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    Save Our Secret Ballot Takes on Employee Free Choice Act

    WASHINGTON – Ernest Istook, Chairman of the National Advisory Board for Save Our Secret Ballot, described at the Conservative Bloggers’ Briefing yesterday a grassroots, state-level strategy to nullify the effects of the Employee Free Choice Act should it be passed by Congress. SOSBallot.org, a 501 c(4) organization, is currently pushing for constitutional … More

    The 2009 Index of Economic Freedom

    For 15 years, The Wall Street Journal and The Heritage Foundation have been measuring countries’ commitment to free-market capitalism in the “Index of Economic Freedom.” The 2009 Index, published this week, provides strong evidence that the countries that maintain the freest economies do the best job of promoting prosperity for … More

    Video: An Alternative to Obama's Economic Stimulus Plan

    Bill Beach, director of Heritage’s Center for Data Analysis, explains that aggressive tax relief would create or protect 3 million jobs between 2009-2011.  [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7TBbOr6BWA[/youtube]  Further reading: Any Stimulus Legislation Must Include Budget Reforms to Address Long-Term Challenges Economic Recovery: How Best to End the Recession Economic Stimulus: Dos and Don’ts

    Our New Gangster Economy

    Last week Citigroup struck a deal with Senate Democrats accepting the Dems mortgage cram down in exchange for … well not much really. The Wall Street Journal explains why: Since October, the government has invested $52 billion in Citi, while agreeing to eat up to $249 billion in losses on … More

    The Dynamic Duo

    President-elect Barack Obama and President George Bush have joined forces to obtain the second $350 billion of the original $700 billion TARP bailout fund. There is way more than collegiality at work here. Obama and Bush are proving to be true ideological twins. With Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson at the … More

    America's Remaining Free Marketers Speak

    Frank Ahrens tracked down two of “America’s remaining free-marketers” and asked them to rewrite President-elect Barack Obama’s claim that: It is true that we cannot depend on government alone to create jobs or long-term growth. But at this particular moment, only government can provide the short-term boost necessary to lift … More

    Bankruptcy Still Best

    Heritage analyst Andrew Grossman will be discussing the auto bailout with Wall Street Journal Former Detroit Bureau Chief Paul Ingrassia, Competitive Enterprise Institute General Counsel Sam Kazman, and Mackinac Center for Public Policy Senior Economist David Littmann. The panel can be seen live here at 10:30, and will also be … More

    Making Entitlement Reform a "Central Part" of Deficit Reduction

    Responding to the sticker shock of the Congressional Budget Office’s projected record $1.2 trillion budget deficit, President-elect Barack Obama said: We will — we are working currently on our budget plans. We are beginning consultations with members of Congress around how we expect to approach the deficit. We expect that … More

    Major Obstacle to Prolonging the Housing Crisis Clears Hurdle

    If the Senate Democrat/Citigroup plan to allow bankruptcy judges to rewrite mortgage contracts becomes law, there is no doubt that many homeowners who are struggling to pay their mortgages will be helped in the short term. But there is never any such thing as a free lunch. What benefits these … More

    Trigger Lock! Democratic House Rules Thwart Fiscal Responsibility

    Two days into the new Congress, the majority has signaled they are unlikely to take their promise of fiscal discipline seriously. House democrats have turned off the Medicare trigger under the rules package for the 111th Congress, which means they are unlikely to even debate entitlement policy, let alone engage … More