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  • The Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act

    On Friday, December 9, 2011, Representative Dave Camp (R-MI), with several cosponsors, introduced H.R. 3630, the “Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2011.”  The 369-page bill consists of six titles, main elements of which are discussed below. Title I of the bill gets the government out of … More

    Congress: You Must Still Do Your Job, Supercommittee or Not

    The congressional Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, called the Supercommittee, announced today that it has failed to meet its statutory duty to recommend deficit reduction to Congress.  But the overspending problem is still here.  Congress does not get to quit on the American people or stall for more time.  … More

    72 Representatives Know What America Needs, and It Is Not a Tax Hike

    Seventy-two Members of the U.S. House of Representatives, including Representatives Patrick McHenry (R-NC) and Jim Jordan (R-OH), have joined 33 U.S. Senators in standing tall against continued overspending, overborrowing and overtaxing. In a letter today to the congressional Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, known as the Supercommittee, the 72 … More

    Supercommittee: Maximize Nonsecurity Spending Cuts, Do Not Raise Taxes

    The Heritage Foundation has consistently urged, and continues to urge, that the congressional Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, known as the Supercommittee, “go big” with its recommendations, to “drive federal spending down — including by fixing ever-expanding entitlement programs — toward a balanced budget, while preserving our capability to … More

    Obama Couldn't Wait: His New Christmas Tree Tax

    President Obama’s Agriculture Department today announced that it will impose a new 15-cent charge on all fresh Christmas trees—the Christmas Tree Tax—to support a new Federal program to improve the image and marketing of Christmas trees. In the Federal Register of November 8, 2011, Acting Administrator of Agricultural Marketing David … More

    33 Senators Who Know What America Needs

    As Washington ties itself up in knots over what the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, better known as the Supercommittee, will recommend to Congress, thirty-three Senators are standing tall against continued overspending and overborrowing. In a letter of November 3, 2011, to the Members of the Supercommittee, Senators Jim … More

    Conservatives to Super-Committee: Think Big, Really Big

    Congressional leaders led a national debate in July 2011 about the problems of federal overspending and overborrowing.  Unfortunately, at the end of the debate, Congress enacted a so-called Budget Control Act that did little to control overspending and vastly increased borrowing.  Congress then scooted out of town for the month of … More

    Even the Fakery is Fake: Joint Committee is Not Required to Recommend $1.5 Trillion in Deficit Reduction

    The “Budget Control Act of 2011″ (BCA) contains provisions for a joint committee of Congress, whose supposed job it is to make recommendations to reduce the deficit by $1.5 trillion.  But the legislation does not require the joint committee to do that job.  It is merely a “goal” of the … More

    Stop Job-Killing Obama Tax Hikes and Cut Government Spending, Now

    It’s hard to understand why President Obama took to the airwaves tonight at prime time. He still has no plan for dealing with government overspending and overborrowing, and he  gave the nation very little except a repetition of his never-ending call for tax hikes. In noting the risk of ever-increasing … More

    Conservatives Beware: The Boehner Plan Leads to Tax Increases

    Conservatives have a clear objective: Debt limit legislation should drive down federal spending on the way to a balanced budget, while preserving the ability to protect America, and without raising taxes.  The plan suggested by Speaker of the House John Boehner fails to meet that objective — indeed, it sets … More