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  • Top Ten Heritage WebMemos of 2009

    As 2009 draws to a close, The Foundry will be posting a series of Top Ten lists highlighting some of The Heritage Foundation’s most influential work. The Top Ten list of WebMemos below is sorted by pageviews below with the most popular memo at the bottom. If we left out your favorite, let us know in the comments.

    10. Why the Personal Mandate to Buy Health Insurance Is Unprecedented and Unconstitutional
    9. CBO Grossly Underestimates Cost of Cap and Trade
    8. Son of Waxman-Markey: More Politics Makes for a More Costly Bill
    7. Impact of the Waxman–Markey Climate Change Legislation on the States
    6. Waxman-Markey Global Warming Bill: Economic Impact by Congressional District
    5. A Principled Path to Rational Health Care Reform
    4. Welfare Spendathon: House Stimulus Bill Will Cost Taxpayers $787 Billion in New Welfare Spending
    3. 50 Examples of Government Waste
    2. Stimulus Bill Abolishes Welfare Reform and Adds New Welfare Spending
    1. The Economic Impact of Waxman–Markey

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    4 Responses to Top Ten Heritage WebMemos of 2009

    1. Freedom of Speech, T says:

      Waxman-Markey. Now those are 2 rational, critical-thinking, budget-conscious Congressmen we can believe in! And, they represent California and Massachusetts – 2 parts of the country that represent the values of the majority of the American people.

      We are blessed.

    2. Earl, QUEENS, NY says:

      What about MORAL DECAY?? I.e., BHO’s ‘safe schools czar’ wanting to promote homosexuality to kids as early as kindergarten!! And Rosa DeLauro’s (D-CT) comment (“Abortion is a God-Given Right…”, CNSnews, 12/3/09).

      I’m also tired of the corrupt leftwing liberals (particularly Demoncrats) who use The Lord’s name and/or distort the Gospel for their political agenda, especially when our 1st Amendment rights are being suppressed. (e.g., not allowing prayer or religion in schools, even though Jesus said: Let the children come unto me, don’t forbid them.) Unlike the leftists, Jesus would never become rich while condemning others for being successful. Jesus would never advocate death panels to euthanize the elderly, nor would he compel us to pay for abortions. And Jesus would heal the ill, NOT just tell them to take pain relievers. Unlike the hypocritical Demoncrats, Jesus would never exempt himself from what he preached. IMO, many Demoncrats are just as evil as the scammers and phishers whom we often get e-mails from. As for the crooked politicians, I think of the THRO group from back in the days when I lived in Florida…..Throw the Hypocritical Rascals Out!! In this way, Let’s hope voters wise up in 2010 and 2012!!

    3. Leza, ID says:

      Yes, freedom, I do agree. I am sure we all agree with you. California and Massachusetts are wonderful examples to mirror this administration's dreams and aspirations for the whole nation. With California having the 8th largest GDP in the world and going bankrupt, borrowing money from it's citizen's and sending out IOU's in lieu of tax rebates just to name a few of it's most infamous characteristics. And Massachusetts, a great shinning beacon of socialized health care. Already costing infinitely more money than first estimated, bankrupting the state, and the health care rationing is such a stunning example of what we all have to look forward to. And who's to worry about such trivial mishaps, there is plenty of earmarks, stimulus packages and deals out there to bail them out. And the Cap N Trade is a very rational, budget conscience piece of critical thinking. With it only costing us a tad bit over 2 million more jobs, a loss of GDP, "understandable skyrocketing utility bills", an increase in taxes, the promise to spread our wealth to the tune of billions of dollars to poorer countries without even asking for as much as any accountable records of how they spend our money and so much more. It must be a good thing because Al Gore, many of our politicians, our bankers, Wall Street and many more stand to make millions, so it must be good because they say so, and we believe everything they say. We are so delighted and we are all just waiting for our wonderful green money trees to start sprouting in our backyards, and the children look so forward to gumdrops falling from the sky in their new utopia…We are with you, freedom!

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