CEI Today: Obamacare in court, NLRB nominee, and America's credit rating

CEI Today: Obamacare in court, NLRB nominee, and America's credit rating

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October 21, 2013

OBAMACARE IN COURT - SAM KAZMAN

IRS Attempts to Impose Employer Mandate in States Outside Obamacare Exchanges

A federal judge will hear motions Monday on a lawsuit that challenges how the IRS will enforce the Affordable Care Act.

Plaintiffs in the lawsuit, in which CEI attorneys are assisting in coordinating, include a group of individuals and small business owners in six states who have sued over an IRS regulation imposed under the auspices of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that will subject them to a series of penalties and force them to cut back employees’ hours, even though they are located in states that have refused to set up their own insurance exchanges.

 

OBAMA NLRB NOMINEE - TREY KOVACS

Workplacechoice.org: Controversial NLRB General Counsel Nomination Vote Approaching

Now that the partial government shutdown is over, its back to business as usual. As such, the Senate will tackle the controversial nomination of Richard Griffin for general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board.

Griffin, the former general counsel of the International Union of Operating Engineers, was recently named as a defendant in a RICO lawsuit.

 

US CREDIT RATING - JOHN BERLAU

Fox Business: Has credit rating process become politicized?

Kroll Bond Rating Agency COO James Nadler and Competitive Enterprise Institute’s John Berlau on the potential political aspects to the ratings process.