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    VIDEO: Sen. Mike Lee Says Obama’s Jobs Plan Will Make Problem Worse

    Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) came to Washington as the a tea-party conservative with the goal of fixing the economy, addressing the debt crisis and curbing the growth of the federal government. It’s an uphill battle for the youngest member of the U.S. Senate, but one he’s prepared to fight. Lee’s … More

    Morning Bell: The Tale of Two Jobs Plans

    It’s been one week since President Barack Obama announced his latest “stimulus” plan, and despite a cross-country road show aimed at selling his proposals to the American people, the commander in chief is finding that his message of more taxes and spending isn’t hitting home. Meanwhile, House Budget Committee Chairman … More

    House Set to Rebuke NLRB for Meddling in Boeing's Expansion Plan

    The House of Representatives is poised to pass legislation today that prohibits the National Labor Relations Board from interfering in the business decisions of U.S. companies. The bill would effectively end the NLRB’s complaint against Boeing’s expansion plans in South Carolina. Boeing came under attack from the NLRB in April … More

    More 'Stimulus' Spending on Failed Public Safety Grant Programs

    President Obama’s plan for turning America around is big on new spending, with insincere promises of budget cuts to come later. In particular, the President called on Congress to spend an additional $5 billion on federal subsidies for the salaries of local police officers and firefighters. The additional $5 billion … More

    Morning Bell: More 'Stimulus' from President Obama

    By most accounts, President Obama’s $800 billion “stimulus” bill that was passed in February 2009 with the promise of keeping unemployment below 8 percent was an absolute failure. However, last night in a speech to a joint session of Congress, the President demanded that it spend another $450 billion on … More

    President Obama's Stimulus Speech – The Sequel

    President Obama tonight pitched Stimulus 2.0 to a reluctant Congress and an angry electorate. The President rolled out his “American Jobs Act” and demanded repeatedly for Congress to “pass right away.”  The President’s plan is very similar to his original Stimulus plan that has proven to be a total failure in … More

    Reaction Roundup: Heritage Responds to Obama's Jobs Speech

    Heritage’s experts watched President Barack Obama’s jobs speech delivered to a joint session of Congress. Here are some of their immediate reactions: Jobs for Teachers? In his remarks tonight, President Obama argued that his jobs proposal would create more jobs for teachers. He went as far as to say laying … More

    Trade Deficit Decrease May Reflect Weak Economy

    Today the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis announced that the trade deficit for July fell by $6.8 billion. Exports increased by $6.2 billion and imports decreased by $500 million. Historically, decreasing trade deficits are often a sign of economic weakness. When workers are unemployed, they have less money to spend. … More

    Morning Bell: Five Ways to Create New Jobs in America

    Two years ago, President Barack Obama was bold in his optimism for job growth in America, promising that his stimulus spending plans would create 3 million jobs by the end of 2010. It didn’t work, the Obama jobs deficit now stands at 6.7 million jobs, and tonight the President will … More

    Want to Help Job Creation? Don't Forget to Repeal Obamacare

    There is an obvious omission from all the previews of the President’s upcoming speech on jobs: Obamacare. Obamacare is perhaps the most damaging of the Administration’s policies that are impeding the country’s recovery. At a time when there should be a focus on cutting spending, reducing regulation, and lowering taxes, … More