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  • Yearly Archives: 2013

    Bloggers Briefing: The JFK Assassination and Obamacare's War on Pizza

    heritagefoundation on livestream.com. Broadcast Live Free The FDA will soon finalize its regulations implementing the Obamacare calorie-labeling mandate for chain restaurants with 20 or more locations. FDA’s one-size-fits-all draft rules will create onerous and expensive burdens on these franchised small businesses, fail to take into account current consumer behavior, and … More

    Lawmakers’ Currency Demands Could Backfire on U.S. Exporters

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    A number of U.S. legislators want to give the Obama Administration the power to impose tariffs on imports from countries that manipulate their currencies. Such a policy could boomerang on U.S. exporters if other governments follow suit, since reductions in the value of the dollar in recent years could be … More

    Energy: What Works and What Doesn't

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    President Obama told listeners during his weekly address that American energy is booming under his Administration. The reality is, however, that the private sector delivered the economic benefits America is enjoying from energy production—and the Administration’s policies are stunting that growth. The President highlighted that domestic oil production surpassed imports … More

    Mounting Military Readiness Concerns

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    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said in a recent speech, “As we look out across the strategic landscape, the United States military will remain an essential tool of American power and foreign policy, but one that must be used wisely, precisely, and judiciously.” However, since President Obama’s election in 2008, his … More

    A Case for Separating the Farm Bill: Passing Trillion-Dollar Bills Should Be a Fuss

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    As of last week, President Obama’s number one economic priority is a new farm bill. He recently stated: Number one, Congress needs to pass a farm bill that helps rural communities grow and protects vulnerable Americans. For decades, Congress found a way to compromise and pass farm bills without fuss. … More

    Getting Americans Back to Helping Each Other

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    Heritage distinguished fellow and former Assistant Secretary of State Kim R. Holmes, at a recent event for his new book Rebound: Getting America Back to Great, argued that America’s decline is not inevitable; there’s still a chance to turn things around. Today, America is one of the freest and most … More

    Tax Increases Really Hurt Growth and Jobs

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    Some lawmakers, led by Senate Budget Committee chair Patty Murray (D–WA), are seeking to raise taxes in the budget conference to replace the modest spending reductions referred to as sequestration. They say that spending cuts hurt growth and jobs. If they are truly concerned about the economy and Americans’ opportunities, … More

    Obamacare Supporter Claims Law Helps Colleges When It Really Hurts

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    One of Obamacare’s most vocal supporters claimed the health care law is helping colleges and universities offer coverage to their employees. Except it’s really not. Representative George Miller (D-CA) said Thursday, “The ACA is another opportunity for education institutions—as employers—to partner with states and the federal government to ensure that … More

    The American People Rose Up to Repeal a Health Care Law Once Before. They Can Do It Again.

    Protesters oppose Obamacare at Supreme Court

    The law that promised health coverage for all has so far stripped 3.5 million Americans of their insurance. Meanwhile, fewer than 27,000 people merely “selected” plans—without necessarily purchasing them—on HealthCare.gov. To date, then, Obamacare keeps creating more coverage losers for every Obamacare “winner.” And many of those “winners” have been … More

    Congress and Obamacare: A Big Double Standard

    Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) (KEVIN DIETSCH/UPI/Newscom)

    Are lawmakers and  their personal staffs “exempt” from Obamacare, as some conservative critics are saying? Well, not exactly. Members of Congress and their staffs  must be enrolled in the Obamacare exchange plans effective January 1, 2014.   Under Section 1312 (D) of the Affordable Care Act,   they can no longer get … More