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  • Monthly Archives: September 2013

    Democrats Threaten Government Shutdown If They Don’t Get More Spending

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    While much of the debate over government funding has centered around funding for the President’s unworkable health care law, Democrats’ appetite for more unnecessary federal spending has gotten much less attention. Democrats in the House are demanding more discretionary spending and have openly stated that they would prefer a government … More

    Obamacare and Its Impact on Hispanics

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    Here’s something you won’t hear from the Hispanic media, the mainstream media, or the White House: Among the many terrible side effects of Obamacare is its adverse effects on Hispanics. This stems from the fact that the Hispanic population is one of the youngest, in addition to Obamacare’s impact on … More

    What People Are Saying About Our Billboard in Times Square

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    Heritage’s billboard is still looming large over Times Square, six stories high and boldly warning about the hazards of Obamacare in one of the busiest intersections in the world. We think it’s pretty cool, and judging by your comments on the billboard images shared on Facebook here, here and here, … More

    What Is This Guy's Obamacare Nightmare?

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    Andy Mangione and his wife are experiencing a real-life, really scary Obamacare nightmare. Their insurance premium is going to triple, jumping from $333 a month to $965 in 2014. Mangione’s boys are healthy; his wife is healthy; and nothing in their medical history has changed that would indicate tripling premiums … More

    Forging the Correct Foreign Policy

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    As the United States considered intervention in Syria recently, a number of presidents and policy experts weighed in. Not simply on whether intervention would be sound policy but on whether the United States is exceptional. But the Founders had no doubt that we would be, because they founded the U.S. … More

    Sen. Ted Cruz on Hannity: Don't Give Harry Reid the Obamacare Power

    On Fox News’s “Hannity” last night, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) said defunding Obamacare is about “listening to the American people and bringing back  jobs and economic growth.” Last week, a bipartisan majority in the House of Representatives proved they’re listening to the concerns of the American people and voted to stop Obamacare while funding the … More

    Japan’s Revolving Door Tax

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    Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is likely to increase Japan’s sales tax from 5 percent to 8 percent next year. Abe and his close ally Haruhiko Kuroda, head of the Bank of Japan, have long advocated for increasing Japan’s money supply by targeting a higher inflation rate in an attempt to … More

    Morning Bell: This Fight Is for You

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    The Heritage Foundation has been talking about defunding Obamacare for some time now, and people may be wondering why. Why did we put up a billboard in Times Square warning Americans that Obamacare will be hazardous to their health? Why won’t we give up this fight? Because we are fighting … More

    What’s Next for Obamacare: Harry Reid’s Procedural Attacks

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    “If you let me write the procedure and I let you write the substance, I’ll [beat] you every time.” Representative John Dingell (D-MI), the longest serving member in the history of Congress, understands that congressional procedure dictates policy. It is important for opponents of Obamacare to understand Senate Majority Leader … More

    IRS’s Lois Lerner Finally Loses Her Taxpayer-Funded Paycheck

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    The IRS has announced the retirement of Lois Lerner, one of the key officials at the center of the scandal over the agency’s targeting of Tea Party and other conservative groups that had applied for tax-exempt status. Lerner, the former head of the IRS’s tax-exempt organizations office, had been on … More