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    10 Myths About the Obamacare Medicaid Expansion

    As Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion is being debated in the states, many myths are being perpetuated by its advocates. Here, Heritage provides the research to debunk such myths: 1. Myth: Expanding Medicaid is “free money” for the states. Reality: The expansion adds an estimated $638 billion in new government spending from … More

    Local Churches and Charities Help Victims of Colorado Fires

    Amid the destruction of the Waldo Canyon fire in central Colorado, local churches and charity organizations have quickly mobilized to meet the needs of neighbors fleeing the fire. New Life Church in Colorado Springs has been a hub of disaster relief activities since the fire started roaring down mountain ranges … More

    Most Charitable Nations Are Among the Most Economically Free

    Four of the world’s five most charitable nations also rank among the ten most economically free, a comparison of a pair of studies finds. The Charities Aid Foundation released its annual World Giving Index on Wednesday. The survey ranks the nations of the world according to a definition of charity … More

    Thanksgiving--and Giving

    Churches will be aglow on Thanksgiving as families gather to express their gratitude for the blessings they’ve experienced. Their continuing presence in the pews would bode well for our nation as well, given that decades of sociological studies have documented the relationship between church attendance and charitable giving, volunteerism, and … More

    Former Gang Members Find Work, Hope in Fresno Faith-Based Group

    As featured in a recent issue of World Magazine, the faith-based organization Hope Now for Youth is successfully reaching out to young men embroiled in gangs and violence in Fresno, California. Hope Now helps gang members and their families break a generational cycle of violence and poverty by achieving lasting … More

    Does Obama's Tax Plan Help Those Who Help Those in Need?

    A budget plan sensitive to the needs of the poor would encourage charitable giving, right? At the very least, in an economy where more people struggle to pay for medical procedures and their kids’ education, a responsible budget shouldn’t discourage giving to hospitals or universities, right? Unfortunately, this isn’t the … More

    The Obama Health Care Budget: A Trillion Dollar Down Payment on What?

    The President’s Budget The Actual Cost: The $634 billion in the President’s budget is only a “down payment” on health care reform. Experts believe that the actual cost of Obama’s health care plan could reach $1.6 trillion over 10 years. This is in addition to the trillions of dollars Obama … More

    The Left's Case Against Charitable Giving

    President Barack Obama’s FY 2010 budget proposal to cut the tax deductions that wealthy Americans can claim for their charitable donations has been roundly criticized, including by us here and by Harvard University economic professor Martin Feldstein here. But Obama does have his leftist defenders, including New York City Coalition … More

    Nothing Special About Tax and Spend Policies

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKlYT2bseII[/youtube]Before the Tonight Show aired last night, President Barack Obama called Special Olympics Chairman Tim Shriver to apologize for making fun of Special Olympic athletes during his jovial performance on the late night comedy show. This was the correct course of action for a very un-Presidential remark during a very … More

    Why Make $300,000 When $250,000 Is So Much More?

    The American dream used to consist of the one underlying principle that every generation had the opportunity to do better than the generation that preceded it. Sometimes this dream is realized in grand fashion as it is with our President, who was raised by a single mother with a father … More