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    Ryan Budget Critics Incorrectly Attack Heritage Analysis

    Except in Jeopardy!,  questions usually come first, followed by answers. Likewise, when criticizing public policy studies and their underlying methodologies, it typically helps to see the policy study and methodology used before one embarks on criticism. Today at 8:37 a.m. ET, Matt Yglesias of the Center for American Progress’ Think … More

    As the Budget Debate Unfolds, It's Time for Grown Ups

    House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan (R, WI) has proposed a budget for grown ups. Washington’s big spenders have responded with the tired clichés we expect from defenders of big government: “Pulling the rug out from under seniors,” says Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D, MI). “Waging war on American workers,” says Rep. … More

    Morning Bell: Chairman Ryan's Budget Resolution Changes America's Course

    America needs to change course. Our current direction is fiscally and economically unsustainable and politically and culturally bankrupting. It is threatening the well-being and future of our country. House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s (R–WI) budget proposal, for the first time in recent memory, sets our nation on a different … More

    Heritage in Focus Roundtable: DC Opportunity Scholarship Program, Budget, Gas Prices

    The budget battle has yet to be worked out. Does a government shutdown loom? Also, gas prices are on the rise. So why is President Obama proposing reductions of oil imports by one third? And, the DC Opportunity Scholarship Program was effectively ended by the left, but legislation to refund it … More

    Guest Blog: Rep. Todd Akin on Budgeting for the Common Defense

    Next week, the House Budget Committee will consider the fiscal year 2012 budget resolution in what is expected to be a marathon committee markup.  The committee faces a dire budget reality; with entitlement spending that is absorbing essentially all of our federal income, while non-security discretionary spending is dramatically increasing. … More

    Morning Bell: Harry Reid Chooses Shutdown Over Responsibility

    You would think liberals in Congress have nothing better to do with their time. Amid a war in Libya, an effort to aid earthquake and tsunami-stricken Japan, a continuing war in Afghanistan, rising gas prices and endless unemployment, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and the Democratic leadership in the U.S. Senate … More

    Heritage in Focus Roundtable: Herman Cain, Gas Prices and Budget

    In this week’s Heritage in Focus Roundtable, Heritage panelists discuss this week’s Blogger’s Briefing with special guest Herman Cain, gas prices and the budget. Just under one year since passage, Obamacare has already taken its toll on businesses, which is why the recent address by Herman Cain (former CEO of Godfather’s … More

    Lunch With Heritage Online Chat - Cutting the Budget

    Spending is out of control. We are under a tremendous debt and it is getting worse. Is there anything that can be cut? We are joined by Heritage’s Budget expert, Brian Riedl. Brian has written extensively on the budget, including a paper on $343 billion worth of programs that can … More

    Rep. Bachmann Helps Expose Secret Stash of Obamacare Cash

    You’d think that billions of dollars in government spending would be hard to hide, especially from the Members of Congress who voted for it. Think again. Buried in the 2,700 pages of last year’s Obamacare legislation lies $105 billion in appropriated funds that bureaucrats are already using to implement Obamacare. … More

    The Balanced Budget Debate Begins

    Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) has offered a Sense of the Senate Amendment to the Patent Reform Act of 2011 (S.23) testing the waters on the idea of a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution (Senate Amendment 115). This will be a referendum to testing the waters for the idea of … More