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  • Monthly Archives: December 2009

    Obamacare In The Senate: Middle Class Taxes And Drug Reimportation

    Following passage of a one-thousand-page omnibus spending bill, the Senate reconvened to continue consideration of HR 3590, the Senate health bill. Middle Class Taxes. Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID) offered an amendment to recommit the Senate health bill back to the Senate Finance Committee with instructions to protect Americans who make … More

    41 Senators to Obama: No START Without Nuclear Modernization

    The Obama Administration is currently negotiating with Russia to establish a treaty to succeed the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START), which expired on December 5th. As the Heritage Foundation has documented, the Administration’s mishandling of strategic nuclear arms control discussions to date has resulted in a hasty and overambitious process … More

    Unconstitutional Mandate Attacked from the Left

    The Left is starting to recognize some of the perils of health care legislation that would create a whole new way for government to control its citizens. Democracy for America (run by Howard Dean’s brother) is now warning its left-wing allies, “The bill doesn’t actually “cover” 30-million more Americans – … More

    Live at Copenhagen: How to Make a Bad Climate Deal Worse

    The Heritage Foundation’s Steven Groves and Ben Lieberman are live at the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference reporting from a conservative perspective. Follow their reports on The Foundry and at the Copenhagen Consequences Web site. It is hard to do any more wrong by the American people than cap and trade. … More

    Video: Copenhagen Cheers as Chavez Condemns Capitalism

    At the start of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, National Review Online’s Charles Krauthammer wrote: “The raid on the Western treasuries is on again, but today with a new rationale to fit current ideological fashion. With socialism dead, the gigantic heist is now proposed as a sacred … More

    An Executive Order Debt Commission Doesn’t Cut It

    President Obama is reported to be considering an Executive Order creating yet another commission to consider options for curtailing Washington’s deficit addiction. Even at a time when action is desperately needed, such an Executive Order is likely worse than doing nothing. The Executive Order approach represents Congress’ latest embarrassing retreat … More

    Guest Blogger: Rep. Cole on Obama's Troop Surge

    Earlier this month President Obama announced his plans for a new way forward in Afghanistan. He laid out clear objectives for a troop level increase, underscored the importance of strengthening Afghan security forces and outlined the strategic necessity of success in the region. I believe the President made a very … More

    Some Truth in Copenhagen

    The global-warming economics coming out of Washington doesn’t match the global-warming economics of Copenhagen. For instance, according to Senator John Kerry (D-MA) cutting CO2 creates jobs and stimulates the economy. At least that’s what the press release describing his cap-and-tax legislation claims. But in Copenhagen this view of economics gets … More

    Video: Doctors Explain Why Obamacare is Wrong for America

    In a recent White House video, Vice President Joseph Biden urged Americans to ask their doctors, the most trusted source for medical information, about the health care reform efforts in Congress. Heritage Foundation Center for Health Policy Studies Director Bob Moffit did. Watch

    Small Business Is Not Better Off Under Obamacare

    An Issue Brief released yesterday by the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation (RWJF) concludes that small firms would largely benefit from the reform efforts that have been put forth in both the Senate bill (HR 3590) and the House bill (HR 3200). While the benefits from these bills to small businesses … More