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    Stop Job-Killing Obama Tax Hikes and Cut Government Spending, Now

    It’s hard to understand why President Obama took to the airwaves tonight at prime time. He still has no plan for dealing with government overspending and overborrowing, and he  gave the nation very little except a repetition of his never-ending call for tax hikes. In noting the risk of ever-increasing … More

    Dueling Debt Ceiling Proposals vs. the Rating Agencies

    As the day debt ceiling of reckoning fast approaches, dueling proposals are flurrying around Washington fast and furious.  The latest two are from House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV). Americans, and global financial markets, are watching Washington nervously for a real plan—one that will put the … More

    Rep. Ros-Lehtinen and Senator DeMint on Heritage Libertad Radio

    In this week’s Heritage Libertad Radio Show on WBER in Fairfax, Virginia, we packed in a solid hour of the latest news and information. The first half is in Spanish, covering topics from the debt ceiling to the Latino community, and includes an interview with Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R–FL). The … More

    Conservatives Beware: The Boehner Plan Leads to Tax Increases

    Conservatives have a clear objective: Debt limit legislation should drive down federal spending on the way to a balanced budget, while preserving the ability to protect America, and without raising taxes.  The plan suggested by Speaker of the House John Boehner fails to meet that objective — indeed, it sets … More

    Lessons for Today from Reagan's 1982 Deficit Reduction Compromise

    Want some perspective on the debt ceiling negotiations and calls for tax increases in exchange for spending cuts? You might want to consider a cautionary tale dating back to 1982 when President Ronald Reagan agreed to a deficit-reduction compromise—and a result he didn’t bargain for. Former Attorney General Edwin Meese … More

    When America Paid off the National Debt

    Winter has turned to spring and spring has turned to summer, but Congress and the White House are still debating how to handle the limit on our national debt.  In the 1830’s, however, President Andrew Jackson set about an even more daunting task: paying the debt off entirely.  America accomplished … More

    The Debt Ceiling: What China Is Doing

    The debt standoff in D.C. is first and foremost about irresponsible government—not just right now but for a decade by both parties, both houses of Congress, and two Presidents. There are also a number of secondary issues, including the impact on America’s biggest foreign creditor: China. Hang on—this is going … More

    Morning Bell: Obama's Dangerous Debt Ceiling Strategy

    President Obama kicked off the weekend with a testy Friday night press conference warning of the drastic consequences of failing to raise the debt limit, the havoc it would wreak on financial markets, and the disastrous repercussions for the poor and middle class. That message of fear was reiterated throughout the … More

    White House Confirms It Will Likely Sign Any Debt Deal Congress Sends

    In an accidental moment of honesty, White House Deputy Press Secretary Dan Pfeiffer today admitted on Twitter that President Obama will likely sign any debt deal Congress sends his way. This revelation came in an exchange with Stephen Gutowski, the blogger known as The College Politico. Gutowski asked Pfeiffer: “Do … More

    Faith Leaders Meet with Obama to Protect Welfare State

    On July 20, 12 Christian leaders met with President Obama at the White House to voice concerns about the prospect of budget cuts to government welfare. The group included Jim Wallis of the liberal social justice organization Sojourners and representatives from the National Association of Evangelicals, the U.S. Conference of … More