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    Tax Reform at Last?

    Today, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R) of Michigan jumpstarts the tax reform debate. It’s about time. The tax code stables in Washington haven’t been cleaned out since 1986—more than a quarter century ago, when Ronald Reagan was President. Since then, year after year, the tax code … More

    Are You Being Represented?

    Do the hot topics in Washington reflect your concerns about the country? Lately, the President has been advocating amnesty and a minimum wage hike. He had a rare private meeting with House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) yesterday to discuss these and other issues. Here’s the problem with these priorities: Very … More

    Stand by Flood Insurance Reforms, Conservative Leaders Urge House

    A coalition of conservative leaders today said the House should reject legislation that would continue taxpayer subsidies of flood insurance for private property owners. Taxpayers, they stress, already are on the hook for $24 billion. “Members of the House should reject all forms of this bill and put an end … More

    Pawlenty Joins the Fight to End Fannie and Freddie

    Two Financial Services Roundtable executives, former Governor Tim Pawlenty (R–MN) and former Navy Secretary John Dalton, have penned an article that highlights the key points in the housing finance reform debate. In particular, the article pointedly calls for an end to the government guarantees of government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Fannie Mae … More

    VIDEO: Boehner Shouldn't Trust Obama on Immigration Reform, Heritage's Morgan Says

    Immigration reform was expected to be among the topics of today’s meeting between President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner at the White House. But the Ohio Republican should be wary of Obama’s intentions—and desire to grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants—given his selective enforcement of federal laws, The … More

    Obamacare's Dumping Ground

    If President Obama—or anyone else—is expecting that Medicaid will be Obamacare’s salvation, look elsewhere. The president said last week that “We’ve got close to 7 million Americans who have access to health care for the first time because of Medicaid expansion.” But even The Washington Post’s “fact checker” gave President … More

    Obama's Austerity Myth

    The Obama administration put out the word this weekend that the president’s new budget will end several years of “austerity” in Washington. Come again? Austerity? Since 2009, federal borrowing has skyrocketed by $6 trillion. This year’s budget deficit is expected to fall to somewhere near $500 billion, which sadly is … More

    Agriculture Isn't About to Leave U.S. Over Lack of Immigration Reform

    The Obama Administration is getting desperate as it clamors for reasons to push comprehensive immigration reform. U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack claims that without immigration reform, farms won’t be as productive as they could be, and they are thinking about moving operations outside the country, according to … More

    Inside the IRS Corruption Scandal

    Sure, a high-level IRS official left after the scandal erupted last year about the agency targeting conservative groups. But what good did it do? IRS officials admitted that groups with conservative leanings, especially with the words “tea party” or “patriot” in their names, had been targeted for special scrutiny, asked … More

    Biden Lowers Obamacare Enrollment Expectations

    Speaking to patrons of a Minneapolis coffee shop on Wednesday, Vice President Joe Biden moved the goal post further back on how many Americans would enroll in the Obamacare health insurance exchanges before the March 31 deadline. “We may not get 7 million, we may get to five or six … More