous to expect an orange grower in Florida to apply your state’s sales tax on fruit you buy on vacation or to exempt you if you came from a state with no sales tax. So, in general, one state’s tax collector has no authority to reach across state lines and regulate you from beyond the borders.
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NHOpenGov

Now nearly 3.5 Million State Transactions

Ever wonder how and where New Hampshire spends your tax dollars? Look no further than NHOpenGov.org, an open government project of the Center. We now have more than 3.5 Million transactions detailing how every last dollar was spent from the past 4 1/2 years. Help us find government waste! Click here to start looking.
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Markets Clean the Enviroment
It’s Earth Day, the environmental movement’s annual celebration of top-down environmental restrictions and reduced standards of living in the name of sustainability. A rather newer annual tradition is my post reminding you that free markets are a better, cheaper, faster way to clean up the environment, reduce future pollution, and protect endangered species than command and control methods... Click here to keep reading.
Saturday
Apr272013

CEI Weekly: What's Wrong With Internet Sales Taxes? 

April 26, 2013

 

 

Feature: The Senate considered the "Marketplace Fairness Act" this week. (Image: internetretailer.com)

 FEATURE: What's Wrong With Internet Sales Taxes?

 

This week, the Senate considered the Marketplace Fairness Act, a bill that would allow states to collect sales taxes from out of state retailers. Brick-and-mortar retailers think the bill would 'level the playing field' with Internet companies. But Michael Greve, chairman of CEI's board and a professor at George Mason Law, argues that the tax regime imposed by the bill would unfairly burden consumers and retailers. Read his Forbes op-ed here.

 

 

 

SHAPING THE DEBATE

 

E-Verify Mandate Is Costly For American Businesses and Workers

David Bier's CEI Web Memo

 

Unions Do Their Business on Unions' Dime

Trey Kovacs' op-ed in The Baltimore Sun

 

Brian McNicoll's op-ed in The Washington Examiner 
 
Marlo Lewis' op-ed in National Journal

 

Boxer's Claims on Behalf of EPA Nominee Don't Hold Water

Brian McNicoll's op-ed in The Daily Caller

 

Conservative Groups Weigh in on FCC Chairman Pick

CEI's citation in The Washington Post

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                     

 

CEI PODCAST

 

April 25, 2013: Regulations Are Less Than Transparent

 

Every year, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) releases a report on the costs and benefits of the previous year’s new regulations. This year’s report was just released. Vice President for Policy Wayne Crewspoints out that the report ignores three quarters of all agencies and includes the costs of fewer than one half of one percent of last year’s regulations. Even so, the reported costs are double the previous year’s.

 

Wednesday
Apr242013

NHGOP - SHAHEEN MISSES VOTE ON DISASTROUS SALES TAX BILL

Jeanne MIA On Vote Protecting NH From Online Sales Tax

 

Concord – New Hampshire Republican Party Chairman Jennifer Horn released the following statement today on Senator Shaheen missing an important vote yesterday on the federal sales tax bill (Roll Call Here).

“It is unacceptable for Senator Shaheen to miss a vote on legislation that will hurt consumers and burden businesses with onerous new regulations. Shaheen’s failure to stand up for New Hampshire by voting “no” on this motion is an insult to her constituents and a dereliction of her duties as an elected federal official. Granite Staters deserve a full and complete explanation from their senior senator about why she was unable to represent their interests on this important issue."

“Senator Shaheen has failed to actively oppose her party’s attempt to ram this devastating legislation through the Senate. For months, Shaheen has sat on her hands and refused to join Senator Ayotte in her fight to protect small businesses. Yesterday’s missed vote serves as another reminder that Jeanne Shaheen has been an unaccomplished and ineffective senator who has failed to provide any leadership for New Hampshire in Washington."