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  • Rand Paul Address United States' Decline in Economic Freedom

    Senator Rand Paul decried the Obama administration today when speaking about economic freedom. “For a pro-choice party, this is the most anti-choice administration we’ve seen in a lifetime,” Kentucky GOP senator Paul says. Paul spoke at an event today launching The Wall Street Journal and Heritage Foundation’s 2014 Index of … More

    Paul Ryan: Government Traps the Poor

    How to boost the poor out of the “poverty trap?” Stop letting the government keep them there, Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) says. In comments today at the Brookings Institution’s Social Mobility Summit, Ryan outlined why the War on Poverty, launched 50 years ago by President Lyndon B. Johnson, “missed the … More

    Share One of These to Let the President Know You Haven't Forgotten

    In 2009, President Obama threatened those who criticized Obamacare: “If you misrepresent what’s in this plan, we will call you out.” But as Obamacare unfolded in 2013, it was clear the President and his Administration were the only ones misrepresenting the law. Now, Mr. President, we’re calling you out. In our … More

    10 Surprising Government Programs That Are Costing You $10.2 Billion

    Here’s one program you probably didn’t realize your tax dollars were funding: a pet-shampoo company. A new spending bill takes center stage this week in Congress, and according to a Heritage Foundation report, lawmakers could use it to save taxpayers $10.2 billion by axing subsidies including one bolstering a pet-shampoo … More

    The National Debt in One Picture

    Congress is beginning its new year with a budget deal that busts right through “caps” it was supposed to have on spending. At Heritage, we want to hold Congress accountable for its tax-and-spend ways, even as Members claim there’s no room to cut. A good place to start is understanding … More

    This Is Exactly What Health Care Reform Is Supposed to Do

    Imagine waking up from a coma to find that both of your legs and your left hand are gone. After a motorcycle accident that nearly killed him, this was Moise Brutus’s devastating reality. And he had to navigate the broken Medicaid system to try to recover. Now, he calls those … More

    Pajamas, Cocoa, and Health Care: How Obama Wants You to Spend Christmas

    How do you plan to spend the cold days of December? Organizing for Action, President Obama’s campaign arm, thinks Americans should be spreading the merry news of Obamacare. Last night on Twitter, OFA encouraged its followers to grab some hot chocolate and talk health care. Accompanying the call to #GetTalking … More

    4 Obamacare Supporters Face Reality After Losing Their Health Care Plans

    Meet Catherine, Valentina, Martin, and Peggy. They lost their insurance because of Obamacare, are struggling to afford new options, and the President’s “fix” isn’t giving them much peace. CNN reported their stories last week and we’ve highlighted their concerns below. Catherine Franklin Catherine Franklin, a 46-year-old mom and Navy veteran, … More

    What the Government Got You This Year (in Pictures)

    Today, the Senate is set to pass the new U.S. budget deal in all its spend-tastic glory. Lawmakers have hemmed and hawed about making any cuts to spending, despite countless examples of ridiculous decisions that have wasted taxpayers’ money. So it’s timely that the office of Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) … More

    Budgets, Abortion, and Obamacare: 9 Things House Conservatives Said Today

    The Murray-Ryan budget surfaced Tuesday night, and led the conversation between House conservatives this morning at The Foundry’s Conversations With Conservatives. Missed the event? We’ve compiled an exclusive list of some of their comments below. On the Murray-Ryan Budget Deal: Representative Mick Mulvaney (R-SC): Now we’ve raised the debt ceiling over … More