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Friday
Aug012014

NHDP - Granite State Forward Hosts Senior-to-Senior Phone Banks Across Granite State on Medicare Anniversary 

As Medicare Turns 49, Volunteers Contacted Voters To Remind Them That Democrats Across The State Are Fighting To Protect Medicare and Social Security

 
Manchester, NH – Yesterday, the New Hampshire Democratic Party’s coordinated campaign, Granite State Forward, hosted several successful senior-to-senior phone bank events across the state in honor of the 49th anniversary of Medicare.
 
The phone banks featured New Hampshire seniors calling up other seniors to discuss what is at stake in the upcoming election, like preserving Social Security and Medicare and keeping health care and prescription drug costs down. Participants also generated support for Democratic candidates, including Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Governor Maggie Hassan, Congresswomen Annie Kuster and Carol Shea-Porter and the rest of the Democratic ticket.

“I want to help to ensure that we elect leaders with a proven record of protecting Medicare and Social Security so our seniors can retire with dignity and security,” said Barbara J. Jones, Enfield, 68. “That’s why I’m here today calling up my friends and neighbors and telling them why we should re-elect Senator Shaheen, because she and others are standing up for New Hampshire seniors and are committed to preserving Social Security and Medicare.”
 
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Friday
Aug012014

CEI Today: Obamacare on appeal, Operation Choke Point, crowdfunding, and more

Friday, August 1, 2014
In the News Today

 

OBAMACARE APPEAL - SAM KAZMAN

CEI.org: Supreme Court Review Sought in Obamacare Exchange Case


Thursday, attorneys in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit's Obamacare case, King v. Burwell, requested Supreme Court review of the ruling handed down last week. The case challenged an IRS rule that provided insurance premium subsidies to all states, regardless of whether or not those states chose to establish their own Obamacare insurance exchanges. > Read more

> Interview an expert

 

OPERATION CHOKE POINT - IAIN MURRAY


CEI.org: "Operation Choke Point" Targets Legal Businesses, Harms American Consumers

A new Competitive Enterprise Institute report digs into a campaign by federal regulatory agencies to shut down businesses that are politically disfavored but perfectly legal, under the pretext of preventing fraud. “Operation Choke Point targets perfectly legal industries by designating them high-risk, which in turn has a chilling effect on the willingness of banks to do business with them,” said Iain Murray, author of “Operation Choke Point: What It Is and Why It Matters.

> Interview Iain Murray

 

CROWDFUNDING BARRIERS - JOHN BERLAU

Forbes: SEC Crowdfunding Barriers At South By Southwest


The V2V conference also had a distinct focus on how the phenomenon known as “disruptive innovation” could itself be disputed by government red tape. Many panels discussed what happens when technologies in the age of apps come into conflicts with laws and regulation written before most folks had telephones.
> Read more

> Interview John Berlau

 

High Cost of Big Labor

The Unintended Consequences of Collective Bargaining

With high levels of unionization and no right-to-work laws, union presence has cost individuals more than $10,000 in income over the last 50 years. > Read more


 

See also:

An Interstate Analysis of Right to Work Laws
 
Understanding Public Pension Debt


 

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CEI President Lawson Bader

@libertynkilts
 

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General Counsel of @ceidotorg, Sam Kazman joins me Saturday to talk about the latest Obamacare court decisions.
 





 

Wednesday
Jul302014

CEI Today: Obamacare subsidies, EPA climate policy, and teacher union demands 

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
In the News Today

 

OBAMACARE ARCHITECT SAYS STATES LOSE SUBSIDIES

 Wall Street Journal Opinion: Gruber's Regrets

Competitive Enterprise Institute Associate Director of Technology Studies Ryan Radia on an ObamaCare architect’s damning admission about tax subsidies for state exchanges.  > View the interview

> Read more

 

> Interview an expert
 


EPA CLIMATE POLICY - WILLIAM YEATMAN

The Daily Signal:
Panel: Obama’s Emissions Regulations Mark ‘Unprecedented’ Executive Expansion

[CEI's William Yeatman says] that the power allotted to the EPA through its most recent rule was unintended by Congress. “[The rule] doesn’t have a clear congressional mandate—if anything I’d say all the evidence suggests the exact opposite, the Congress would have in no way intended this,” Yeatman said. “If Congress hasn’t enacted a climate policy, then why the heck is the EPA?” 
> Read more

> Interview William Yeatman


 

TEACHER UNION DEMANDS - TREY KOVACS

Workplacechoice.org: Kentucky Teachers Union Demands Pay Raise to Perform Union Business


Contract negotiations between Jefferson County Public Schools and its teachers union have hit an impasse. Union officials want more than the state-mandated 1-percent raise, which is all that JCPS has been willing to offer.
> Read more

> Interview Trey Kovacs
 

The High Cost of Big Labor - a three part series

An Interstate Analysis of Right to Work Laws
 
Understanding Public Pension Debt

 

Apply for CEI's Journalism Fellowship!
 

