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    Morning Bell: Straight Talk for the Super Committee

    It has been 12 months since the American people spoke resoundingly at the polls against overtaxing, overspending, and overborrowing, but memories can be short in Washington. All it takes is for a couple of politicos and the so-called “mainstream” media to denigrate the Tea Party and the freshman congressional class–and … More

    Chart of the Week: U.S. Debt on Track to Fuel Economic Crisis Like Greece

    Greece continues to dominate the headlines as the country faces an increasingly dire economic situation and now political uncertainty as well. Prime Minister George Papandreou plans to resign once an interim government is formed, but there’s no telling if the political leadership will be able to avoid expulsion from the … More

    Chart of the Week: Taxing the Wealthy to Cover Future Deficits Won't Work

    Democrats on the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction last week floated a proposal that includes massive tax increases on wealthy Americans. While their plan would also include some cuts to entitlement programs, the tax-code changes make up a significant portion, according to press reports. The Los Angeles Times reported: … More

    Lack of Offshore Drilling Lease Sales Makes America's Debt Problem Worse

    Offshore oil and gas leases produced $10 billion in federal revenue only a few years ago. Today that number is zero, a consequence of the Obama administration’s reaction to last year’s Gulf of Mexico oil spill and the resulting moratorium on production in the region. Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) says … More

    In Pictures: Debt by President? Obama Leads the Pack

    When House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s (D–CA) staff released a chart in May that attempted to illustrate how much past Presidents increased the national debt, it collided with a meticulous critique from Politifact that in turn led to a revised chart. The Washington Post’s Glenn Kessler weighed in as the … More

    Young Women Are More Conservative Than You Think

    Young women in America are decidedly financially conservative, according to a new poll by Generation Opportunity. Some in this group, ages 18–29, have lived their college and professional lives for the past four years in a state of perpetual economic downturn. It’s no wonder this age group is opposed to … More

    Obama's Attack on Big Oil: Fair Share or Targeted Tax Hike?

    President Obama says he wants big corporations, including oil companies, to pay their “fair share” in taxes. His deficit reduction plan includes eliminating what he calls special loopholes and subsidies for oil and gas companies—despite the fact that they’re not specific to the oil and gas industry but the broader … More

    How America's Youth Can Fight Unemployment and U.S. Debt

    According to a new poll issued by Generation Opportunity and The Polling Company, Inc./WomanTrend, America’s young adults are looking at a bleak future as the unemployment rate remains at 9.1 percent. The poll indicates that almost three-quarters of young Americans ages 18 to 29 will postpone important life events associated … More

    Heritage Responds to Obama's Debt Reduction and Tax Proposal

    Heritage’s experts watched President Barack Obama’s debt reduction and tax increase proposal. Here are their immediate reactions: Obama’s Plan Is More Bad News for Defense President Obama’s approach to deficit reduction, which he outlined in a Rose Garden statement today, means additional bad news for the defense budget and the … More

    Gingrich Outlines Objections to 'Super Committee' at Heritage Event

    Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich on Tuesday outlined what he believes are the major problems with the congressional “Super Committee” that will devise a deal to cut the federal budget in the coming months. Gingrich, speaking at the Heritage Foundation, broke the problems down into three categories: constitutional, … More