• The Heritage Network
    • Resize:
    • A
    • A
    • A
  • Donate
  • Monthly Archives: June 2009

    Elegant Simplicity: Achieving Many Goals with one Policy

    Question: How do we create jobs, increase economic growth, rebuild the nest egg of households, strengthen the competitiveness of the U.S. economy and increase tax revenues? A. Borrow trillions of dollars and hire workers and specify that these workers must be from the United States. B. Create a new industry … More

    Indiana Considers School Choice Tax Credit

    Hoosier State Governor Mitch Daniels included a $5 million school choice tax credit program in his budget, which will be considered in the state legislature’s special session. According to The Brazil Times: The Indiana School Scholarship Tax Credit program would provide a 50 percent state tax credit for charitable contributions … More

    Heritage Fights Back

    Heritage Foundation President Ed Feulner recently sent a message to our members and supporters, explaining how Heritage and conservatives around the country are fighting back against the Left and offering common-sense alternatives to the agenda coming from the White House and Capitol Hill. Here’s an excerpt: Ideas are the key. … More

    Morning Bell: Stop the Health Care Bailout Before it Starts

    The last time Congress debated fundamental health care reform, America’s health insurance industry fought against more government control of your health care, most famously with the “Harry and Louise” ad depicting a typical middle class family in despair. This time around, however, the health insurance industry is supporting more government … More

    Stop the EPA from Hijacking the Economy

    We’re fast approaching the deadline for the Environmental Protection Agency’s ruling on whether or not the agency will regulate carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act. While the ruling would just be the first step in a process that could take years before settled, sing the … More

    President Obama’s Unprecedented Debt

    The national debt is skyrocketing. In 2009 publicly held debt is projected to jump to 54.8 percent of GDP, up from 40.8 percent in 2008. A year-to-year increase of this size hasn’t occurred since World War II. While the main causes of this massive increase – $787 billion economic “stimulus” … More

    The Cloakroom: June 8 - June 14

    Senate Floor · FDA Tobacco Regulation – S982 · Supplemental Appropriations for Iraq and Afghanistan – HR2346 · Creation of a non-profit to increase tourism in the United States – S1023 Major Senate Committee Action · Foreign Relations Committee – Arms Control Nomination hearing  · Energy and Natural Resources Committee … More

    Tax Freedom Day Video: We are Never Really Free

    Tax Freedom Day is the day in the year when we have earned enough income to pay our total tax bill for the year. It is a simple way to illustrate the cost of government and can be applied to countries around the world. In the U.S., according to the … More

    "Wise Latinas" Make Better Judges: Sonia Sotomayor Meant What She Said

    Last Friday White House press secretary Robert Gibbs tried to defuse the controversy over Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor’s “wise Latina” comment claiming: “I think she’d say that her word choice in 2001 was poor, that she was simply making the point that personal experience are relevant for the process … More

    Krauthammer on Obama's Speech: Abstraction, Self-Absorption, Vapidity, Moral Equivalence

    See Heritage research here, here and here for what should be done in the Middle East. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3eXFkYvDwM&feature=player_embedded[/youtube]