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  • Monthly Archives: July 2011

    Conservatives Beware: The Boehner Plan Leads to Tax Increases

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    Conservatives have a clear objective: Debt limit legislation should drive down federal spending on the way to a balanced budget, while preserving the ability to protect America, and without raising taxes.  The plan suggested by Speaker of the House John Boehner fails to meet that objective — indeed, it sets … More

    Exporting Natural Gas Benefits America

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    Natural gas prices in the United States have been low in the past few years, and increased estimates in natural gas reserves from shale formations in Pennsylvania, New York, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana are opening opportunities to increase exports to other nations. In some countries, natural gas prices are … More

    Obama Administration Just Says 'No' to Abstinence

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    Take a look at the Obama Administration’s newest grant announcement for marriage education. Everything looks okay until page 29. There, listed as one of the “Unallowable Activities,” is abstinence education. Wait a second. One would expect that with the name Healthy Marriage and Relationship Grants, these programs would aim to … More

    Top 10 Reads: July 25, 2011

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    Catching you up on clips, commentary and news of the day. Sign up for the daily email update from Scribe. As Criminal Laws Proliferate, More Are Ensnared – Gary Fields & John R. Emshwiller The Truth Comes Out in Honduras – Mary Anastasia O’Grady A Year Later, Dodd-Frank Delays Are Piling … More

    Rasmussen: 57 Percent of Americans Favor Repeal of Obamacare

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    News from Rasmussen Reports: Obamacare still isn’t winning any fans among Americans. Given Obamacare’s effect on employment, that’s not surprising. A new poll reveals that 57 percent of Americans favor the repeal of Obamacare, including 46 percent who strongly favor its repeal. Meanwhile, 53 percent think the law will be … More

    Lessons for Today from Reagan's 1982 Deficit Reduction Compromise

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    Want some perspective on the debt ceiling negotiations and calls for tax increases in exchange for spending cuts? You might want to consider a cautionary tale dating back to 1982 when President Ronald Reagan agreed to a deficit-reduction compromise—and a result he didn’t bargain for. Former Attorney General Edwin Meese … More

    When America Paid off the National Debt

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    Winter has turned to spring and spring has turned to summer, but Congress and the White House are still debating how to handle the limit on our national debt.  In the 1830’s, however, President Andrew Jackson set about an even more daunting task: paying the debt off entirely.  America accomplished … More

    Amigos: Obama and La Raza Operate From Same Playbook

    Jul 13, 2008 - San Diego, California, USA - Presidential candidate U.S. Senator BARACK OBAMA (D-IL), keynote speaker at the 'NCLR 40 years, A Stronger America Together' Annual Conference.The National Council of La Raza

    President Obama speaks to the National Council of La Raza today to deliver his latest sales pitch to Hispanics. His talking points should sound familiar. La Raza regularly mirrors the White House message on a range of topics — from the ongoing debt-limit debate to Elizabeth Warren. Recent action alerts … More

    PODCAST: Obamacare and Unions Drag Down Job Creation

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    In this week’s Heritage in Focus, labor economist James Sherk discusses his two new reports, one on Obamacare’s effect on recovery and the other on unions’ effect on job creation. Make sure to listen to the full interview, here. Sherk’s research is captured well in the graph below. In short, … More

    The Debt Ceiling: What China Is Doing

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    The debt standoff in D.C. is first and foremost about irresponsible government—not just right now but for a decade by both parties, both houses of Congress, and two Presidents. There are also a number of secondary issues, including the impact on America’s biggest foreign creditor: China. Hang on—this is going … More