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  • Monthly Archives: October 2013

    Argentinian President’s Life-Threatening Surgery Could Mean End for Party Majority

    Argentinian President Cristina Fernandez’s Victory Front coalition party suffered a tremendous loss in Sunday’s elections. Fernandez had hoped her party would win to a two-thirds majority in the congress, but now her party holds barely 50 percent of the seats. Fernandez’s campaign began losing momentum a few weeks ago when … More

    YOUR STORIES: Insurance Plans Cancelled Due to Obamacare

    NBC News - Health Insurance Plans Canceled

    Estimates this week suggest that 11 million people could lose their current insurance plans because of Obamacare’s mandatory requirements. We knew that included many Heritage readers, so earlier this week we asked: Has your health insurance plan been canceled? Here are some of your stories: John B: IL family of … More

    Still No African Leader Worthy of the Ibrahim Award

    ISSOUF SANOGO/AFP/Getty Images/Newscom

    For the fourth time in five years the Mo Ibrahim Foundation has failed to find a suitable candidate for the world’s most valuable individual award ($5 million over 10 years, then $200,000 per year for life): the Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership. Africa is home to some of the world’s … More

    Mike Lee: What's Next for Conservatives

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    What’s next for conservatives? Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) said yesterday at The Heritage Foundation that we can’t ignore the ways Obamacare is harming Americans. Obamacare is “unaffordable and unfair [and] it’s getting worse all the time,” Lee said. “Every week, thousands of Americans get letters from their insurance companies, announcing … More

    Americans Support Stronger Work Requirements for Food Stamps

    Newscom

    Nearly three-quarters of Americans believe that the food stamps program should include stronger work requirements, according to the October Food Demand Survey (FooDS) out of Oklahoma State University. Other surveys similarly show that Americans support work requirements for welfare. A 2012 Rasmussen survey revealed that 83 percent of Americans favor … More

    Issa Immigration Proposal Misses the Mark

    Rep. Darrell Issa at Oversight and Government Reform Committee

    Representative Darrell Issa (R–CA) is reportedly preparing an immigration bill that he says is “halfway between full amnesty and simply rejecting people.” Although the bill text is not yet available, any approach that begins with amnesty will not solve our immigration challenges. As described in press reports, Issa’s proposal falls … More

    Happy Halloween: Candy-Crushing Cronyism

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    This Halloween, millions of Americans will, as every year, be handing out candy. But this year, the real trick could be finding treats made in the U.S.A. Because of government cronyism aimed at protecting big sugar producers, much of the candy in your child’s bag will come from overseas. According … More

    Social Security COLA: How to Improve Accuracy and Stop Excess Spending

    Social Security Cards

    Time for some simple math: Which poll will more accurately determine the effect of a change on a whole group—one that surveys three of 10 people, or one that surveys nine of 10? While this may seem like an easy question, the Social Security Administration (SSA) currently receives a failing … More

    3 Trillion Reasons Not to Raise Taxes Again

    Taxes have risen by $3 trillion under Obama

    Do you know how much President Obama has raised taxes? Oh, by about $3 trillion. In a new paper, Heritage expert Curtis Dubay reminds us: President Obama has already raised taxes substantially twice—first as part of Obamacare and then as part of the “fiscal cliff” deal earlier this year. Together, … More

    How the Administration Knew Americans Would Lose Their Current Health Plans

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    There has been much chatter about an NBC News report last night highlighting one clear fact: The Obama Administration knew millions of Americans would lose their current health plans due to Obamacare. That the Administration knew about the impact of Obamacare on Americans’ health plans is clear, not least because … More