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  • Monthly Archives: October 2008

    Fannie, Freddie, and The Center for American Progress

    Desperate to defend the incoming corporate-socialist order, the Center for American Progress again defended Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac after Wednesday’s presidential debate. CAP’s Wonkroom notes that John McCain accused Fannie and Freddie of causing the current financial crisis and then offers the following refutation: As McClatchy reported this week … More

    The Annotated Presidential Debate

    Over the course of three presidential debates, John McCain and Barack Obama have tackled many policy issues — but often in the form of sound bites without much context or detail. Enter a project called VoterWatch. By making it easy to annotate video with its interactive media player, VoterWatch allows … More

    There’s No Such Thing as a Free Lunch (or Health Care)

    The news from Hawaii that the state is ending its experiment in universal health coverage for children may well be the timely warning that Washington needs to avert bankruptcy. Hawaii has learned what some have known all along–that the cost of free care is unaffordable. The AP reports: “People who … More

    Defending Joe's Right to Earn a Living

    The left is in full attack mode against Joe the Plumber. The leftist website Daily Kos has even posted his home address (and, mistakenly, even the home address of his ex-wife). Now the plumber’s union in Toledo, Ohio, is moving to put him out of business. Joe’s crime? He doesn’t … More

    Morning Bell: Do You Trust Congress to Compete Fairly?

    The federal government’s decision to become both a market player and regulator in U.S. residential real estate was a major cause of the financial crisis. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, using their government-given advantages (including lower capital requirements, guaranteed access to federal credit, and a federal guarantee of their debt), … More

    Joe the Plumber's $10K Tax Hike

    Courtesy of William Warren, Americans for Limited Government Americans for Tax Reform has run the numbers for Joe Wurzelbacher. Under the tax plan offered by Barack Obama, the country’s most famous plumber would pay $10,000 more in taxes. Here’s the breakdown: Current Law: Under current law, Joe faces a self-employment … More

    Opposition to Card Check Mounts

    USA Today, the country’s largest newspaper, came out firmly against the Employee Free Choice Act today, concluding the legislation known as “card check” would undermine democratic principles. Heritage has written extensively on the legislation, most recently criticizing the measure for eliminating the secret ballot for union organization. USA Today didn’t … More

    Actively Destroying the Republic

    Robert Bork at Heritage / Photo by Andrew Blasko Former judge Robert Bork delivered the first lecture in Heritage’s Joseph Story Distinguished Lecture series that is a part of a larger 10-year initiative started by the Center for Legal and Judicial Studies to bring back judicial restraint and the rule … More

    Want to Cut Government Waste? Here's a Place to Start

    John McCain made a point of mentioning Citizens Against Government Waste during all three presidential debate. He cited the National Taxpayers Union in the last two. Today both organizations responded with a list of government waste that’s just waiting to be cut. NTU’s research arm, the National Taxpayers Union Foundation, … More

    Tankosphere Today: Oct. 16, 2008

    Card Check: No Debate Question on Employee Free Choice Act – Shopfloor.org Ridiculous. Neither the moderators nor the candidates posed a question in the three debates, including tonight, on the Orwellian-named Employee Free Choice Act. There’s a clear difference between Senator Obama and Senator McCain on legislation that would fundamentally … More