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    Morning Bell: A Budget We Can Believe In

    There are now two ten-year budget plans being offered in Washington. One budget dumps a staggering $9.6 trillion in new debt onto the American people; the other borrows $3.6 trillion less. One budget creates $63,000 in debt per household; the other creates $23,000 less. One budget raises taxes by $1.4 … More

    Contest: Give the Queen of England a New Present

    As you are aware, the President took quite a bit of heat last month from British and U.S. media outlets, when it was reported that he gave Prime Minister Gordon Brown a set of American movies on DVD, as the official gift of his state visit. It turned out that … More

    Stimulus Bridges to Nowhere

    President Barack Obama’s nearly $800 billion in deficit spending is just beginning to be spent and already stories are trickling in about how the money is being wasted. Remember that bridge to nowhere in Alaska? Well the Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel reports that Obama’s stimulus is funding 37 bridges just like … More

    Cutting the Defense Budget and Calling it Acquisition Reform

    Last week President Obama took another opportunity to discuss his budget plans with the American people. As part of selling his $3.2 billion dollar budget, he has set his sights on defense acquisition reform and the time-honored tradition of promising greater cost savings by rooting out the fraud, waste, and … More

    President Obama Says "No More Bailouts"

    Earlier today, President Obama delivered a speech at an impromptu event, sans teleprompter, as he was on his way to deliver a thoughtful gift to his British counterparts to reinforce our special relationship. “Let me first start by saying that for the duration of my administration, there will be no more bailouts.” … More

    Lost Your Corporate Plane? JetBlue Wants Your Business

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmDiDJ7QrdU&feature=related[/youtube]Times certainly aren’t what they used to be for corporate executives, with so many of the perks formerly enjoyed being cut back or eliminated. But all is not lost, at least according to JetBlue, which is trying to make lemonade out of corporate CEO lemons. In a creative, presumably tongue-in-cheek, … More

    Morning Bell: Car Salesman in Chief

    On April 8, 1952, President Harry Truman ordered Commerce Secretary Charles Sawyer to seize and take over operation of most of the country’s steel mills. Truman cited no legislative authority for his actions. Instead, he cited the Korean War. Truman claimed there was a national emergency and his presidential war … More

    Rich States, Poor States

    Out-of-control spending has been the theme of 2009. In his first fifty days in office, President Obama and the 111th Congress spent one billion dollars an hour. Using money to bail out the states, 40 of which are running state deficits, simply encourages more spending. In response, Governor Mark Sanford … More

    Power Player of the Week: Heritage President Ed Feulner

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxA-39GSThQ[/youtube]Heritage Foundation President Ed Feulner was named Power Player of the Week on this week’s edition of Fox News Sunday.

    Morning Bell: Our Economic Freedom Has Been Sacrificed

    Yesterday on Face the Nation, CBS’s Bob Schieffer asked President Barack Obama: Mr. President, you’re scheduled to announce on Monday what you plan to do with the auto industry as they’re asking for more federal money. … You’ve told them they’re gonna have to cut back, present a different business … More