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  • Monthly Archives: October 2008

    Congress Considers Another Stimulus to Boost Economy

    With the endorsement of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and lukewarm support from the White House, Congress appears intent on passing another economic stimulus bill, but before lawmakers rush back to Washington after Election Day, they ought to consider the differences between a good measure that helps the economy and … More

    Video: Comparing the Obama and McCain Tax Plans

    Joe the Plumber helped reshape the presidential debate around the issue of taxes. So how do the two candidates’ proposals compare? What plan is better for the economy and job creation? Rea Hederman, senior policy analyst and assistant director of Heritage’s Center for Data Analysis, explains the differences between Barack … More

    The Truth Behind Obama's 3% of Small Businesses Claim

    Obama claims that his plan would only hurt 3% of small businesses. But this is highly deceptive. He isn’t lying, but the reports that he cites mean something very specific. They do not mean that 97% of small businesses won’t see higher taxes under Obama’s plan than they see today. … More

    Common Sense Prevails at DHS

    According to USA Today, the Department of Homeland Security “will not meet a 2012 deadline set by Congress to scan the contents of every cargo container headed to U.S. ports.” USA Today also reports: “Two wrongs don’t make a right,” says Frank Vargo of the National Association of Manufacturers. He … More

    Consumer Education, Not Heavy Net Neutrality Regulation, Is the Answer

    According to the Financial Times, the leading think-tank Copenhagen Economics will release a study next week showing that “broadband prices could rise by up to one-third if regulators in Europe insist on strict ‘net neutrality’ rules.” The reports warns that letting politicians dictate how internet service providers manage their traffic … More

    Why Is DoJ Ignoring Election Fraud?

    This past Friday the Supreme Court issued an order setting aside a Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals order forcing Ohio’s secretary of state Jennifer Brunner to verify the accuracy of the information provided on applications for voter registration. The Ohio Republican Party had sued to force Brunner to comply with … More

    Grading the Nation's Governors

    West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin received an “A” from Cato. (Newscom) The Cato Institute released its ninth biennial fiscal report card on the nation’s governors yesterday, and topping the list with “A” grade were Charlie Crist of Florida, Mark Sanford of South Carolina, and Joe Manchin of West Virginia. Cato … More

    Morning Bell: That's Enough Big Government for Right Now, Thank You

    This past weekend President Bush announced plans to host an “emergency” summit of world leaders to “overhaul the regulatory framework for global finance.” Bush offered few details on what actual policy fixes would be addressed, but British Prime Minister Gordon Brown penned an op-ed in for The Washington Post calling … More

    China's Economic Report: The Good, the Bad, and the Completely Unbelievable

    China announced economic results yesterday. The results are simultaneously good, bad, and completely unbelievable. The good: GDP growth was put at 9% in the third quarter of this year. This would please almost any country in the world at almost any time. For this particular third quarter, the U.S. would … More

    What Should Congress Do to Help the Economy?

    Following the testimony this morning of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, the House Budget Committee turned to three economists for their recommendations. Bill Beach, director of Heritage’s Center for Data Analysis, outlined his views on crafting a long-term, pro-growth economic policy. Here’s video of his opening statement: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIfVkAL55ck[/youtube]