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  • Monthly Archives: February 2010

    Video: Paul Ryan Destroys Obamacare's Deficit Reduction Claims

    Yesterday at the Blair House health summit, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) directly challenged the White House’s deficit reduction claims. From the transcript: Look, we agree on the problem here, and the problem is health inflation is driving us off of a fiscal cliff. Mr. President, you said health care reform … More

    What Impact Did President Obama's Stimulus Really Have?

    It has been a little over one year since the stimulus package was passed through Congress in order to spur private consumption and to decrease high unemployment, and a recent article published in the Wall Street Journal by Harvard economist Robert Barro discusses the impact the stimulus has had on … More

    Will Education Standards Really Help Failing Schools?

    President Obama’s proposal Monday to link Title I funding to adoption of education standards has the education world abuzz. During a speech to the National Governor’s Association, President Obama stated: I want to commend all of you for acting collectively through the National Governors Association to develop common standards that … More

    Home Court Advantage Didn't Help Obama

    President Obama used his health care summit to give his side every advantage possible. Whenever opponents spoke, he got to respond. By appointing himself the moderator, Obama gave himself the first word, the last word, and the most words. Overall, Obama gave Democrats over twice as much speaking time as … More

    Morning Bell: Someone Needs to Tell the President His Health Care Plan is Dead

    The day before yesterday’s White House health care summit, Sen. Kent Conrad (D-ND) told reporters: “The only way this works is for the House to pass the Senate bill and then, depending on what the package is, the reconciliation provision that moves first through the House and then comes here.” … More

    Reaction Roundup: Heritage Responds to the Health Care Summit

    Following the President’s health care summit, several Heritage scholars provided immediate analysis of the day’s discussion. Bob Moffit: The President’s Health Care Summit was an exercise in public education; it was enlightening. Particularly noteworthy was the threat of rising deficits to the nation’s future articulated by Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI). … More

    The President Health Proposal: Taxing Investment Income

    In preparation for today’s bipartisan Health Care Summit, President Obama released his own version of health care reform earlier this week.  The President’s proposal includes several high-ticket provisions for expanding coverage.  Since he has promised time and again not to raise taxes on the middle-class in order to pay for … More

    Cuban Dissident’s Death Should Renew Front Against Castro

    As noted before at the Foundry, the free expression that we take for granted in the United States is unknown to those living under the Castro regime. In a chilling reminder of the cold authoritarian repression that still exists only 90 miles from the American mainland, Orlando Zapata Tamayo, a … More

    JCT Says Obama Health Plan is a $414 Billion Tax Hike

    President Obama keeps rolling out the tax hikes. In his budget released earlier this month, excluding the tax hikes he assumed to pay for health care, he called for $1.3 trillion in higher taxes over the next decade. Now in his recently released health reform plan, he calls for even … More

    Aging Air Force Tankers: Flying in the Face of Danger

    This week, the U.S. Air Force presented its revised request for proposals for the new KC-X tanker aircraft.  Industry now has 60 days to submit bids, and the contract for the new tankers should be awarded sometime this summer. A new tanker is long overdue after a much-delayed and mismanaged … More