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  • Yearly Archives: 2010

    Obama's Backdoor Amnesty Follows A Pattern of Disrespect for Our Laws

    President Barack Obama lets people break laws that he doesn’t like.  The latest example is his backdoor amnesty for thousands of illegal immigrants, as a still-fuzzy but insidious picture is emerging. Obama shows a pattern of refusing to enforce laws (or refusing to permit states like Arizona to enforce them).  … More

    Morning Bell: Why Does Louisiana Think This is Obama's Katrina?

    President Barack Obama finished-up his 10-day vacation on Martha’s Vineyard yesterday by flying down to New Orleans where he gave a speech at Xavier University marking the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. The President specifically linked the 2005 disaster with the region’s most recent troubles telling the audience: “Even as … More

    Why is Obama Letting Non-Citizens Get Away with Voting?

    As Matt Mayer vividly describes in a new Heritage Web Memo, the Obama administration is implementing a de facto amnesty that will allow the vast majority of illegal aliens to remain in the United States without being disturbed by the Department of Homeland Security or any attempts to deport them. … More

    Government Alters Stimulus Sign Policy, Raising More Propaganda Questions

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    In the 18 months following approval of President Obama’s stimulus package, the Department of Transportation required recipients of government funds to post placards touting the economic recovery. As a result, signs prominently featuring the recovery act logo appeared everywhere — by the side of the road, in public transportation stations, … More

    No Federal Bailouts for State and Local Government Pension Problems

    There is bad news and worse news for state governments faced with underfunded pension promises. First, a new academic study shows that not only is the total gap between the pensions that state governments have promised to pay their employees and the available resources much larger than previous estimates, but … More

    Government Strangles High-Tech Growth

    The CEO of Intel has joined the ranks of those labeling big government as the cause of our economic slump, not the solution. Paul Otellini says it already costs Intel an extra billion dollars to build a microchip plant in the U.S., rather than overseas.  In his illustration, it’s an … More

    Obama’s Economic Slide

    The Commerce Department today revised down its estimate for second quarter gross domestic product from 2.4 percent to 1.6 percent. This is not a sign of a weakening economy but a weak economy last spring. The weakness was especially pronounced as the bulk of what growth did occur was due … More

    Polls Show Americans Aware of Dismal Disaster Prep

    According to the Associated Press, a “survey by the nonpartisan Pew Research Center says that nearly 6 in 10, or 57 percent, say the country is not better prepared for another disaster like a hurricane. Roughly equal numbers of Democrats, Republicans and independents share that gloomy outlook.” Americans are pretty … More

    Federal Carrot-and-Stick Approach Behind National Standards

    Despite the Obama Administration’s assertion that the push for states to adopt national education standards and tests is completely voluntary, concerns have been raised from the beginning about the federal “carrot and stick” approach driving their adoption. A key qualification for a Race to the Top grant was moving toward … More

    Biden Wrong: Obama Tax Hike is Only Thing We Can’t Afford

    Vice President Joe Biden is at it again, this time spouting off on his desire to raise taxes through the looming expiration of the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts. The White House favors extending current tax policy—but only for individuals making under $200,000 and families making under $250,000, allowing rates … More