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DECEMBER 14, 2014

Will This Year's Tax Free Online Purchases Be Your Last? (Audio: Interview)


On WGTK's Joe Elliott Show, Merrill Matthews discusses the latest on the ill-named Marketplace Fairness Act and where it may stand if the cromnibus spending bill passes. Plus, what's next for Obama's calls for more onerous net neutrality regulations, as well as the latest on the administration's transferring control of the Internet root zone functions over to some yet-to-be-determined multi-stakeholder organization.

DECEMBER 12, 2014

ObamaCare Enters the Terrible Twos (Audio: Interview)


As ObamaCare enters its second year, Merrill Matthews discusses with WGTK host Joe Elliott what you should expect as more policies are cancelled from ineligibility and the sticker shock of skyrocketing premium and deductible costs. 

DECEMBER 12, 2014

Temp Agency Nation? (Audio: Interview)


Well, at least one industry is thriving under Obamacare: companies that provide temporary services. While the "part-timing of America" is a problem, the bigger issue is the number of people being pushed into, or stuck in, temporary work, often managed by temp agencies. Merrill Matthews discusses with KMED's Bill Meyer. 

DECEMBER 9, 2014

Terrorism Insurance Congressional Showdown Threatens Super Bowl (Audio: Interview)


IPI’s Tom Giovanetti explains to Lars Larson that since a post-9/11 economy faces increased risk from terrorism, TRIA reauthorization should be a priority for action before close of Congress. And if the bill expires, events such as the Super Bowl are at risk. 

DECEMBER 3, 2014

Obama's Biggest Transfer Scheme Yet (Audio: Interview)


Obama's newly legalized workers will impose a fiscal crisis for Social Security and Medicare. Merrill Matthews explains with WTMA's Tara Servatius. 

DECEMBER 2, 2014

Amnesty: The New Fiscal Nightmare (Audio: Interview)


How much does the president’s amnesty for illegal immigrants really cost the country? Merrill Matthews discusses with nationally syndicated Radio America host Roger Hedgecock. 

NOVEMBER 24, 2014

Obama’s Immigration Action Imposes Significant Financial Burden On States


Merrill Matthews joins 660 AM The Answer’s Mark Davis to review President Obama’s immigration amnesty plan and discuss how states will have standing to lead the legal fight against it. 

NOVEMBER 20, 2014

“No One Knows Why Obama Thinks He Has The Power To Do This"


Merrill Matthews talks with WFTL's Joyce Kaufman about the president’s amnesty plan, Jonathan Gruber’s inflammatory statements on the “stupidity of the American public”, as well as the president’s threats to veto legislation on the Keystone XL. 

NOVEMBER 11, 2014

Obama Calls For Aggressive Internet, ISP Regulations


Ted Cruz calls it “Obamacare for the Internet.” IPI president Tom Giovanetti joins 660 AM The Answer’s Mark Davis to take listener calls and discuss President Obama’s urging the FCC to enforce the most aggressive and onerous kind of net neutrality regulations for the Internet, even to the extent of treating ISPs as utility companies.

NOVEMBER 7, 2014

President Obama Loses His Human Shield; Now What? (Podcast)


Under Senator Harry Reid, the U.S. Senate virtually stopped functioning—no hearings, no legislation, and no budget. But now with a Republican majority approaching in January, IPI's Tom Giovanetti and Merrill Matthews, Ph.D. discuss what’s next for a lame-duck Senate, especially for legislation such as the Internet Tax Freedom Act, the Marketplace Fairness Act, and the tax extenders. And what may the new Republican-led Senate attempt to accomplish in Obama’s final two years?

 

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