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    Heritage at CPAC

    While some politicians in Washington seem to have discovered the issue of “fiscal responsibility” yesterday, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) has a long and courageous track record of tackling the long-term unfunded liabilities of Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. That is why Heritage Foundation President Ed Feulner is honored to introduce … More

    Morning Bell: Another $275 Billion Down the Drain

    The House of Representatives is set to vote on a bill today that would round out the legislative authority necessary for President Barack Obama to institute his $275 billion mortgage bailout plan. Taken together the plans three main components (enabling some select borrowers to refinance their loans through Fannie Mae … More

    Our Economy Does Not Need Creative Coercion

    Imagine the following scenario: After work you and a couple of your co-workers gather at the local pizza joint for a few slices and a beer. They are buying! When you arrive, one of your co-workers puts a “sign in” sheet (see below) under your nose while you are choosing … More

    More Signs Washington Has Too Much Power

    Politico reports today: It was a perfectly reasonable question, and on the surface it seemed like a perfectly reasonable answer. But when Senate Banking Committee Chairman Chris Dodd went on Bloomberg TV Friday and mused about the possibility of bank nationalization, panicked investors sent the Dow plummeting a hundred points … More

    Real Conversation or Photo-Op?

    Heritage Foundation vice president for domestic and economic policy studies Stuart Butler attended President Barack Obama’s “Fiscal Responsibility” Summit today. He reports: The President said he wanted the sessions to be the first step in a national conversation about how to deal with the long-term fiscal problem. If he truly … More

    Confronting the Entitlement Crisis Deniers

    Liberal author Robert Kuttner doesn’t believe in the entitlement crisis. His argument – reflecting conventional far left thinking on the issue – goes something like this: Conservatives exaggerate the entitlement problem by using shady figures. Social Security is just fine, so don’t worry about it. Medicare is a problem, but … More

    Auto Bailout Update: Drove My Chevy to the Levee...

    The news of another auto bailout was met with a whimper last week. Surely, the little noticed request for an additional $22 billion was partly overlooked because $22 billion just doesn’t seem like a large amount of money after President Obama spent $787 billion of your borrowed dollars the week … More

    What You Should Know About "Fiscal Responsibility"

    Ahead of President Barack Obama’s “Fiscal Responsibility Summit” being held today, The Heritage Foundation hosted a panel last week titled: “Real Change or Pocket Change? The High Stakes of Entitlement Reform for Young Americans.” After the event, we asked attendees what they had learned: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDpq65A15ns&eurl=http://www.insideronline.org/blogarchive.cfm?blogid=9492C5C4-F3E0-C228-A4293F608A9D5281&feature=player_embedded[/youtube]

    Obama’s “Fiscal Responsibility Summit” Can Help Solve Entitlement Crisis

    President Obama will host a three-hour “Fiscal Responsibility Summit” at the White House Monday to “underscore how big the problems are.” Sixty members of the House and Senate, and representatives from various think-tanks and advocacy organizations from across the political spectrum will attend in an effort to sort out the … More

    Secret Ballot for Mexico, But Not for U.S. Workers

    The DC Examiner has an editorial out today highlighting a 2001 letter from big labor friendly legislators urging Mexican officials to protect Mexican workers’ electoral privacy. This despite the fact that all of these legislators still in Congress are now sponsoring card check legislation in Congress that would strip American … More