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  • Monthly Archives: May 2013

    Internet Sales Tax Could Lead to Higher Prices

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    If the House approves the Marketplace Fairness Act, Villa Lagoon Tile won’t be out of business, but it might be forced to raise its prices. In an interview with National Public Radio, owners Lundy Wilder and Dave Perry talked about the “tremendous burden” the Internet sales tax will create for … More

    Pacific Alliance: Decreasing Trade Barriers and Increasing Economic Growth

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    The presidents of the “Pacific Alliance” (Chile, Colombia, México, and Perú) met last week in Cali, Colombia, to sign an agreement removing tariffs on 90 percent of their merchandise trade. This is good news. Congress and the Obama Administration should pay more attention to this trade bloc—one that is considerably … More

    The IRS, Obamacare, and You: The Spending

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    Getting the Obamacare “train wreck” up and running will cost the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) an estimated $881 million between 2010 and 2013, according to the Government Accountability Office. As of last June, the IRS had already requested more than half a billion dollars from an implementation “slush fund” established … More

    Morning Bell: Time to Shrink the Monster

    Does the debt ceiling affect YOU? It does—in many ways. A new video by Bankrupting America uses humor to call attention to an issue that is anything but funny, and why it matters for every American household. Recent Heritage research reveals how the rising national debt hurts American families, including: … More

    Michigan Budget Battle Provides Opportunity to Reject Common Core National Standards

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    A budget battle is brewing in Michigan. But it isn’t the type of spending battle typically associated with budget making—this is a fight over the future of Michigan’s educational autonomy. It’s a battle over Common Core national standards. According to a report by the Michigan Information and Research Service (MIRS) … More

    The Facts about Food Stamps Everyone Should Hear

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    A recent US News & World Report article set out to unveil the “facts” about food stamps. What are the so-called “facts”? For one, the article claims that the food stamps program is not “bloated,” but rather, the surge in participation and spending is a result of the program “doing … More

    The IRS, Obamacare, and You: The Taxes

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    With the IRS under fire for its improper targeting of tea party groups, many Americans have also raised concerns about the agency’s activities relating to Obamacare. This week, we’ll be taking a look at just some of the many ways in which the IRS will be intimately involved with implementing … More

    Morning Bell: Serving Those Who Served

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    This Memorial Day, the Heritage family will join all Americans in remembering the service and sacrifices of those who gave all so the rest of us would remain free. There is no greater way to honor their memory than making a personal commitment to serving those who served—our 22 million … More

    Unions, Young Adults Grow Skeptical of Obamacare

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    As the full implementation of Obamacare nears, young adults and unions are growing more skeptical of the law. A new Fox News poll found not only that 56 percent of voters want to go back to the days before Obamacare, but that 55 percent under the age of 35 wanted … More

    VIDEO: The Shaky Debt Ceiling

    Congress’s dance with the debt limit can be confusing and, frankly, the details can be a real snooze fest for many Americans. Sometimes a little humor clarifies the absurdities of Washington antics better than flow charts and talk of trillions. The 31-second video and accompanying infographic “The Debt Ceiling Explained” … More