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  • Monthly Archives: July 2012

    A "Conservative Carbon Tax" Is $0

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    Instead of rallying together to fight the Obama Administration’s backdoor environmental regulations, which have exorbitant costs and minimal benefit, some conservative organizations are working with liberal groups to push costs higher by piling on a carbon tax. This would be nothing more than an enormously high, regressive energy tax that … More

    Online Chat on the Obama Tax Hikes - LIVE NOW

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    Commonly known as “Taxmageddon,” taxes are set to go up on January 1 for everyone if Congress fails to act. Click here to join us on right now for our “Lunch with Heritage” online chat. We are joined by Heritage Expert Rea Hederman and he is taking your questions about … More

    Obama Guts Welfare Reform

    August 22, 1996 Surrounded by bipartisan members of Congress, Governors, administrative officials and former welfare recipients, President Bill Clinton signs welfare reform legislation Thursday at the White House. Known as the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996, the bill ends 60 years of guaranteed monetary assistance to the poor. The three former welfare recipients are (from left, all women, standing around the President): Lillie Harden from Arkansas, Penelope Howard from Deleware and Janet Ferrel from West Virginia.

    Today, the Obama Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released an official policy directive rewriting the welfare reform law of 1996. The new policy guts the federal work requirements that were the foundation of the reform law. The Obama directive bludgeons the letter and intent of the actual reform … More

    Facts Deflate Sebelius's Defense of Obamacare

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    It must be a tough job defending Obamacare, but someone’s got to do it. This week, that someone is Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, who wrote an op-ed for The Washington Post. A Decrease in Health Care Costs? Not So Fast Sebelius says national health expenditures have … More

    Fitch Ratings Warns: Congress Must Address the Fiscal Crisis

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    Proof of President Reagan’s wisdom keeps cropping up. A fresh example: The U.S. has retained its AAA credit status with Fitch Ratings, mainly due to the fundamental strengths of its free-market economy; but a long cloud threatens the outlook—and it comes from the government’s increasingly unstable fiscal condition. In short, … More

    Sequestration Will Damage an Already Weakened Air Force

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    The House Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness is holding a hearing this week titled “Department of the Air Force Aircraft Force Structure Reductions.” The last word of this hearing—reductions—is telling. The subcommittee usually holds hearings in which military officials update the status of their respective branches. However, the U.S. Air … More

    CBO Report Confirms Rich Already Pay Their "Fair Share"

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    The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) just released its latest estimates on the share of taxes paid by income level, giving voters a way to check the argument that the rich do not pay “their fair share.” Using 2009 tax year data, CBO’s report shows the amount of income people earned … More

    White House National Security Strategy: Distract from Real Concerns

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    While the President has reveled in recent U.S. military accomplishments (even at the expense of classified or sensitive information), his Administration has been guardedly quiet about the defense community’s elephant in the room: the automatic cuts mandated by sequestration. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta has repeatedly stated that the cuts … More

    58 More Reasons Boko Haram Should Be Designated a Terrorist Organization

    A screen grab made on October 21, 2010 in Kano from a video allegedly released by the Nigerian Islamist sect Boko Haram in northern Nigeria reportedly shows two alleged sect members standing against a background of a Google Earth shot of the northern Nigerian city of Bauchi with the triangular city prison visible. Boko Haram 'spokesman' claims responsibility for the attack on the UN building in Abuja that killed 18 on August 26, 2011.

    At least 58 people are dead in Nigeria, victims of another religiously motivated attack against Christians from the Muslim group Boko Haram. Hundreds of Boko Haram terrorists armed with guns and machetes infiltrated several Christian villages in central Nigeria on Saturday. The group released a statement stating that Christians in … More

    Morning Bell: Obama Fails to See "Serious Impact" of Hugo Chavez

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    President Obama has been stumbling on the economy, and this week he added more proof of his weakness on foreign policy. He told a popular Miami TV station that Venezuela’s aggressive President Hugo Chavez “has not had a serious national security impact on us.” Chavez certainly doesn’t reciprocate Obama’s gentle … More