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MAY 19, 2015

Two Things That Hurt: New CAFE Standards and the Obamacare Health Exchanges (Audio: Interview)


There's no sugarcoating how badly many of the state Obamacare exchanges have failed, and the problems are only just beginning, says IPI's Merrill Matthews in this interview with Washington DC radio host Don Kroah. Plus, a new draconian CAFE standard will only mean more high-priced, unsafe cars for US motorists. 

MAY 15, 2015

No, Mr. President, Health Care Costs Are Declining Because We Are Paying More (Audio: Interview)


The growth in health care spending has slowed down and President Obama wants you to know his health care law gets the credit. Or maybe the blame, because one reason for that slowdown is that you are spending more out of your own pocket, says IPI's Merrill Matthews to WAVA host Don Kroah. 

MAY 13, 2015

Irving Earthquakes, Tax Debate in the Texas Legislature (Audio: Interview)


IPI president Tom Giovanetti joins 660 AM The Answer host Mark Davis to discuss recent earthquakes in Irving and what may be at "fault," such as seismic activity or issues related to high powered wastewater disposal from drilling. Plus, as the Texas Legislature winds down, which tax cutting measures should win out: property tax cuts or sales tax cuts? 

MAY 5, 2015

A Bipartisan, Achievable Reform To Protect Digital Privacy (Audio: Interview)


In this interview with KMED’s Bill Meyer, IPI president Tom Giovanetti discusses how, unlike the Patriot Act, reforming ECPA is bipartisan and noncontroversial, and deserves to be an absolute priority. 

MAY 4, 2015

Two-Thirds of Obamacare Recipients Have to Repay Subsidies (Audio: Interview)


If you received help to buy an Obamacare health plan, odds are you had to pay some it back. H&R Block says two-thirds of its customers had to pay back an average of $750. Merrill Matthews discusses how this surprise isn’t the only one coming for many. 

APRIL 22, 2015

Texas’ HB 40 Reins in Local Tyranny (Audio: Interview)


A bill working through the Texas Legislature, HB 40, is a positive step toward making sure that rule of law, not majority tyranny, governs municipal rule-making. Tom Giovanetti discusses with 660 AM The Answer’s Mark Davis. 

APRIL 21, 2015

Virtually All Your Digital Life Is Subject To Warrantless Search, Seizure (Audio: Interview)


Updating the 1986 Electronic Communications Privacy Act for the Internet Age shows Americans that Congress is not only sensitive to our privacy concerns but is willing to prioritize our Fourth Amendment protections. Tom Giovanetti discusses with Washington DC radio host Don Kroah of WAVA-FM.

APRIL 16, 2015

Congress Must Update ECPA for Digital Age (Audio: Interview)


In an interview with Wisconsin's Vicki McKenna, IPI president Tom Giovanetti discusses the critical need to update the 1986 Electronic Communications Privacy Act for today's digital age to protect Americans' Fourth Amendment rights.

APRIL 9, 2015

IPI Podcasts: Texas Isn't As Free Market As It Thinks


What? You can't buy a Tesla directly from the manufacturer? You can't buy liquor from a publicly traded company? From liquor codes to car sales regulations, there are some nonsensical laws on the books in Texas that ought to be eliminated. 

APRIL 9, 2015

Administration Misled Federal Judge on Executive Amnesty (Audio: Interview)


While the White House is downplaying a federal judge’s decision Tuesday night to keep in place a hold on President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty order, IPI's Merrill Matthews said he’s not surprised by the latest ruling. In this interview with World News Group's Jim Henry, Matthews said the administration misled the judge about accepting amnesty applications before the hold order went into effect.

 

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