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    Why Spending Stimulus Plans Fail

    Heritage’s Brian Riedl appeared on C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal” this morning to debate Center for American Progress fellow James Kvaal about President-elect Barack Obama’s spending stimulus. Check out Riedl’s Wall Street Journal op-ed to understanding why government spending won’t stimulate the economy. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9sHyQ_IRt4[/youtube]

    Introducing Rapid Response

    President-elect Barack Obama and liberal members of Congress are gearing up this week to make their case for an economic stimulus bill that costs upwards of $775 billion. Obama has said he wants to secure as many as 80 votes in the Senate in hopes of striking a bipartisan deal. … More

    Bailout a la Russe: Government Establishes Tight Control Over Industries

    The Russian government is aggressively exploiting the current economic downturn to step up its grip over the economy and actually nationalize most of the lucrative industries. The past week saw new examples of this trend. President Dmitry Medvedev endorsed a new business bailout fund to provide direct financial assistance to … More

    A Keynesian Christmas Present: Rep. Louie Gohmert's Tax Holiday

    Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX), champion of a federal tax holiday, faced skeptical questions today about his idea to give the economy a boost. Gohmert wants to stop collecting taxes for two months — using the unspent $350 billion from the Wall Street bailout to pay for the plan. Although his … More

    Morning Bell: Cutting Taxes for Growth and Fairness

    Throughout his 1992 campaign, then-candidate Bill Clinton promised tax cuts for the middle class. By the time he was sworn into office in 1993, though, Clinton said he would have to “revisit” his tax-cut plan and was “absolutely mystified” that the media had perceived it as a major pledge. A … More

    Thankful for Our Piece of Pie

    He or she is at it again.  An electronic circular,  originating elsewhere at Heritage and signed only “A Conservative,”  marks Thanksgiving by recalling the Pilgrims’ fleeting flirtation with socialism 387 years ago — whilst establishing Plymouth Colony under William Bradford’s leadership. (“A Conservative”  last week e-circulated thoughts on how the Electoral College benefits an … More

    Morning Bell: You, Too, Can Help 'Save' Millions of Jobs

    In his weekly radio address, President-elect Barack Obama promised a national “Economic Recovery Plan that will mean 2.5 million more jobs by January of 2011.” One might think that would mean Obama had promised to create 2.5 million new jobs. But as the New York Times, Washington Post, Associated Press … More

    Video: The Economic Costs of the EPA's ANPR Regulations

    Senior Policy Analyst Dave Kreutzer discusses the economic cost of the proposed regulations of the EPA. You can make a difference. The Heritage Foundation has set up a Web site called StopEPA.com and we are encourageing everyone to visit the site and submit a comment to the EPA to let them … More

    Schwab: Colombia Trade Deal Is the Best Stimulus Package

    The Club For Growth interviewed U.S. Trade Representative Susan Schwab for its new podcast. Among the topics discussed were the Columbia Free Trade Agreement, trade relations with China, the G20 meetings that took place over the weekend, and President Bush’s free trade legacy. Schwab had this to say about the Colombia … More

    Bell Ringers

    A round-up of Op-Eds by The Heritage Foundation If Democrats Win it All: Obama, Congress Will Get Best Red Tape Your Tax Money Can Buy – Ronald D. Utt With free markets on the defensive, a sweep of both branches of government by advocates of bigger government will lead to … More