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  • Monthly Archives: February 2011

    Federal Government Could Reduce Debt by $1.5 Trillion with a Sale of Unneeded Assets

    As Congress and the President scramble around for budget cuts, caps and freezes, all are ignoring a wealth of federally owned assets that serve little or no purpose to our nation. If sold, the proceeds would measure in the hundreds of billions and would take a significant chunk out of … More

    Lieberman and Collins Make Strong Case for the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program

    Wednesday, the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program (DCOSP) was the subject of a hearing held by Senators Joe Lieberman (I–CT) and Susan Collins (R–ME). Although the program is boosting the graduation rates of students who use a scholarship to attend private school and is overwhelmingly popular among parents and D.C. residents, … More

    Cutting LIHEAP Doesn't Mean Poor Will Freeze

    At first glance, President Obama’s motion to kill a program that provides low-income families with energy sounds as politically attractive as legislation to drown puppies, but when you take a look at the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), it makes all the sense in the world. LIHEAP has become … More

    Morning Bell: Is This Program Worth Bankrupting My Child?

    Under President Barack Obama’s fiscal year (FY) 2012 budget, by 2014 net interest payments on our debt will surpass the amount spent on education, transportation, energy, and all other discretionary programs outside defense combined. Over the next decade, every citizen will be paying more than $2,500 a year in interest … More

    Protestors Turn up the Heat in Bahrain

    When Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited the Kingdom of Bahrain in December, she lauded the tiny Gulf island as “a model partner” and noted that she was “impressed by the commitment that the government has to the democratic path.” The 10,000 protestors currently camped out in Manama’s Pearl Square … More

    Iranian Days of Rage

    Has the Obama Administration finally reached agreement on its policy toward the Middle East uprisings? The State Department and the White House have been articulating a variety of different foreign policies on events in Egypt and Iran, as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has taken the lead on supporting the … More

    VIDEO: In The Green Room - Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) on the Debt Ceiling

    “We have an Administration that is saying, we want you to vote on the debt ceiling and continue business as usual. No reforms, no cuts in spending,” explains Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA). With pragmatic perspective and common-sense suggestions, Toomey debunked the debt limit hysteria in a speech at The Heritage … More

    Guest Blog: Billie Tucker on National Defense

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    Last week I sat through four hours of missile defense presentations at The Heritage Foundation in Washington, DC.  Those on the panel were the leading experts on this grave matter.  Grave because we will soon be digging ours. Not only was I able to sit and listen, but I was … More

    VIDEO: Rep. Nan Hayworth (R-NY) on Cutting Spending

    Wednesday morning Rep. Nan Hayworth (R-NY) took to the floor of the House of Representatives to read a letter from 13 year-old Jeremy Vaitas, a constituent of hers from Middletown, New York. Jeremy wrote: As a 13 year-old boy in 7th grade I am concerned about my future. Currently the … More

    A Budget No One Believes In

    At his press conference defending his FY 2012 budget yesterday President Barack Obama told the American people: “What my budget does is to put forward some tough choices, some significant spending cuts so that by the middle of this decade our annual spending will match our annual revenues. We will … More