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    Morning Bell: Growth vs. Redistribution

    During last night’s presidential debate in Hempstead, N.Y., Barack Obama said, “I think tax policy is a major difference between Senator McCain and myself. And we both want to cut taxes, the difference is who we want to cut taxes for.” Obama is half right here. As Obama adviser Austan … More

    What You Need to Know About McCain, Obama Health Care Plans

    The presidential candidates take vastly different approaches to addressing American’s health care needs. Heritage’s Bob Moffit and Nina Owcharenko today offered detailed reports on the health care plans offered by John McCain and Barack Obama. It is important to understand their differences and their impact, so we sat down with … More

    Obama Tax Plan and Joe the Plumber

    The Heritage Foundation’s Center for Data Analysis has just released a study of Barack Obama and John McCain’s tax plans. Using tax models and tax information from other sources as inputs into Global Insight’s U.S. Macroeconomic Model, the study estimates the side-by-side economic effects of the two plans. The study … More

    Health Care at a Crossroads: McCain and Obama's Proposals

    Presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama are offering ambitious, comprehensive and expensive health care reform plans. Both would greatly expand health insurance coverage for millions of Americans. Examining the key elements of these two competing plans, one can discern clearly two very different visions of America’s health care future. … More

    Morning Bell: What Would ACORN Do?

    Sarah Palin’s speech at the Republican National Convention infuriated the left for many reasons, but one of the barbs that seemed to upset them the most was her extended attack on community organizers. Weeks later, liberals settled on a retort to Palin that Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) voiced from the … More

    Medicaid Expansion: Poor Quality Health Care for All

    With 48.9 million Americans projected to be uninsured in 2010, both Senators McCain and Obama are right to address this problem. While McCain’s health plan focuses on reducing this number through increased private coverage and tax incentives, Obama’s health proposal utilizes a different mechanism, expansion of government coverage as well … More

    How Would McCain and Obama Address the Financial Crisis?

    Bill Beach, director of Heritage’s Center for Data Analysis, talked about the economy and the presidential candidates’ proposals to fix it this morning on WTTG in Washington. Beach also addressed John McCain and Barack Obama’s tax plans. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcI14dlpxMw[/youtube]

    Who Will Make Your Health Care Decisions?

    This morning, The Lewin Group, a non-partisan health care econometrics firm, released its long-awaited report on the presidential candidates’ health plans. Lewin is “the gold standard of independent health-care analysis.” Its report revealed profound differences in the candidates’ directions for health reform. Barack Obama clearly favors an expansion of government … More

    Hunger Today and Food Rationing Tomorrow: The End Results of the Left's Global Warming Policies

    Barack Obama doesn’t have a long career in the United States Senate, but while he has been there he has been a consistent supporter of subsidies and mandates for ethanol (his home state of Illinois is a major corn producer). To this day, it is still a key element in … More

    Morning Bell: A Trade Free Zone

    Barack Obama has frequently called the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) “a bad deal.” During one Democratic primary debate, Obama even said he would unilaterally “use the hammer of a potential opt-out” to “renegotiate” the entire treaty. But after he secured the nomination, Obama changed his tune, admitting that … More