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Wednesday
Apr082015

CEI Today: Retirement reform & Obamacare, White House petition, union subsidies 

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
In the News Today

 

OBAMACARE + RETIREMENT REFORM? - JOHN BERLAU

 

IBD: ObamaCare Is Worst Possible Model For Retirement System Reform
 
Given the political fallout from ObamaCare — with stories of patients losing access to their doctors and choices of medical services — one would think the Obama administration would be wary of using medical analogies to sell another industry overhaul.
Yet in recently unveiling the Department of Labor's revised "fiduciary rule" governing 401(k)s and individual retirement accounts, top administration officials repeatedly invoked the doctor-patient relationship. > Read more
 


PETITION THE WHITE HOUSE - MICHELLE MINTON


White House Petition Asks President to Veto of Online Gambling Ban
 

A week after members of Congress debated a bill that would forbid states from legalizing online gambling, the Poker Players Alliance have issued a petition asking the White House to veto the measure. In order to receive a response from the White House the petition must receive 100,000 signatures by May 2. 
 
Despite having legal and effectively regulated online gambling in America for more than two years, some in Congress insist that allowing states to legalize and regulate the activity is too dangerous for America. > Read more


> Interview Michelle Minton 


UNION SUBSIDIES - TREY KOVACS 

 

Washington Teachers’ Union Boss Compensation Not Unusual
 

A recent article in the Yakima Herald-Republic describes a union subsidy, which pays 75 percent of the teachers’ union president’s salary, as “unusual.” Unfortunately, that is far from the case, and similar compensation packages are common across the country at every level of government. > Read more


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The Man Who Brought Obamacare Back to the Supreme Court

 
 


KING v BURWELL

3 Things 
You Should Know

 


 


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Friday
Apr032015

Watchdog - Did you know you're supporting six-figure union salaries?  

 

Broadband by bureaucrats: High costs of high-speed failure

 
Building and operating a broadband network at taxpayers’ expense may sound like the cool thing to do these days, but citizens should look at the price tag of similar outfits in other places before heading to the register.
 
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Vermont House approves forced consolidation of school districts
 
Despite one lawmaker’s valiant effort to preserve local control over schools, the Vermont House voted to force districts to merge into 1,100-student pre-K-12 education systems.
 
 

 

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Up, up and away: Mississippi’s Kemper Project costs increase by another $9 million
 
Costs for the controversial "clean coal" Kemper Project power plant have increased by another $9 million, according to the latest quarterly filing, raising the total cost to $6.2 billion.
 
Thursday
Apr022015

CEI Today: Chemical safety, religious freedom, and the UN climate plan 

Thursday, April 2, 2015
In the News Today

 

CHEMICAL SAFETY - ANGELA LOGOMASINI

TSCA Reform Debate Is Not about Public Safety

 

At recent hearings on the the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (S. 697), senators, environmental activists, and local government officials claimed that the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) law is not sufficient protect public health. As I have argued before, that’s certainly not the case.
 
There may be an economic reason to reform this law—to preempt a growing patchwork of nonsensical state-level consumer product regulations—but there’s no legitimate “safety” reason for reform. > Read more


> Interview Angela Logomasini
 


MEDIA REPORTING ON RELIGIOUS FREEDOM LEGISLATION - HANS BADER 

 

Anti-Business Myths Pervade Reporting on Religious Freedom Legislation
 

In reporting on the Indiana legislation, many media sources have erroneously suggested that it is somehow radical to give rights to businesses or corporations (as opposed to individuals) and that such legislation would be unprecedented in allowing religious freedom to be asserted as a defense to a lawsuit by a private person.
 
