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  • From Good Friday to a Celebratory Weekend

    As we head into a sacred weekend for many Americans, The Foundry would like to share these inspiring words with you. Have a wonderful celebration. Excerpts from President Ronald Reagan’s Radio Address to the Nation on the Observance of Easter and Passover, April 2, 1983 My fellow Americans: This week … More

    EXCLUSIVE: This Congressman Calls Export-Import Bank 'The Face of Cronyism'

    What’s wrong with helping people in other countries buy American? Well, a lot if you’re loaning them U.S. taxpayer money to do it. As Congress gets ready to debate keeping the Export-Import Bank, Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) tells The Foundry why he believes the Ex-Im Bank is “the face of … More

    We Give Foreigners Taxpayer Money to Import Stuff from America. What?

    Is there anything the U.S. government doesn’t take taxpayer dollars to do? Here’s a lesser-known function of your hard-earned money: providing backing for people in other countries to buy things from America. Come again? Yes, that’s right. Let’s say Air China wants to purchase some Boeing jets. To encourage that … More

    A Nation That Is 'Boston Strong'

    After the bombing shattered the Boston Marathon last year, hundreds of runners left their shoes behind in a spontaneous memorial. Many wrote messages on them. Those are now part of an exhibit at the Boston Public Library—but thousands of people added pairs of their own running shoes to an outdoor … More

    A Little 'Happy' Song for Your Tax Day

    Does dividing business and personal expenses — and seeing how the government wasted your money — get you down? Whether or not you’ve heard Pharrell’s hit song “Happy,” you can appreciate this Tax Day parody by Reason’s Remy.

    Where Did Your Tax Money Go?

    It’s pretty unreal when you see it. Your 2013 tax dollars—which are due today—went primarily to pay for government benefits. Major entitlements (Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security) gobbled up 49 percent, while more federal benefits took another 20 percent. These additional “income security” benefits include federal employee retirement and disability, … More

    What No One Wants to Admit About Social Security Taxes

    It’s a bummer when you see how much income tax comes out of your paycheck. But when you see that Social Security line item, do you think, “At least that’s going to pay for my retirement”? It’s not. The tax money you’re paying into Social Security today is going to … More

    The Charts Obama Doesn't Want You to See

    Talking about Obamacare’s effects is one thing; seeing hard data is another. Heritage’s newly updated Obamacare in Pictures has 15 charts that show the law’s effects on Americans—from canceled insurance policies to new taxes, Medicare cuts, reduced choice for plans, and more. Here’s a quick look at just three of … More

    Getting Your Neighbor's Mortgage Off Your Lawn

    Did you know you are probably responsible for your neighbors’ mortgage payments? What? Heritage expert Norbert Michel explained: Nearly all new residential mortgages are currently being guaranteed by Fannie [Mae] or Freddie [Mac] because these companies buy mortgages from banks and then sell investments backed by the mortgages. And because … More

    Will IRS Targeting Send Someone to Jail?

    It’s time to talk tough on the IRS—after all, it’s tax season. But the sad reality is, the investigation of the agency’s targeting of conservative groups has gone nowhere. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said this week that “Somebody at the IRS violated the law. Whether it was Lois Lerner … More