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Saturday
Oct042014

Brown For US Senate - BROWN VISITS VERANI REALTY, ADDRESSES CONCERNS ABOUT OBAMACARE'S MANDATES 

LONDONDERRY Today, Scott Brown continued his “Better Jobs For All” tour at Verani Realty Corporate Headquarters to discuss the challenges of Obamacare's employer mandate. 
 

“Obamacare's mandates are straining this business at many levels, from the administrative office to the self-employed agents,” said Brown. “I will vote to repeal Obamacare to eliminate uncertainty for small businesses and unleash New Hampshire's economy.  Granite Staters are disappointed that Jeanne Shaheen blindly voted for this bill despite the job-killing mandates and new taxes hurting New Hampshire families.”
 
Verani's administrative staff employs just under 50 people, and is concerned about expanding their staff due to Obamacare's upcoming employer mandate.  Under Obamacare, businesses with 100 or more full-time employees must offer health insurance or pay a $2,000 per employee penalty starting January 1, 2015.  This mandate will be extended to businesses with 50-99 employees in 2016. ​  Self-employed agents also disapprove of the government mandates in Obamacare which prohibits them from visiting the local Derry hospital, Parkland Medical Center, that is not included in the exchange.  Verani Realty is an area leader in real estate with 15 offices located in southern New Hampshire.  
 
“Obamacare is a major challenge to businesses like ours where we are trying to expand, create jobs and provide the people of our state with much needed services,” said Giovanni Verani, President of Verani Realty. “We appreciate Scott Brown coming here to discuss the need to repeal Obamacare and get rid of the regulatory uncertainty that comes with it.
Saturday
Oct042014

Cornerstone - Shaheen Planned Parenthood Rally 

Cornerstone Action

 Shaheen Rallies with President of Planned Parenthood
 
Concord N.H. October 3, 2014- Senator Jeanne Shaheen's appearance today with the President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Planned Parenthood Action Fund (their political arm) is an embarrassment to her New Hampshire constituents. Instead of rallying with PP, the Senator could have served the women of New Hampshire better by asking PP's representative a few questions.
 
Why did Planned Parenthood of Northern New England lobby so hard for a "buffer zone" law, knowing that the U.S. Supreme Court was about to rule on a similar Massachusetts law? Why did a PPNNE representative stand by Governor Hassan as she signed New Hampshire's buffer zone law AFTER the Supreme Court threw out the Massachusetts law on which the New Hampshire law is modeled? Why did PP put New Hampshire taxpayers on the hook for defending such a First Amendment violation? The Senator's concern for New Hampshire women apparently does not extend to according them freedom to witness peacefully outside abortion facilities.
 
Until this year's legislative session, Planned Parenthood resisted legislative attempts to mandate collection of abortion statistics. Gathering abortion statistics would not affect PP funding nor operations, but could provide valuable public-health insight.  
 
Why does Planned Parenthood go its own way in dispensing abortion-inducing drugs, rather than abiding by FDA protocols regarding how far into pregnancy such drugs should be used without danger to pregnant women? In extending the time of administration of the drug Mifeprex beyond the FDA’s recommended standard, Planned Parenthood is putting the health of women at risk.

Friday
Oct032014

CEI Today: Fannie Motors, Moody's public pensions report, Obamacare ruling, and more 

Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014
In the News Today

 

PUBLIC PENSIONS - IVAN OSORIO

Moody’s $2 Trillion Public Pension Shortfall Estimate Highlights Need for Better Pension Accounting Practices

 

In a new report, Moody’s estimates the nation’s largest pension funds face a $2 trillion taken together. That’s a lot of money. But as significant as the size of the deficit is Moody’s criticism of how many pension funds have been managed, and pension fund’s reporting of their own liabilities. > Read more


> Interview Ivan Osorio

 

FANNIE MOTORS - JOHN BERLAU

Washington Free Beacon: Subprime Loans Are Back Thanks to GM

 

The banks may enjoy short-sighted profits as more cars leave the lots, but the system could come crashing down if borrowers begin to default. The trend of risky lending practices began with bailed-out GM.
 

