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    Dodging the Debt Limit Stampede

    Brand-new Congressmen don’t take office until January, but they’re already consumed with worry about the national debt.  They’ll be faced with a vote expected next year to raise the debt ceiling beyond its current $14.3-trillion (about $47,000 apiece for everyone in America). The current $14.3-trillion debt ceiling has almost doubled … More

    VIDEO: Congress Must Cut Spending

    In advance of today’s vote on the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform’s report, there has been increased attention on the nation’s fiscal health and the serious dangers posed by our out-of-control national debt. But while this issue has garnered increased scrutiny, some continue to ignore the real cause … More

    The Importance of Ryan-Rivlin

    The political ground has been shifting rapidly ever since the American people delivered a vote of no confidence on the current direction of public policy when they went to the polls earlier this month. Nowhere is that shift more evident than in the recent release of a bipartisan plan to … More

    Morning Bell: Obama's Desperate Times and Desperate Measures

    Faced with predictions of staggering losses for his party in November’s midterm elections, President Barack Obama today appeared on ABC’s “Good Morning America” and said, “If the election is a referendum on ‘are people satisfied about the economy as it currently is,’ then we’re not going to do well, because … More

    If Deficit Commission Is Serious, They Ought to Look at Welfare Reform

    Today, Heritage budget expert Brian Riedl testified before the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, more commonly known as President Obama’s “deficit commission.” The commission has been tasked to offer suggestions to reduce the federal deficit—a necessity which was proven even more serious today by the release of the … More

    Telling Washington That Taxpayers are Not the Government’s ATM

    In the week leading up to the G-20 Summit in Toronto this weekend, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble has added his voice to the growing discussion about the United States’ recession spending spree.  In a response to President Obama’s call for further international recession spending, Schäuble stated “governments should not … More

    Telling Congress to Reduce the Deficit by Cutting Spending

    On Saturday, June 26, America Speaks will host a national town hall meeting in which any and all Americans will be able to voice their opinions on the federal budget and the devastating effects that Washington’s growing deficits will have on the U.S. economy.  The discussion will focus on ways … More

    Morning Bell: Obama's Leadership Vacuum

    More than two years ago, then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton launched a campaign ad that took direct aim at Senator Barack Obama’s inexperience. It painted the picture of a telephone ringing in the White House at 3 a.m. and asked the question, when there is a crisis in the world and … More

    Bringing Leviathan to Life: Experts Look at the Implementation of Obamacare

    A June Health Affairs briefing on the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) showed just how deep the chasm is between many of Washington’s policy experts and ordinary Americans.  At the briefing, panelists discussed the potential impact and implementation of the PPACA amidst the public’s uncertainty … More

    Greenspan: Time to Hit the Brakes on Federal Spending

    Many Americans mistake the United States’ capability to borrow money as an indicator that our nation is incapable of incurring the same fiscal mess Greece currently finds itself in.  In reality, this isn’t so, and this mentality could prove dangerous for America’s future if used to placate lawmakers regarding the … More