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  • Monthly Archives: July 2011

    Another Obamacare 'Glitch' Will Add Billions to the Deficit

    The Future under Obamacare

    A new report from Cornell economist Richard Burkhauser and his colleagues has once again called into question the claims of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and White House that Obamacare would have only a minimal impact on employers’ decisions to offer their employees health care. The report warns that Obamacare … More

    New Study Forecasts Huge Job Growth If Regulators Allow Gulf Oil Drilling

    U.S. employers added only 18,000 jobs last month — a remarkably low figure that contributed to the increase in unemployment to 9.2 percent. That’s the bad news. Fortunately for American workers, the future is bright, but only if regulators in Washington, D.C., get out of the way. A new study … More

    Senseless Big Government Law Robs Medicaid in Illinois

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    States are desperate for ways to make their budgets more cost-effective. Illinois found a way—but the federal government won’t let the state implement a requirement that would help repair its faulty Medicaid system. Federal government health care laws are preventing a new Medicaid ID requirement—passed by bipartisan majorities in the … More

    Farewell, Atlantis: China Takes Up the Torch of Manned Space Flight

    A view of space shuttle Atlantis from International Space Station on July 22, 2011

    With the safe return of the Space Shuttle Atlantis, American ability to put astronauts into space come to an end—50 years after Alan Shepard piloted Freedom 7 into the heavens and became the first American to enter outer space. Later this year, China will remind the world that it remains … More

    Morning Bell: Unhappy Anniversaries, President Obama

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    The Obama Administration has seen its fair share of milestones this month. Yesterday marked the first anniversary of the Dodd Frank Wall Street Reform and Protection Act, Obamacare is just over one year old, it has been more than 800 days since the Democrat-controlled Senate passed a budget, and the … More

    Rep. Hensarling: I Will Do Whatever It Takes to Return to 'Fiscal Sanity'

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    Conservatives are taking a stand in the House, and they’re making their liberal counterparts angry in the process. The Cut, Cap, and Balance plan passed with flying colors in the House (234–190) on Tuesday, and it is now up to the Democratic-controlled Senate to shoulder its responsibility. In fact, conservative … More

    Washington in a Flash: So Long Shuttle

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    NASA’s shuttle program came to an end yesterday when Atlantis touched down at the Kennedy Space Center after a 13-day mission to the International Space Station. Atlantis, which embarked on its first mission in 1985, spent 307 days in space and traveled nearly 126 million miles during its 33 flights. … More

    Guest Blog: Rep. Ed Royce on Dodd-Frank, One Year Later

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    Upon passage of the financial reform bill, then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said, “This is the next critical step forward in an effort to rebuild our economy.” This type of political hubris is reminiscent of what economist Friedrich Hayek referred to as the fatal conceit. Unemployment still stands above 9 percent, … More

    Lunch with Heritage Chat on the Budget Plans

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    Click here to join our “Lunch with Heritage” online chat. We are joined by Heritage’s Senior Fellow in Government Studies Brian Darling. He is taking your questions about the “Gang of Six” plan, the Cut, Cap, and Balance Plan, and the August 2 deadline. Lunch with Heritage feat. Brian Darling

    CNN Poll: Two-Thirds of Americans Support 'Cut, Cap and Balance' Plan

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    Senate Democrats are on the warpath against the House-passed Cut, Cap and Balance Act. They have taken to calling it the “Cut, Cap, and Kill Medicare Act.” At a press conference on Wednesday, Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) aptly summed up the left’s characterizations of the legislation, calling it “cruel, dangerous, … More