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  • Monthly Archives: May 2010

    Obama Administration Glosses Over Key Concerns for Doctor Shortage

    When Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius recently addressed a crowd of health policy experts about the issues surrounding the nation’s physician shortage, she had the opportunity to highlight the fundamental problems doctors have been shouting about, like medical malpractice reform. Alas, she mostly stuck to the tired talking … More

    Rep. Eric Cantor Speaks on National Security

    House Republican Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA) today spoke at The Heritage Foundation’s President’s Club meeting and delivered the following remarks on America’s national security policy: Thank you for the kind introduction. It’s a pleasure to have the opportunity to participate and offer my contributions to Protect America month. I want … More

    Headlines from the Obama Dependency Economy

    Politico, April 22nd 2010: New energy powers up lobbying – “Alternative energy used to be just a speed bump on K Street. In 1998, the entire sector spent only $2.4 million lobbying the federal government … In 2009, alternative energy spent $30 million on lobbying, 12 times its 1998 amount.” … More

    New Bill Would Make Long-Overdue Changes to Tax Code

    With all the damaging bills coming out of Congress today, and promises of more to come, it is easy to lose sight of necessary positive policy changes that Congress should be making to improve the tax code and increase economic growth. Representatives Jim Jordan (R-OH) and Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) look … More

    VIDEO: Preserving the Tools We Need to Protect America

    During Protect America Month, it is important to remember the extraordinary success our counter-terrorism programs have had. Since 9/11, at least 30 terrorist plots against the United States have been thwarted, in large part because our counter-terrorism officials have had the tools they need to keep us safe. However, since … More

    Times Square Bombing Suspect Unlikely to be Lone Wolf

    Times Square bombing suspect Faisal Shahzad has apparently told investigators that he was not acting on behalf of any international terrorist organization. However, given that he spent several months in Pakistan just prior to returning to the U.S. to conduct the attack indicates he may well have been in contact … More

    The Government Is Not Us

    This past Saturday President Barack Obama turned the commencement speech at the University Michigan into a full-throated defense of his big government agenda. At this Monday’s Heritage Foundation President’s Club meeting, nationally syndicated talk-show host and New York Times Best-Selling author Mark Levin responded: In a speech on Saturday, Obama … More

    Corrected VAT Lessons From Canada

    Marty Sullivan, a frequent commentator on tax policy, has now apparently decided the United States needs a value-added tax (VAT). To advance the cause, he penned a brief column on “VAT Lessons from Canada” [“VAT Lessons From Canada”, Martin A. Sullivan, Tax Notes, May 3, 2010.] However, in trying to … More

    Side Effects: Let the Employer Penalties Begin

    Fans of Obamacare promised it would be good for small and large employers alike.  They should’ve checked with employers first. Mercer, a human resources consultancy, did just that.  Its latest annual survey of businesses finds that “[38 percent] of the nation’s employers…have at least some employees for whom coverage would … More

    Public Employees Strike It Rich in Ohio

    Ohio is struggling with double-digit unmployment, but not all workers are facing tough times. State government employees in Ohio are doing quite well. In fact, nearly 1,800 of them earn more than $100,000 per year. The contrast couldn’t be more stark between bloated government bureaucrats and struggling private-section workers in … More