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Wednesday
Nov192014

ALG's Daily Grind - Obamacare's lies come crashing down 

6

Nov. 18, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds and cartoons granted.

Obamacare's lies come crashing down
Obamacare architect mocks the "stupidity" of American voters.

Cartoon: The brains of Obamacare
Obama plays dumb on who designed the health care law.

Obama cedes South Pacific to China
Micronesia suffers under Department of Interior mismanagement as China moves in.

Lifsher: California pension funds are running dry
The public pension time bomb in California is going off.

Monday
Nov172014

CEI Today: Obama's climate deal, Gruber's Obamacare, net neutrality, and Internet taxes 

Monday, Nov. 17, 2014
In the News Today

 


OBAMA'S CLIMATE DEAL WITH CHINA - WILLIAM YEATMAN


The Profound Political Illegitimacy of Obama’s Climate “Deal” with China

 

Regardless whether the President's much ballyhooed “deal” with China to mitigate climate change agreement has teeth, it enjoys zero political legitimacy. > Read more

> Interview William Yeatman

 

PELOSI & GRUBER ON OBAMACARE - JOHN BERLAU

Gruber’s “Speakola” Virus and Pelosi’s Selective Memory
 
 
Until very recently, one of the key sources that Obamacare supporters have relied on to establish that purpose are statements and writings by the key architects of the law. > Read more
 

NET NEUTRALITY - RYAN RADIA

Two views on danger of 'net neutrality'

If this is a free speech issue, says the Competitive Enterprise Institute's Ryan Radia, "it's not about speech being regulated by the government."
"It's about speech being regulated by private companies," Radia suggests. "If you build a network, you own it, you operate it and you decide that your policy will be just to allow certain types of messages. You should be free to do that. Of course your subscribers are free to choose who their provider is." >
Read more


> Interview Ryan Radia
 

TAXING THE INTERNET - RYAN RADIA & HANS BADER

 

Economic and Legal Problems with Internet Sales Taxes

CEI released a new study analyzing the economic downsides and legal problems with Internet sales taxes on the state and federal levels. With Congress poised to consider a similar tax in the Marketplace Fairness Act during this lame-duck session, lawmakers should preserve states’ rights to compete and not give into big-box retailers and their lobbyists. 
> Read more


> Interview an expert
 

Wednesday, November 19


Ridesharing in the District:
How the Nation’s Capital Is Regulating Drivers-for-Hire


Featuring CEI's Marc Scibner


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CEI President Lawson Bader

@libertynkilts

If it walks like a lame duck

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Monday
Nov172014

ALG's Daily Grind - GOP to push for short-term continuing resolution if Obama amnesty goes forward 

6

Nov. 14, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds and cartoons granted.

GOP to push for short-term continuing resolution if Obama amnesty goes forward
Without the power of the purse in hand, Republicans would have no way to fight against Obama's usurpation, granting amnesty to 4.5 million illegal immigrants. 

Time is up for wind production tax credits
A reasonable statement of belief that wind energy just needs a little help to get off the ground and become financially viable. And it was reasonable, in 1983, when it was made. 

Businesses are bracing for rush of pro-labor rulings
The National Labor Relations Board is expected to release a flurry of pro-labor decisions by mid-December, when Democrats could lose their majority on the federal agency.

Friday
Nov142014

CEI Today: Obama's climate change China Deal, Internet sales taxes, and more 

Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014
In the News Today

 

OBAMA'S CLIMATE CHANGE CHINA DEAL - MYRON EBELL & CHRIS HORNER

Ebell: It is not clear what President Xi’s commitment means, but President Obama’s signature on the deal has no legal force. And it will be up to future Presidents and Congresses after he leaves office in January 2017 to decide whether to require the emissions reductions agreed to.

 

Horner: This deal is the latest move by the president to circumvent congressional approval, in this case by using a ‘politically binding’ promise to others that he hopes make his EPA's rules untouchable here at home. > Read more


> Interview an expert
 

MARKETPLACE FAIRNESS ACT - RYAN RADIA & HANS BADER

 

Economic and Legal Problems with Internet Sales Taxes

CEI released a new study analyzing the economic downsides and legal problems with Internet sales taxes on the state and federal levels. With Congress poised to consider a similar tax in the Marketplace Fairness Act during this lame-duck session, lawmakers should preserve states’ rights to compete and not give into big-box retailers and their lobbyists.

 

The authors cite how the adoption of nexus taxes resulted in Overstock.com pulling out of its affiliate business in New York, while in North Carolina, many retailers cut ties with affiliate marketers in that state.

 

"Congress should reject legislation like the Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA) because it would take more money out of consumers’ pockets, discourage entrepreneurs, and harm small businesses. It would create a sales tax cartel punishing Internet retailers,” said CEI's Ryan Radia. > Read more

> Interview an expert
 

OBAMACARE & JONATHAN GRUBER - SAM KAZMAN

Obamacare: Cert Granted on Friday, and Gruber II on Saturday
 
Shortly after noon last Friday, the Supreme Court announced that it would review our Fourth Circuit Obamacare challenge, King v. Burwell. Saturday brought another surprise—yet another rediscovered Jonathan Gruber video:

And basically, call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever, but basically that was really, really critical to get the thing to pass.” So, the only way to get it to pass was to not call it what it was and to not let the American people know what it really was.
 > Read more


ROLL CALL
Q & A: Marc Scribner of the Competitive Enterprise Institute


Part One
& Part Two


Analyst Marc Scribner at the Competitive Enterprise Institute examines transportation policy from a staunchly pro-market standpoint. > Read the interview
 

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CEI President Lawson Bader

@libertynkilts
 

In memory of Gordon Tullock

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Friday
Nov142014

ALG's Daily Grind - Internet giveaway hangs in balance in December 

6

Nov. 13, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds and cartoons granted.

Internet giveaway hangs in balance in December
If the federal government is fully funded through fiscal year 2015 which ends on September 30, 2015, you can pretty much kiss Commerce Department oversight of the Internet governance goodbye.

From the battlefield to the oilfield, it is all about employing veterans
As troops return home, they face a new fight: finding a job in a competitive labor market that doesn't understand how their military experience translates into employees with discipline, organization, and motivation.

Obamacare Architect: "You are stupid!"
In a YouTube video from last October, Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber asserted "the stupidity of the American voter" enabled Obama and his allies to conceal the true cost of the socialized medicine monstrosity.

Feldman: Obama isn't in charge of net neutrality
FCC with Obama's blessing claims unilateral authority to change law and regulate broadband Internet as a utility.