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Robin from Dallas Tweets on our conference call today: "US Chamber threatened not 2 run truth aware ads on #Health Care Reform.
At a press event this morning Dr. Marty Regalia was asked if he agrees with Douglas Holtz-Eakin that a payroll tax holiday would have made a more effective stimulus, he answers in the clip below, then talks about tax policy and income inequality.
Here is a copy of a letter in which a Teamster pension manager writes (my emphasis throughout):
In an op-ed in The New York Times today, Richard Posner calls the administration’s financial overhaul plan "premature, overambitious, obsessed with reorganization, [and] afflicted by Roosevelt envy." He says regulators failed to prevent the financial collapse not because they lacked adequate powers but because they lacked information, a culture of inquiry, and a contingency plan.
The Politico Pulse reported this morning that:
As I posted earlier, today we petitioned the EPA for an "on the record" formal hearing, before a neutral party, to openly review the data the agency is using to justify its endangerment proposal. If this is the greatest issue of day*, we surely need overwhelming transparency on the science. So what do we have now? Bill Kovacs explains below -- our comments, the petition, and supporting documentation are here.
Over the last 6 years, the Labor Department took several important steps to improve the financial disclosure rules that apply to labor unions. The newest round of improvements was finalized in January and was set to be implemented early this year. However, one of the first acts of the new administration was to delay the effective date of the latest enhanced disclosure requirements and now the Labor Department has proposed repealing these revisions altogether.
As Dow Jones Newswires reports, today the U.S. Chamber will:
Christopher Guith talks below about the importance of nuclear power and how it must be part of our nation's energy plan. Learn more at the Institute for 21st Century Energy.
We get emails. In this one Susan writes: "What do you have to say now that Beijing has ordered 'Buy China'? Anything?"
First some background, courtesy of the FT last week:
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