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CEI Today: Farewell to Leonard Liggio, Obamacare & affordability, hate speech, and more 

Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014
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CNBC: Obamacare and affordability—not as connected as you think

Neither the ACA nor the administration's implementation of it supports the notion that "affordability" trumps other aspects of the law, even when the administration could have chosen to promote affordability instead, as the four examples below indicate. 
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> Interview Tom Haynes, founder and president of TBP Solutions, a health-care insurance broker. Haynes is also a board member at the Competitive Enterprise Institute.


CNSNews: Most Democrats Back ‘Hate Speech’ Ban in Poll;
Conservatism Equated with Hate
51 percent of Democrats support banning “hate speech,” while only 21 percent oppose such a ban, in a recent You.Gov poll.  This is disturbing because to many liberals, commonplace conservative views qualify as “hate speech.”  > Read more

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Guinta For Congress (CD1) - Working Families Shunned by ObamaCare  

Study Explains why Granite Staters are Waking Up in a Cold Sweat to More ObamaCare Nightmares

MANCHESTER – According to a new study published by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, ObamaCare will reduce the nationwide weekly employment rate “by slightly more than 3 percent, or about 4 million full-time-equivalent workers.”  Women specifically will bear the brunt of this reduction in the workforce.  

The study claims that ObamaCare creates strong disincentives to work, and the law’s tax penalties creates an unintended consequence where working part-time will yield more disposable income than working full-time.

ObamaCare will also “push more women than men into part-time work,” according to Casey Mulligan, study author and professor of economics at the University of Chicago. “Because a greater percentage of women work just above 30 hours per week, it is women who will be more likely to drop to part-time work” – which the law defines as less than 29 hours per week.

Frank Guinta released the following statement:

“Congresswoman Shea-Porter’s blind support for ObamaCare continues to create nightmares for Granite Staters. The disastrous health care law has already devastated the middle-class and has played a central role in creating a climate where fewer Americans are working than at any time since 1978. Granite Staters want a health care system that works for the middle-class and reduces costs while increasing access to good quality, health care.  The Congresswoman’s partisan, knee-jerk support for ObamaCare is hurting the very people she purports to support.  I will work to replace ObamaCare with market based solutions that puts you in charge, not a bureaucrat in Washington.”


Daily Signal - Thanks to Obamacare, Health Costs Soared This Year 

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October 13, 2014

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Thanks to Obamacare, Health Costs Soared This Year

Daily Policy Focus: Many lessons can be learned from the first year of Obamacare. Here are three of the most important.

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How Gun Groups Are Trying to Influence Midterm Races

Some prominent organizations focusing on firearms are locked and loaded this election cycle, shelling out millions in hopes of influencing voters before they head to the polls Nov. 4.

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Want an Economic Boost? Let's Kill the Death Tax

Death and taxes are two of life’s certainties, but the tax on death itself should certainly be eliminated.

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CEI Today: Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber, EPA's lost messages, BPA researcher bias, credit card interchange fees, and more 

Friday, Oct. 10, 2014
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Where in the World is Jonathan Gruber?


The government’s opposition to Supreme Court review of [a major legal challenge to Obamacare, King v. Burwell], filed last Friday made the expected no-need-to-rush arguments about why the Court should wait until the D.C. Circuit finished its en banc review of Halbig v. Burwell. But what stands out is what the brief did not do. It did not mention MIT Professor Jonathan Gruber, one of Obamacare’s chief architects, at all. Gruber has been cited in every single previous government brief in King, and in the government’s major filings in Halbig. But in this latest document Gruber is gone. > Read more

> Interview Sam Kazman


The Blaze: EPA Says It Can’t Recover Thousands of Texts Wanted in Freedom of Information Lawsuit

“The destruction of records is a criminal offense, a felony, with up to three years, which is why EPA is saying strange things like there is no evidence any records have been destroyed in the cyber-bonfire,” said Chris Horner, attorney and senior fellow for CEI. > Read more

> Interview Christopher Horner


BPA Research Funding Linked to Researcher Bias?

The number of studies that have appeared in the news during recent years on the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) is staggering. Few substances undergo such scrutiny. So why BPA? Congress has poured millions of dollars ($170 million since 2000) into BPA research for what amounts to little more than a witch hunt.> Read more

> Interview Angela Logomasini


Interchange Fee Caps Benefit Large Retailers at Consumer Expense


Surprise! Price controls lead to unintended consequences—including transfers of wealth to parties who lobbied for those controls.

That’s the actual – and unsurprising – result of the an amendment to the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial reform bill, sponsored by Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) that caps fees charged by banks for payment cards, mainly debit and credit cards. > Read more

> Interview John Berlau



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ALG's Daily Grind - A Republican rout in the Senate?  


Oct. 9, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds granted.

A Republican rout in the Senate?
An unpopular president in his sixth year in office typically does not do well in the midterms, anyway, but 2014 on paper has all the makings of a rout. A look into some of the key races.

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Predicted failure of Obamacare co-ops
The first shoe to drop in an impending Obamacare funding grant scandal was heard in New York this week, where the Freelancers Union, which received a $340 million health insurance co-op grant from the Administration in 2012, announced that they were no longer going to provide health insurance.

Karlgaard: America's missing wealth
Study: "[I]t's been runaway federal regulation that's crimped U.S. growth by the year and utterly smashed it over two generations."