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H. Sterling Burnett: Environmental Impacts of the Cromnibus Bill

ECN PODCAST - Director of Communications, Jim Lakely, and Managing Editor of Energy and Environment News, H. Sterling Burnett, talk about the recently passed Cromnibus bill and how it effects environmental policy in today's podcast.

Ryan Radia: The Economic Impacts of the Marketplace Fairness Act

BTN PODCAST - Competitive Enterprise Institute Associate Director of Technology Studies Ryan Radia joins The Heartland Institute’s Budget and Tax News managing editor Jesse Hathaway to talk about the Marketplace Fairness Act, a proposed “Internet sales tax” receiving heated debate during the recently concluded past session of Congress. Had the Marketplace Fairness Act been passed into law, Radia explains, consumers and small business owners would have been impacted greatly by the bill, as it would have enabled governments to collect taxes from citizens otherwise outside of their jurisdiction. Radia also explains what 2015 may hold for this “zombie idea,” cautioning that state governments may attempt to implement this tax scheme through other means.

Chris Jacobs: America Next's plan to replace Obamacare

HCN PODCAST - Chris Jacobs, policy director of America Next, discusses the think tank’s market-based proposal for what Congress should pass to replace Obamacare. The key elements of the America Next plan are simplified tax credits that can be used to purchase coverage, and elimination of federal mandated benefits that drive up health insurance premiums.

Seton Motley: How Title II classification Could lead to Internet Tax

ITN PODCAST - Jim Lakely, communications director at The Heartland Institute and co-director of Heartland's Center on the Digital Economy, talked with one of the best free-market tech experts in Washington: Less Government President Seton Motley, who also happens to be a policy advisor to Heartland. Jim and Seton talked about the FCC's attempt to reclassify the Internet under title II. This would, among other things, potentially open the door to a web version of the Universal Service Fund, which could mean Internet taxes are just around the corner.

Phil Kerpen: Fight the EPA's attempts to impose greenhouse gas emission

ECN PODCAST - Phil Kerpen, president of American Commitment discusses a coalition letter that he recently circulated and Heartland signed onto, encouraging states to fight the EPA's attempts to impose greenhouse gas emission reductions on the states. He argues that the EPA because does not have the authority to impose the regulations on the states, it is trying through threats to get the states to adopt their own cap-and-trade or other CO2 restricting policies. The EPA is saying to the states, do what we want or else we will impose worse policies on you. However, Phil shows that the EPA's threats are hollow.

Jessica Sena: Sierra Club's most deceptive videos ever made on Fracking

ECN PODCAST - Heartland Institute Research Fellow Isaac Orr and Jessica Sena discuss a new Sierra Club video "Fracking 101," which by many accounts is one of the most deceptive videos ever made on the topic.
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