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  • Monthly Archives: March 2012

    The Numbers Are in, and the Buffett Rule Comes Up Short

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    President Obama’s infamous “Buffett Rule,” which would set a 30 percent minimum effective tax rate for families and businesses with incomes greater than $1 million, would raise a paltry $47 billion over 10 years according to a recent report by the Joint Committee on Taxation. During that same timeframe, President … More

    Obamacare's Two-Year Anniversary

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    Today marks the two-year anniversary of President Obama signing into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which will go down in the history books as “Obamacare.” With the Supreme Court poised to hear oral argument in the 26 states’ and NFIB’s challenge to the Act next week, members … More

    The 3 Biggest Ways Obamacare Kills Jobs

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    Obamacare’s provisions will result in significant job loss across America. Below is a summary of how Obamacare’s provisions will harm job growth: Employer mandate. Obamacare requires all businesses with 50 or more full-time employees to provide health coverage for their workers or pay a $2,000 penalty for each employee after … More

    House Members Ask Hillary Clinton Not to Promote 'Fracking' Propaganda

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    Thirty-two members of the House of Representatives have asked Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to remove a factually inaccurate environmentalist documentary from the list of featured films at a State Department event showcasing “contemporary American society and culture.” The documentary, Gasland, spread hysteria about the natural gas mining technique hydraulic … More

    Morning Bell: Obamacare's Dreadful Anniversary

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    Two years ago today, President Barack Obama signed into law Obamacare, a 2,700-page bill that will radically alter America’s health care system and wreak havoc on medical costs, quality of care, and fundamental rights in ways that are beyond the scope of our imagination. Much of what was contained in … More

    Overcriminalization Interrupted: Senate Passes House Version of Stock Act

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    “Hallelujah” overstates the point, but we are pleased that the Senate on Thursday accepted the revisions to the STOCK Act made by the House of Representatives. As Heritage explained in two earlier Issue Briefs on this subject, the additional public corruption provisions that the Senate initially wanted to include in … More

    Whom Do You Trust More: Pilots or a Door?

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    Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano told Congress whom she trusts on February 15 when she responded to Congressman (and former Federal Flight Deck Officer) Chip Cravaack’s (R–MN) question at a House hearing. The exchange is exemplified with these remarks: Cravaack: “Is a Federal Flight Deck Officer the last line … More

    Latest U.N. Security Council Act Won't Stop Assad

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    The U.N. Security Council finally reached an agreement on Syria yesterday. In typical U.N. form, it amounts to more talk than action. Russia and China acquiesced to a non-binding presidential statement calling for “a ceasefire in Syria and opening conflict areas to humanitarian aid.” The statement contains no ultimatum for … More

    Killing Spree in France Reminds World of Disparate Terror Threat

    Islamic extremist Mohamed Merah who boasted of killing seven people to strike back at France died Thursday after jumping from his window, gun in hand, in a fierce shootout with police, a French minister said.

    This October marks the 10-year anniversary of the Beltway sniper attacks, a series of killings that gripped the Washington, D.C., metro area with fear. Until being brought to justice, John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo methodically gunned down nearly a dozen innocent civilians. This past week, citizens in the … More

    Online Chat on the Second Anniversary of Obamacare

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    Obamacare is turning two years old tomorrow and it is now more unpopular than ever. Click here to join us right now for our “Lunch with Heritage” online chat. We are talking to Heritage’s health policy analyst Kate Nix. She is taking your questions about Obamacare, what’s wrong with it, … More