The following is a statement by Dr. Krisztina Pusok, Director of Research and Public Policy, regarding the Senate Bill 2878, also cited as the Facial Recognition Technology Warrant Act of 2019: ”The American Consumer Institute applauds the introduction of the Facial Recognition Technology Warrant Act of 2019 (S. 2878) sponsored by Senator Lee and Senator […]
You can’t have your cake and eat it too. Recently, presidential candidate Mayor Pete Buttigieg joined a rally in San Francisco to support Assembly Bill 5 (AB5), which would transition drivers from “contractor” to “employee” status. Despite his criticism of Uber and Lyft, Buttigieg’s staff have already spent $9,000 on the services in the first […]
Montana’s House Bill 617 is a case of government over-regulation. It interferes with private contracts, will raise costs for Montana automobile purchasers, and it puts consumers private data in jeopardy – all with no evident benefit to Montana citizens. Consumers deserve better. The letter is available here.
Dear Speaker Ryan and Chairman Brady: On behalf of the undersigned organizations, we write in support of House passage of Tax Reform 2.0. This proposal is split into three pieces of legislation: H.R. 6760, the Protecting Family and Small Business Tax Cuts Act, H.R. 6757, the Family Savings Act, and H.R. 6756, the American Innovation […]
Senators Klobuchar, Warner and McCain have endorsed the Honest Advertising Act (HAA) to address advertising practices in digital social media that currently allow foreign interference in our elections. Indeed, it appears that Russia used trolls to attack the character of some election candidates, to spread “fake news,” and to foment social divisiveness on some issues. […]
Imagine an instance where McDonald’s was mandated to purchase fries from Burger King – or GM was required to buy auto parts from Ford. Intuitively and economically, this does not make sense. Yet, that is exactly what the legislature is trying to do in Pennsylvania. The two parties in question though do not make fries […]
Last week, Steve Pociask testified at a North Carolina Legislative Committee hearing on Auto Insurance and was quoted by a North Carolina News Network — LINK HERE.
The TC Palm op-ed, written by ACI President Steve Pociask, ran on Thursday, January 12, 2012 and can be viewed here.
The Federal Credit Reform Act of 1990 (FCRA) may sound righteous, but it contains a scam costing consumers a pile of money. The FCRA forces the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) to assume that loans made directly by the government earn huge profits (called “savings”) without provision that such estimates could be wrong. Congress likes this […]
The subject of digital goods and services taxation will likely resurface in the Congress as soon as the debt ceiling is handled. Digital goods include music, videos, games, ringtones, electronic books and others. Digital services would include tax prep, stock trades, streaming content, and more. A bill that would handle this (The Digital Goods and […]