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

    The Senate Health Bill: Federally Designed Health Exchanges With A Government Run Plan

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s massive Senate health bill (H.R. 3590) contains a “public option”, a new government run health plan to compete against private health plans within a federally designed system of state health insurance exchanges. Federally Designed State Health Exchanges. Under Section 1311 of the bill, the Secretary … More

    Slow Job Creation, Not Job Losses, Driving Unemployment

    Unemployment has risen above 10 percent and no one in Washington seems to understand what is going on. Yesterday, a little noticed release from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) shed important light onto the job situation. The BLS’s Business Employment Dynamics (BED) program uses unemployment insurance (UI) records to … More

    The Senate Health Bill: True Cost is $4.9 Trillion

    As we mentioned this morning, nobody believes that Congress will follow through on the health care spending cuts used to help pay for the Reid Health Bill. At NRO, Ethics and Public Policy Center fellow James Capretta combs through the CBO report and delivers a true price tag for the … More

    No Change in Climate of Waste at State Department

    The challenge thrown down this week by the U.S. State Department to the world’s home video makers is an ambitious one — apparently nothing less than changing the climate of the planet. “Change Your Climate, Change Our World,” is the title of the State Department’s new public diplomacy campaign in … More

    Obama's Failed Stimulus: Education Edition

    Following news this week that the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act has led to jobs being “created or saved” in Congressional districts that don’t exist, the GAO issued a new report warning that the U.S. Department of Education is falling down on its oversight responsibilities. The GAO reports that the … More

    Morning Bell: A Health Bill Nobody Believes In

    Last Saturday night Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) forced through a vote on her 2,032 page health care bill only a few days after releasing it to the public. Now Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) is poised for another Saturday night cram down, forcing a Senate cloture vote mere days … More

    The Senate Health Bill: Budget Gimmicks Galore

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid unveiled his 2,074 page health care bill with claims that the massive measure falls under the $900 billion cost threshold promised by the President. To put it charitably, the truth is more complicated. The bill depends on budget gimmicks and unrealistic assumptions and projected savings … More

    Mr. Attorney General, Where Would You Put Osama bin Laden?

    In today’s Morning Bell, we wrote about the historically bad decision Attorney General Eric Holder made in announcing that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and five other terrorists would be tried in a civilian court in New York City rather than before a military tribunal. Edwin Meese III, the Ronald Reagan Distinguished … More

    The Senate Health Bill: Higher Taxes from Harry Reid

    In order to pay for a massive health care bill (H.R. 3590), Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) creates a host of new taxes. These taxes will total $370.2 billion in the next ten years, and many of the taxes will start being collected in 2010, even as the economy continues … More

    Video: Sen. Leahy Says No Need To Interrogate Osama bin Laden

    Defending Attorney General Eric Holder’s historically bad decision to prosecute Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and five other terrorists in civilian court, Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) told CSPAN this morning: “For one thing, capturing Osama bin Laden, we’ve got enough on him we don’t need to interrogate him.” Watch: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUGmASf-ql0[/youtube] This statement … More