Daily Policy Digest

The ACA's Broken Promises

Have insurance premiums fallen by up to $2,500 for the typical family, as the president promised would happen under Obamacare? Nope. In reality, family premiums for employer-offered plans have increased by an average of nearly $3,500 since 2009...

Can Unions Use their Company Email for Union Business?

In 2007, the National Labor Relations Board ruled that employees did not have a right to use their employers' email systems to communicate with one another about ways to improve their working conditions...

Getting Rid of Double Taxation of Corporate Income

Tax experts often decry the "double taxation" of corporate income...

E-Cigarette Regulations Are Counterproductive

E-cigarettes can help smokers quit; between 7 and 20 percent of smokers have been successful in using e-cigarettes to quit their smoking habit...

Texas Lawmakers Should Stick to Policies of Growth

The state of Texas continues to outperform the other 49 states...

Will Congress Refuse to Fund the Risk Corridors?

The new Republican controlled Congress may refuse to fund the "risk corridors" program in the Affordable Care Act, which subsidizes unsuccessful insurance companies...

What Many Do Not Realize about Businesses and Taxes

Many people believe that corporations receive excessive amounts of tax breaks; in reality, it is individuals -- not corporations -- that receive the vast majority of tax breaks...

Medicare Paying for Unnecessary Drug Testing for Seniors

Medicare spent $445 million in 2012 to test for drug abuse among seniors, a 1,423 percent increase from five years earlier...

Solar Plant Asks Taxpayers for Money to Repay Taxpayers

The Ivanpah solar project took $1.6 billion in federal loan guarantees to construct a plant in the Mojave Desert...

Unemployment Falls, But Americans Are Still Unhappy

The major gains by Republicans in the House and the Senate last week indicate that Americans are unhappy with the state of economy. This was confirmed by exit polls, which found just 35 percent of voters believed the economy was getting better...


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