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  • Monthly Archives: December 2009

    CBO Report Shows ObamaCare Raises Premiums

    Media coverage of the CBO scoring of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s health care bill left out some of the fine print and heroic assumptions that were in the report. The Heritage Foundation believes they merit your consideration. Premiums Rise The media quotes the CBO as saying that ObamaCare would … More

    New Poll Shows More Skepticism on Global Warming

    A new poll from Harris Interactive Inc released today found that: “Just 51 percent of adults questioned said they believed carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases would cause the Earth’s average temperature to increase. Two years ago, fully 71 percent of respondents linked greenhouse gases directly to global warming. The … More

    In the Green Room: GOP Whip Eric Cantor's 7 Point Job Plan

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVhVxJyFPRY[/youtube] Yesterday, House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA) outlined a seven point common sense plan for job creation here at the Heritage Foundation. Item number 1: “Halt Any Proposed Rule or Regulation Expected to Have an Economic Cost, Result in Job Loss, or Have a Disparate Impact on Small Businesses.” … More

    "Tea Party" Film Tells the Story of a Truly American Movement

    From the opening scenes of “Tea Party: The Documentary Film,” one thing is perfectly clear: the “Tea Party” movement is not about Republicans or Democrats; it’s about ordinary Americans shocked into action by their government’s intervention in the market, Wall Street bailouts, and a path toward national health care. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2qil4Swcew[/youtube] … More

    The Senate Rules Protecting Us From Government Run Medicine

    As the Senate gets close to the end of the first week of debate on Obamacare, a controversy swirled today around a letter and memo drafted by Senator Judd Gregg (R-NH), as linked by Politico, titled “Foundation for Minority Party’s Rights in the Senate.” The memo explains the rules of … More

    Barney Frank's Plan: A Permanent TARP?

    The House Financial Services Committee yesterday OK’d a key part of Barney Frank’s agenda for reform of the financial industry yesterday, voting to 31-27 to adopt his plan for so-called “too-big-to-fail” banks. The measure has been widely touted as providing a way to avoid future budget-busting bailouts of the industry. … More

    No India Ink on a Copenhagen Climate Treaty

    Leaders from different longitudes and latitudes will make the trip to Copenhagen for the climate change summit from December 7th through the 18th, but many of them are coming empty-handed. The latest comes from India’s Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh who won’t be bringing his treaty-signing pen, “There is no question … More

    Video: Baucus Admits Obamacare Costs $2.5 Trillion

    When President Barack Obama made his most recent big health care speech in September, he promised the American people his plan would cost only $900 billion. It took almost three months, but Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) finally produced a bill that CBO was willing to score at $848 billion. … More

    The Jobs Summit: Jobs Failure 2.0

    The unemployment rate when President Obama took office last January was 7.6 percent and credit markets were in the throes of a global contagion. He immediately tasked Congress with passing a fiscal stimulus bill, and signed a $787 billion whopper in March. Politicians rarely admit mistakes, especially big ones. Even … More

    Why Big Government Stimulus Fails

    Today the White House will host a Forum on Jobs and Economic Growth featuring such leftist luminaries as Joseph Stiglitz and Paul Krugman. Yesterday The Heritage Foundation hosted House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA) for a presentation on his common-sense job creation plan. After Cantor spoke, Heritage fellow Brian Riedl … More