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  • Gibson Guitars: Forgotten Scandal?

    Almost two years after Gibson Guitars was raided for violating an obscure law, Representative Marsha Blackburn (R–TN) is demanding a full explanation: The recent scandals surrounding this administration raise a number of questions about who they choose to target and why. The arrogance and lack of transparency displayed by this … More

    Morning Bell: Who Really Gets Farm Bill Money (in 5 Pictures)

    Whenever Congress throws too much into one bill, special interests profit. The massive farm bill—which is already 80 percent food stamps—is no exception. So what about the rest of the bill—the farm-related part? Heritage’s Diane Katz reports that it includes subsidies for more than a few surprising recipients. SHARE our … More

    Internet Sales Tax Could Lead to Higher Prices

    If the House approves the Marketplace Fairness Act, Villa Lagoon Tile won’t be out of business, but it might be forced to raise its prices. In an interview with National Public Radio, owners Lundy Wilder and Dave Perry talked about the “tremendous burden” the Internet sales tax will create for … More

    Immigration Reform in One Infographic

    The Senate Judiciary Committee approved the Gang of Eight’s immigration bill on Tuesday. It will go to the Senate floor after the Memorial Day recess. Heritage has pointed out the problems with this “comprehensive” approach — including the staggering costs of amnesty and a failure to secure the border. SHARE … More

    INFOGRAPHIC: Boehner and Small Business Owners Agree, Internet Sales Tax Is Bad for Everyone

    Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) told Bloomberg Television Wednesday he would “probably not” support the Marketplace Fairness Act, an Internet sales tax bill that passed through the Senate this week by a 69–27 margin. “Moving this bill where you’ve got 50 different sales tax codes, it’s a mess out there,” Boehner said. “You’re going … More

    Amnesty and the Welfare State Don’t Mix

    Heritage’s highly anticipated report on the cost of amnesty, released earlier today, puts the price tag at $6.3 trillion—a figure that becomes available as the Senate prepares for a May 9 markup of the “comprehensive” immigration reform bill proposed by the “Gang of Eight.” Heritage, the only organization that has … More

    The Gang of Eight Immigration Bill, Explained in One Infographic

    Senators return to Washington next week to debate the Gang of Eight’s comprehensive immigration bill. Heritage President Jim DeMint has said the bill is “unfair, it costs too much, and it’s going to make the problem worse.” We’ve put together an infographic that explains some of the major problems with … More

    INFOGRAPHIC: Obama's Red Tape Rising

    Regulatory costs skyrocketed in the first term of the Obama Administration, which added nearly $70 billion to the already excessive annual burden of government do’s and don’ts. Virtually every aspect of Americans’ lives is controlled to a varying extent by regulation, including how we light our homes, wash our clothes, … More

    9,646 Reasons to Dislike the Internet Sales Tax

    The U.S. Senate is debating the so-called Marketplace Fairness Act. It’s a bill that would result in the taxation of Internet sales, driving up costs for consumers. The legislation cleared a procedural hurdle Monday and could have a floor vote by Thursday. This is a classic case of where the … More

    DeMint on Fox News: Gang of Eight Plan Won't Fix Immigration System

    On “Your World with Neil Cavuto” this afternoon, Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint talked about the Gang of Eight immigration bill and the cost of granting amnesty to illegal immigrants. DeMint called the plan a repeat of the failed 2007 comprehensive bill. “We shouldn’t do amnesty first because we cannot … More