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    'Expand and Economize' vs 'Redeploy and Devolve'

    As part of their Health Care Watch series, The New York Times Campaign Stops blog invited Heritage vice president for domestic policy Stuart Butler to analyze the presidential candidates health care plans. Butler writes: Barack Obama’s approach might be called “expand and economize.” Essentially he would add commitments and centralize, … More

    Morning Bell: Real Patriots Cut Taxes

    According to the Tax Policy Center, Barack Obama plans raise the tax burden on all Americans by $627.1 billion over the next 10 years. Defending this policy on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” Joe Biden told Americans they should enjoy paying higher taxes because “it’s time to be patriotic … time … More

    Corporations Know U.S. Has Uncompetitive Tax Rates

    Every year the international accounting and consulting firm KPMG issues a Corporate Tax Survey to “help our member firm clients and other organizations consider developments across borders.” In other words, to better inform their clients about which countries offer the most competitive environments for business. This year KPMG reports: [T]the … More

    Morning Bell: A Vicious Cycle of Their Own Making

    In what some observers are calling a reshaping of Wall Street, two of the world’s largest investment banks, Merrill Lynch and Lehman Brothers, are set to disappear. Lehman has announced it will file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, and Merrill Lynch was bought by Bank of America. For all the … More

    Obama's Half-Truths on Taxes

    In the video below, Barack Obama tells an audience in Norfolk, Va., that there are analysts at The Heritage Foundation “who are acknowledging that my tax plan provides more relief to the average American than John McCain’s does.” [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahHpaFKoQDo[/youtube] Here is the actual quote from the New York Sun: Mr. … More

    How to be a Maverick on Nuclear Energy

    It’s no secret that presidential nominee John McCain wants to build more nuclear power plants in the United States. He’s called for 45 new plants by 2030 (and more if possible). It’s also no secret that Senator McCain holds the nickname “maverick” for disagreeing with his own party and blazing … More

    Morning Bell: Where Will the Accountability Come From?

    Speaking in Dayton, Ohio, yesterday, Barack Obama hit the right rhetorical notes on the current state of education in the United States: If we want to keep building the cars of the future here in America, then we can’t afford to see the number of Ph.D.s in engineering climbing in … More

    Tax Cuts, Not Tax Hikes, Ought to be Priority During Recession

    The Heritage Foundation has long argued that tax cuts, not tax hikes, are the best policy, especially when the economy is weak. Turns out Barack Obama agrees with us. Watch the video yourself, but here is a rough transcript of Obama’s exchange with George Stephanopoulos from This Week: STEPHANOPOULOS: Even … More

    Morning Bell: Big Government Fails Again

    This weekend Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson announced that mortgage giants Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae will be placed in a government conservatorship that closely resembles a bankruptcy reorganization. The move puts U.S. taxpayers on the hook for $5.4 trillion in outstanding mortgage debt and commits the government to provide as … More

    No Change Coming in Tax Policy

    MINNEAPOLIS – Economic advisers from both Barack Obama and John McCain’s campaigns squared off in a panel on tax policy this afternoon, and the consensus among the non-partisan members of the panel was that no matter who wins, Americans should not expect any major changes in tax policy. After both … More