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  • Yearly Archives: 2012

    12 Days of Obamacare Surprises: Uninsured Americans

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    Not all surprises are good. When it comes to Obamacare, the original projections are turning into unfortunately different realities. For the next 8 days, Heritage is going to highlight one of the various changes in Obamacare projections (e.g., cost, enrollment, etc.) from when the law first passed until now. One … More

    Obama’s “Lucy Move the Football” Fiscal Cliff Plan Still Not Balanced

    Speaker John Boehner and President Obama

    Volleys of negotiating counter-offers are coming in faster now that Christmas break and the looming fiscal cliff are just around the corner. While there is much unsatisfactory with Speaker of the House John Boehner’s (R–OH) Sunday night proposal, let us not forget that the reason we are watching this needless, … More

    Domino’s Founder Files Lawsuit Challenging HHS Mandate

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    Tom Monaghan, founder and former owner of Domino’s Pizza, is the latest business owner to file a lawsuit challenging Obamacare’s Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate requiring employers to cover abortion-inducing drugs, contraception, and sterilization as “preventive services” in their health care plans. The Catholic, pro-life advocate and philanthropist filed … More

    Occupy L.A. Cost Taxpayers Millions, City Documents Show

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    The Los Angeles offshoot of the “Occupy” protest movement cost the city of more than $4 million, according to records produced by the City Administrative Officer. Documents obtained by the site MuckRock, embedded below, provide a detailed breakdown of the financial toll of the protests, which took place for about … More

    Beware! Regulations Incoming!

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    Buckle up, job-creators: The administrative state is set to grow steadily larger in 2013 with a slew of new regulations. “For months, federal agencies and the White House have sidetracked dozens of major regulations that cover everything from power plant pollution to workplace safety to a crackdown on Wall Street,” … More

    Senator Inouye, The Passing of a Giant

    Sen. Daniel Inouye (D-HI)

    Senator Daniel Inouye (D–HI) passed away last evening, an old warrior succumbed to complications of pneumonia. His last word was “Aloha.” Inouye was one of an all too quickly disappearing cadre of elder statesmen who began their public service as military members. He was one of the Greatest Generation. Inouye, … More

    USDA's Stimulus Jobs Data Plagued by Inaccuracies

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    Federal requirements for monitoring jobs data associated with President Obama’s stimulus package are insufficient to ensure that that the information is accurate, according to a review of that data compiled by the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The IG released a report this week documenting widespread inaccuracies in … More

    Managing Nuclear Waste

    Few think of a calm pool of water when they think of nuclear waste. While nuclear waste must be handled with skill and care, the problems with managing America’s existing and future nuclear waste are political hurdles, not ones of technology or safety. What is popularly termed nuclear waste is … More

    The Obama Tax Plan: Undercutting Economic Growth

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    The President and his advocates in Congress argue that raising taxes on all taxpayers would damage the economy but that raising taxes on only “high-income” households is supposedly not economically destructive. This line of reasoning is simply mistaken. (House Speaker John Boehner (R–OH), perhaps still cognizant of the economic ramifications … More

    Why Wind Power Has Low Economic Value

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    Michael Goggin, manager of transmission policy at the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), posted a second response to my report “Wind Intermittency and the Production Tax Credit: A High Cost Subsidy for Low Value Power.” As before, Goggin does not respond to my analysis, leaving my main point unanswered. In … More