The increase in securitization has coincided with GM’s acquisition of AmeriCredit, one of the nation’s largest subprime auto lenders, which it renamed GM Financial (GMF).
 

“It’s becoming Fannie Motors,” said Competitive Enterprise Institute finance scholar John Berlau. “They’re still using our tax dollars to break into exotic and money-losing propositions from Chevy Volts to subprime loans, both of which could literally and figuratively blow up in their faces.” > Read more

> Interview John Berlau

 

OBAMACARE RULING - SAM KAZMAN  

 

A federal court in Oklahoma ruled on Tuesday that IRS subsidies under Obamacare are illegal in states that didn't set up exchanges. CEI general counsel Sam Kazman commented on the ruling:


"Today's ruling by the federal district court in the Oklahoma Obamacare case is extremely encouraging. We are also pleased the court cited the Jonathan Gruber video, which CEI played a large role in publicizing, featuring Gruber's admission that, under the Affordable Care Act as written, states opting out of coverage would not receive federal subsidies." 


> Interview Sam Kazman
 

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Journalist Carrie Sheffield Selected as CEI’s Warren T. Brookes Journalism Fellow

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Friday
Oct032014

ALG's Daily Grind - White House security under fire 

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Oct. 2, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds granted.

White House security under fire
Is presidential security adequate?

Are the dollar's days numbered?
Former Obama economist Jared Bernstein: "Dethroning 'king dollar' would be easier than people think." Really? A look at the decline of the dollar as the world's reserve currency.

Anderson: 60 percent of voters want Obamacare to be repealed
"A new poll finds that three-fifths of likely voters support the repeal of Obamacare."

Friday
Oct032014

CEI Today: Net neutrality misdeeds, a decline in driving?, and Obamacare to the Supreme Court? 

Friday, Oct. 3, 2014
In the News Today

 

DECLINE IN DRIVING? - MARC SCRIBNER

Is Driving to Work in Decline?

 

Between 2007 and 2013, the share of Americans driving to work alone actually increased. But over at The Washington Post's Wonkblog, urban affairs reporter Emily Badger has a post up on the recently released U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey 2013 commuting data. The title of the post, "The share of Americans driving to work is declining for the first time in decades," seems to suggest that a smaller share of commuters are driving themselves to work. > Read more


> Interview Marc Scribner

 

NET NEUTRALITY - RYAN RADIA

Computer World: FCC accused of helping net neutrality advocates file comments

 

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission engaged in the worst kind of "partisan politics" by working closely with net neutrality advocates to ensure their comments were filed with the agency, but not extending the same courtesy to the other side, a coalition of groups opposed to the regulations said in a sharply worded letter to the agency. > Read more


> Interview Ryan Radia

 

OBAMACARE IN COURT - SAM KAZMAN  

 

Indianapolis Star: Supreme Court could hear challenges to Obamacare


Sam Kazman, general counsel for the Competitive Enterprise Institute, which coordinated and funded the challenges from Virginia and D.C., said it would be better for the Supreme Court to settle the issue sooner rather than later. One reason is that the penalties for large employers that don’t offer health insurance to workers begin next year.


“You have literally millions of employees and thousands of employers who have to make plans based on that,” Kazman said. “The longer it is before we get a final resolution, the more those plans have been set and the more subsidies of questionable legality will have been distributed to people purchasing through the exchanges.” > Read more


> Interview Sam Kazman
 

More in the news...

 

Can Europe Move Past Its Economic Malaise?

Are Consumers Smart Enough to Understand Airline Ancillary Fees?

 

New Mexico Workers and Industry Would Benefit from Right to Work - See more at: http://workplacechoice.org/#sthash.04F3Iq2B.dpuf
 

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Journalist Carrie Sheffield Selected as CEI’s Warren T. Brookes Journalism Fellow

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