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Big government
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Tuesday
Jul292014

CEI Today: Obamacare confession, subprime auto loans, and Fidel Castro & global warming 

Monday, July 28, 2014
In the News Today

 

OBAMACARE ARCHITECT SAYS STATES LOSE SUBSIDIES

CEI.org: Obamacare Architect Admitted in 2012 States without Exchanges Lose Subsidies


Last week, an unprecedented circuit split emerged in Halbig v. Burwell and King v. Burwell over whether health insurance premium assistance is available in states that didn’t set up health insurance exchanges. Many commentators have since claimed that there’s no way Congress intended to deny premium assistance to residents of the 36 so-called “refusenik” states that have not set up their own health insurance exchanges.


But in January 2012, Jonathan Gruber—an MIT economics professor whom the The New York Times has called “Mr. Mandate” for his pivotal role in helping the Obama administration and Congress draft the Affordable Care Act—told an audience at Noblis that:


What’s important to remember politically about this is if you're a state and you don’t set up an exchange, that means your citizens don't get their tax credits—but your citizens still pay the taxes that support this bill.  > Read more
 

See also:


Wall Street Journal: ObamaCare's Insider Testimony;
An architect of the health law backs up the critics on subsidies.

CEI Podcast for July 24, 2014: Victory in Halbig v. Burwell

> Interview an expert
 

SUBPRIME AUTO LOANS - JOHN BERLAU

CEI.org: Subprime Auto Concerns Caused by Government Intervention


Should we worry about a crisis in subprime auto loans? That question has been asked in the financial media lately.


My answer is yes, with caveats. While there are important differences in the auto and mortgage markets, there are similar government interventions that have the potential to fuel a bubble in car loans the same way they did for home loans. > Read more

> See also: CNBC Raising the red flag on subprime auto loans

> Interview John Berlau
 


FIDEL CASTRO & GLOBAL WARMING - MARLO LEWIS

Globalwarming.org:
Wasted in Margarita Island: Hugo Chavez as Climate Action Hero (Some People Say There’s a Capitalist to Blame)

The top story in international climate news this week is the Margarita Declaration issued in the name of 130 ‘social’ (non-governmental) organizations participating in the July 15-18 Social Pre-COP meeting on Margarita Island, Venezuela. The groups don’t sign the document, so we don’t know which (or how many) of them actually endorse it. Basically it’s a rant demanding that ‘social’ organizations have more clout in climate treaty negotiations. The Margarita Declaration is an anti-Western harangue in the style of Fidel Castro.
> Read more

> Interview Marlo Lewis


 

The High Cost of Big Labor - a three part series

An Interstate Analysis of Right to Work Laws

 
Understanding Public Pension Debt

 

Apply for CEI's Journalism Fellowship!
 

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Friday
Jul252014

CEI Today: Obamacare typo?, the Ban Poisonous Additives Act, Uber politics, and more 

Thursday, July 24, 2014
In the News Today

 

WIN FOR OBAMACARE HALBIG LAWSUIT

USA Today: A victory for the rule of law

 

Some critics of the D.C. Circuit ruling argue that it's based on a glorified "typo." That's absolutely false. The state-federal distinction, as one judge pointed out at the court hearing, appears in the ACA seven times.

If that needs fixing, then it's up to Congress and only Congress to fix it. Those who claim this is a typo need to learn more about both the law and about typography. > Read more
 

> See also: WSJ Live: Competitive Enterprise Institute General Council Sam Kazman explains how a federal court justified the Obama Administration’s decision to subsidize federal health-care exchanges.
 


> Interview Sam Kazman

 

BAN POISONOUS ADDITIVES ACT - ANGELA LOGOMASINI

Forbes: Greens' Attempt To Ban Bisphenol A Will Endanger Public Health


Thanks to green alarmism, Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) recently introduced the “Ban Poisonous Additives Act of 2014,” which would eliminate the chemical Bisphenol A from food containers.  Applauding Markey’s bill, the Environmental Working Group exclaimed in a press statement: “Science shows that BPA is present in the vast majority of Americans and is harmful to human health.”

Yet the overwhelming body of science on BPA shows the exact opposite: BPA bans are not only unwarranted, but they are the real danger to public health.
> Read more

> Interview Angela Logomasini
 


UBER POLITICS - MARC SCRIBNER

CEI.org: Uber, Regulation, and Free Markets


Libertarians are justifiably excited about the prospects of ridesharing companies such as Uber and equally justified in their disgust of regulators intent on preventing the expansion of ridesharing services. However, supporting the regulatory accomodation strategy that Uber appears to have adopted and supporting free market policies are two very different things.
> Read more

> Interview Marc Scribner

 

The High Cost of Big Labor - a three part series

An Interstate Analysis of Right to Work Laws

 
Understanding Public Pension Debt

 

Apply for CEI's Journalism Fellowship!
 

CEI's Warren T. Brookes Journalism Fellowship is a one-year fellowship that aims to provide journalists the opportunity to improve their knowledge of free markets principles and limited government through interaction with CEI policy experts. > cei.org/warrenbrookes

 

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