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  • Monthly Archives: June 2009

    Guest Blogger: Congressman Michael Turner (R-OH) on Missile Defense Budget Cuts

    Missile Defense Budget Cuts Are a Dangerous Gamble Given the battle going on in Washington over the future of a critical homeland defensive system, it’s unfortunate that much of the American public isn’t aware of what they have and what they stand to lose with the stroke of a pen. … More

    Supreme Court to Rehear Citizens United

    The Ricci decision will get everyone’s attention today and deservedly so, but there is another important case still to be decided by the Supreme Court. In a very rare move, the Court did not issue a decision on the last day of its term in Citizens United v. FEC, a … More

    Why Europe Fears ‘Tax Competition’

    Back in April, after the G20 Summit, we at Heritage warned that the Summit’s attack on tax havens was, at best, an irrelevancy. At worst, it was “the start of a broader campaign to find new sources of money to tax and stigmatize as international wrongdoers states that, as an … More

    The Supreme Court vs. Sotomayor

    The chief complaint with Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s handling of Ricci, the New Haven firefighters case, is not that her court reached the wrong result but that it shirked its duty to give the case its full consideration, in an obvious attempt to bury it. That effort, of course, did not … More

    CBO's Latest Cap and Trade Analysis

    Here’s today’s news from the Congressional Budget Office on the recently passed Waxman-Markey legislation: It’s a big tax and spend bill. For the years 2010-2019 the tax increase is $872.8 billion. Ka-ching! (For the record, that’s pretty close [we’re talking government work here] to the $885 billion revenue estimate that … More

    Morning Bell: Hot Dog Engagement

    If one word can sum up the Obama Administration’s foreign policy, it’s “engagement.” From Cuba to Iran and the Middle East to Russia, engagement is the White House’s magic word, an incantation that it uses to justify everything it does. Engagement’s the improved, touchy-feely way of announcing that you plan … More

    House of Representatives Puts Politics and Special Interests before American Consumers

    The Waxman-Markey Cap and Trade bill passed by a narrow margin tonight, 219 to 212, with 8 Republicans supporting and 44 Democrats voting against– hardly overwhelming support. So, one of the largest tax revenue-generating bills in history passed the House of Representatives on a 7 point margin in a 435-seat chamber. … More

    Medicare Costs Are Higher, Not Lower

    In his testimony before the House Education and Labor Committee on the Tri-Committee Health Care Reform bill, Dr. Jacob Hacker (the architect of the now famous “public plan option”) continues to suggest that a public plan has the benefit of lower administrative costs compared to private coverage: Perhaps the most … More

    We're Going Green with Cap and Trade

    From the Tax Foundation: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Si-htSSHxsE[/youtube] Be sure to check out the top related video as well.

    Why are Businesses Helping to Shape a Cap and Trade Bill That will Inevitably Hurt Them?

    Someone please answer that question. Let’s start with this: a new study from the University of Wisconsin-Madison finds that food and energy demand will outpace production to meet those needs over the next several years. The need for greater energy and food production and the jobs that could be created from … More