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  • Abdication: Senate Votes to Do Nothing Unless It Can Hike Taxes for the President

    Now that the Senate has voted to do nothing to address the overspending crisis, conservatives must keep the liberals’ feet to the fire and not let them put off yet again finding a solution to federal overspending and overborrowing.  Congress should not raise the debt limit without getting spending under … More

    Gang of Six: Promises, Promises

    A group of U.S. Senators called the Gang of Six has cobbled together the third Senate-originated half-baked idea this week that would lead to hiking the debt limit. All three Senate approaches — the McConnell Plan, the McConnell-Reid “Just Borrow More” Plan, and now the Gang of Six “Maybe Later … More

    McConnell-Reid "Just Borrow More" Plan Fails to Cut Spending and Degrades America's Creditworthiness

    Any Senator foolish enough to think the McConnell-Reid “Just Borrow More” Plan solves the debt ceiling problem should look again at what the Moody’s debt rating service said.  The McConnell-Reid Plan simply hikes the debt ceiling so the government can borrow more money, with a commission thrown in, to meet … More

    Shame on the Politically Motivated McConnell Plan to Hike Borrowing With No Spending Cuts

    The McConnell Plan to hike the debt limit has only one thought behind it — fade the political heat.  The Plan purportedly makes the Democratic President bear the political burden for increases in the debt limit to the benefit of Republicans, but the Plan does nothing for the good of … More

    Please Don’t Expect Too Much from Bill Bringing Earnings to USA

    In May 2011, Representative Kevin Brady (R-TX), a senior member of the Ways and Means Committee of the House of Representatives, introduced the Freedom to Invest Act of 2011 (H.R. 1834, 112th Congress). The bill amends Section 965 of the Internal Revenue Code to allow companies that do business both … More

    The Speaker’s First Step on the Journey Toward “Saving the American Dream”

    Conservatives have a clear objective: to drive down government spending and debt, protect America, and balance the budget without raising taxes. In New York City last night, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives John Boehner (R–OH) outlined in remarks about the debt limit a useful first step to take. … More

    Defense of DOMA Remains in Good Hands

    Former Solicitor General of the United States Paul D. Clement resigned his partnership at the King & Spalding law firm on April 25 in a selfless act of high honor and ethical principle. Americans should applaud his strong stand for the principle that lawyers must put the interests of their … More

    Congress Still Has Time Before It Must Deal with the Debt Limit Issue

    As Heritage expert J.D. Foster, Ph.D. noted in his January 2011 paper “Congress Has Time and Options on Debt Limit“, Congress had time to discuss how it wants to proceed on the debt limit.  Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner’s letter of April 4, 2011 estimates that the Federal Government will … More

    Top Five New Rules of 112th Congress

    Fulfilling their constitutional power to “determine the Rules of its Proceedings,” this Wednesday, January 5, 2010, the newly assembled House of Representatives will adopt the Rules of the House for the 112th Congress. Speaker-designate John Boehner has proposed a series of changes to the House rules designed to make the … More