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    Budget Battle Made Simple

    Understanding what Washington is up to is as simple as one-two-three: 1. Unacceptable Choices Under President Obama’s leadership, Americans have been presented two unacceptable choices. For Washington to continue to pay its bills under the limitations of the Budget Control Act of 2011 (BCA), which the President signed into law, … More

    How Much Debt Is Too Much?

    Following the news that the U.S. national debt has increased by $1 trillion for the fifth year in a row and that Greece’s debt crisis may force it from the eurozone, The Heritage Foundation has published a primer on national debt and sovereign default. National debt in a healthy economy … More

    VIDEO: House Conservatives Answer Your Questions

    House conservatives gather this morning to take your questions about taxes, sequestration and a range of other issues facing Congress in the coming weeks and months. It’s your opportunity to be heard on Capitol Hill. Submit a question in the comments below. Conversations with Conservatives runs from 11:30 a.m. to … More

    The Truth about President Obama's Skyrocketing Spending

    Spending has skyrocketed under President Obama, but of late some are claiming that the opposite is true. Case in point: MarketWatch columnist Rex Nutting wrote, “Obama spending binge never happened,” and Politifact rated this statement “mostly true.” But Mitt Romney this week said that “Since President Obama assumed office three … More

    Setting Obama's "Great Fiscal Restraint Record" Straight

    The Obama Administration is piggybacking on claims made by MarketWatch’s Rex Nutting that Obama has not gone on the spending spree everyone thinks he has since taking office. As White House press secretary Jay Carney puts it, President Obama has exercised “significant fiscal restraint” and “acted with great fiscal responsibility.” … More

    Online Chat about the Federal Budget - LIVE NOW

    Heritage recently released the 2012 Federal Budget in Pictures. It graphically illustrates  the direction our country is headed under current policies. Click here to join us right now for our “Lunch with Heritage” online chat. We are joined by Heritage’s Alison Fraser and she is taking your questions about the … More

    Why Bush Isn’t Responsible for Today’s Debt Crisis

    We get it, the last thing President Obama wants is to be blamed for is the nation’s growing debt—or anything else, actually. But the statute of limitations on blaming President George W. Bush for everything—anything—must have run out by now.  On the debt in particular, it’s sort of a hard … More

    New Study Shows Obamacare’s Huge Additions to Federal Deficit

    A study released today by Charles Blahous, one of two public trustees of Medicare and Social Security, once again shows that Obamacare increases federal deficits and significantly worsens the nation’s fiscal outlook. According to the study’s most optimistic scenario, the health law will increase federal spending by $1.16 trillion and … More

    Britain to Obama: More Proof that Taxing the Rich Is a Fool's Errand

    President Obama is insistent that taxes must go up to close the deficit. He says it’s just common sense that taxes must go up, because the math says so. But if he gets his way, the numbers won’t add up the way he says they will. President Obama wants to … More

    Senator Reid on the Budget: Not Interested

    It is bad enough that, after more than 1,000 days since passing a budget resolution, the Senate has decided to forgo this fundamental obligation once again this year. Even worse is the absurd excuse by Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D–NV) that a budget resolution is unnecessary because Congress already … More