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    Harry Reid's Ploy to Plow Through the Farm Bill

    The U.S. Senate is expected to vote this morning on a measure that will effectively end debate on the misnamed “farm” bill, cutting off opportunities to fix the deeply flawed legislation. At a cost of a nearly $1 trillion — 80 percent of which goes to the food-stamp program — … More

    Farm Bill Rock 'n' Roll

    What you are about to read is not satire or parody. The farm bill pending in the U.S. House of Representatives authorizes a new tax on rocks. Seriously. The House Agriculture Committee, in its infinite wisdom, has actually approved an amendment to the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act … More

    Obama’s Christmas Tree Tax Is Back

    It’s never too early for Washington, D.C., politicians to dampen the holiday spirit. The House Agriculture Committee approved an amendment to its farm bill that would lift the stay blocking implementation of President Obama’s Christmas tree tax. We should be thankful the Agriculture Committee doesn’t have jurisdiction over toys. The … More

    Cloakroom: Appropriations Season

    Analysis: This week, the House will begin taking up the 12 annual appropriations bills that fund the government. Up first will be the bills that fund the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of Homeland Security, and military construction. The two bills will be considered under an open rule ensuring … More

    Heritage to Screen "Honor Flight," Movie About World War II Heroes

    Last summer the heartwarming movie “Honor Flight” premiered before record-breaking crowd of 28,442 at Miller Park in Milwaukee. The film, which chronicles the lives and battlefield experiences of four living World War II veterans, is a powerful testament to a Midwest community’s effort to honor American heroes with a trip … More

    VIDEO: Heritage's Robert Rector Explains the High Cost of Amnesty

    Heritage Foundation Senior Fellow Robert Rector appeared at a Bipartisan Policy Center panel discussion yesterday to warn about the high cost of amnesty to American taxpayers. Full video of the 90-minute discussion is available from C-SPAN. In the above clip, Rector questions the fairness of an approach like the Senate’s … More

    WATCH: Google+ Hangout on Innovative Ways to Create a Savings Culture

    I learned the importance of saving money early in life. After birthdays or holidays, my father would take my brother and me to the local savings bank to deposit money into our accounts. We even had a small booklet to track the interest we earned between visits. I consider it … 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

    DeMint on Fox News: "Obamacare Puts the IRS on Steroids"

    Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint appeared on Fox News’ “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren” tonight to warn about the new powers granted to the IRS as a result of Obamacare. “Obamacare puts the IRS on steroids,” DeMint said. “It opens the door for the IRS to come into … 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