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  • Monthly Archives: August 2009

    The Real Story On The Uninsured

    You hear or read the number all the time. The New York Times breathlessly reports there are 46 million uninsured Americans and President Barack Obama routinely asserts the same number. The Census Bureau estimates, however, do not tell the entire story. The uninsured are a diverse and dynamic population, and … More

    Cap and Trade Sentence of the Day

    In other words, the cost of a suitcase of Budweiser could make or break the country’s most ambitious environmental program.” That’s the Wall Street Journal’s Keith Johnson discussing numbers from the most recent Washington Post-ABC News poll. When asked about cap and trade, 52 percent of responders supported such a … More

    Video: The Obamacare Threat To Your Job

    Heritage consultant Mark Wilson published a new study Friday, detailing how the “play-or-pay” employer mandates in H.R. 3200 will put 5.2 million low-wage workers at risk of unemployment or reduced working hours. Fox News covered the story: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6GCuhXQPyY[/youtube] Also from the report: The mandates will cost businesses at least $49 … More

    Dingell Defense Deficient

    On August 6th, Michigan resident Mike Sola confronted Rep. John Dingell (D-MI) at a health care townhall about H.R. 3200′s effect on his son Scott. It is unclear from the exchange if Scott, who is confined to a wheelchair and has cerebral palsy, is enrolled in Medicare or Medicaid. But … More

    British MEP Daniel Hannan on Reason.tv

    This March we highlighted British MEP Daniel Hannan’s impassioned critique of Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s borrow-spend-bailout policies. Then earlier this month, we sat down with Hannan for three minutes before his Heritage speech on how Americans can avoid Europe’s mistakes. Hannan has now also sat down with Reason.tv to discuss, … More

    Beware The Health Care "Nudge"

    The White House public relations team has a problem. Where on earth did people get these ideas about government rationing health care? They ask. Why do people imagine they will lose their private health insurance coverage or doctor? After all, the President repeatedly says that will not happen. Period. Why … More

    Morning Bell: Politics Before Justice at Obama's DOJ

    On Friday of last week, following the announcement that Attorney General Eric Holder would appoint a prosecutor to re-investigate the CIA’s treatment of detainees, former Vice President Dick Cheney taped an interview with Fox News. During the interview, which aired yesterday on Fox News Sunday, Cheney describes Holder’s decision as … More

    Obama’s Tripling of the National Debt in Pictures

    This Tuesday the White House released their Mid-Session Review admitting they made a $2 trillion miscalculation in the size of the federal deficit that President Barack Obama’s borrow and spend policies would inflict on our nation. Heritage senior policy analyst Brian Riedl details the carnage: While President Obama claims to … More

    The U.N.’s Arms Trade Treaty and Sanctions On Iran

    Earlier this week, the Heritage Foundation published a lengthy study of the U.N.’s proposed Arms Trade Treaty. The study details numerous problems inherent in this proposal, which is now being considered by a New York-based working group. The campaign behind the treaty is based on faulty premises, and the treaty, … More

    Cap and Trade’s Bait and Switch

    This morning we reported on a recently-leaked document from the G20 Climate Finance Experts Group detailing that while Congress has promised to give Waxman-Markey’s energy tax revenues to Americans, Obama administration negotiators are promising to give that very same money to the governments of China, India and a host of … More