Cybersecurity Executive Order

In his State of the Union address last night, President Obama announced the signing of the long anticipated executive order on cybersecurity. The order marks a major step in the administration’s attempt to shore up the nation’s technology security amidst growing international threats from countries like China and Iran. Although the new cybersecurity measures would […]

ACI Op-ed in the Huffington Post: Obama’s Recession

A Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report predicts the nation could slide into a recession, if the economy is allowed to “go over” the fiscal cliff.  However, not fixing the problem correctly could do the same. In the closing days of the year, less attention has focused on the pending increases in investment taxes, which are […]

President Wants Choice and Competition?

The front page of the Washington Post (8/17/2009) reports: White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said on CBS’s “Face the Nation” that Obama “will be satisfied” if the private insurance market has “choice and competition.” ACI wants increased choice and competition too; and so do consumers, according to recent survey data.  Consumers believe that increased competition would reduce […]

Cash for Clunkers May Not Benefit Consumers or the Environment

Subsidy Could Harm Consumers and May Not Save Energy   President Obama has signed into a law a program to stimulate new car purchases and take old gas guzzlers off the road.  The program, referred to as Cash for Clunkers, would give new car buyers a rebate worth thousands per vehicle, when they trade in an […]

Broadband Tax Relief Will Contribute Substantially to Efforts to Create Jobs

Details of President-elect Obama’s stimulus package are not known, but its general focus on creating jobs is coming increasingly clear. He recently characterized the package in part as: “…a two-year, nationwide effort to jump-start job creation in America.” It has been reported that the president-elect has directed his economic team “to come up with an […]