Press coverage has also often falsely implied that religious-freedom legislation gives religious businesses a broad right to discriminate against gays and lesbians, when in fact no such right has ever been recognized under the similar legislation that already exists at the federal level and in many states. > Read more

UN CLIMATE PLAN - MYRON EBELL

 

President Obama's UN Climate Plan Ignores American People and Congress
 
Myron Ebell of the Competitive Enterprise Institute responded to the Obama Administration’s submission of its intended nationally-determined contribution (INDC) to the United Nations:
 
“President Obama has pursued his domestic climate agenda without trying to build support for it with the American people or in Congress, and today’s INDC submission is no different." > Read more
 
 

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Tuesday
Mar312015

CEI Today: Suing McDonald's, King v Burwell, greenhouse gas emissons, and more 

Monday, March 30, 2015
In the News Today

 

KING V. BURWELL - LAWSON BADER
 

Reason TV: The Man Who Brought Obamacare Back to the Supreme Court
 
Lawson Bader, president of the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), the organization behind the latest Supreme Court challenge to President Obama's signature health care law, sat down with Reason TV's Nick Gillespie to discuss King v. Burwell, how Obamacare could "implode" if the court agrees with CEI's interpretation of the law, and his prediction on how the justices will rule. > View the Reason TV interview

> Interview Lawson Bader

 

JOINT EMPLOYER PROBLEMS - ALOYSIUS HOGAN

 

Suing McDonald's
 
Today, the National Labor Relations Board commences over sixty consolidated lawsuits by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and union front groups such as the Fast Food Workers Committee against McDonald’s. The suits claim franchisor McDonald’s USA and certain franchisees jointly employed and retaliated against protesting workers. If the government forces this new "joint employer" status on employers, it would have a huge impact not just on employers but consumers, small business entrepreneurs, labor union power, and litigation, says CEI labor policy expert Aloysius Hogan.
 
 
 

GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS 

 

Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Climate Change Effects
 

The Competitive Enterprise Institute, on behalf of 14 other pro-market organizations, last week submitted a joint comment letter critiquing on the Counsel for Environmental Quality’s proposal to require a National Environmental Policy Act analysis of project-related greenhouse gas emissions and climate change effects. > Read the letter


ARESENIC IN WINE - ANGELA LOGOMASINI

Arsenic in Wine: Dangerous or Beneficial?

Arsenic levels in wine are still too low to have any significant adverse impacts, and ironically, such small amounts might even have health benefits.
 > Read more


> Interview Angela Logomasini 
 

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KING v BURWELL

3 Things 
You Should Know

 


 


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Tuesday
Mar312015

CEI Today: Labor union lawsuits, Obama's GROW AMERICA Act, credit card interchange fees, and more 

Tuesday, March 31, 2015
In the News Today

 

LABOR UNION LAWSUITS - ALOYSIUS HOGAN

 

Suing McDonald's
 
Today, the National Labor Relations Board commences over sixty consolidated lawsuits by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and union front groups such as the Fast Food Workers Committee against McDonald’s. The suits claim franchisor McDonald’s USA and certain franchisees jointly employed and retaliated against protesting workers. If the government forces this new "joint employer" status on employers, it would have a huge impact not just on employers but consumers, small business entrepreneurs, labor union power, and litigation, says CEI labor policy expert Aloysius Hogan.
 
 


OBAMA'S GROW AMERICA ACT - MARC SCRIBNER

Administration's GROW AMERICA Act 2.0 Mixes Bad with Good

 

The administration’s GROW AMERICA 2.0 proposal isn’t all bad. In fact, it contains two very smart elements that Congress should attach to their own reauthorization package.
 

First, the administration proposal would repeal the current prohibition on states tolling their own Interstate segments. Second, the current cap on tax-exempt private activity bonds, which bring financing parity to infrastructure development by allowing the private sector to take advantage of similar debt instruments as the public sector, would be raised from $15 billion to $19 billion. > Read more


> Interview Marc Scribner
 


CREDIT CARD 'INTERCHANGE' FEES - IAIN MURRAY 

 

International Panel Outlines Problems with EU Interchange Fee Regulation
 

Interchange fees are the fees levied by banks and payments card networks from merchants and vendors when a consumer uses a payment card to purchase a good or service. The proposed EU regulation will cap these fees. ​The experience from the US suggests that these rules will be costly to the people of Europe, and especially to people on minimum wage who find it hard to afford bank fees already. > Read more

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