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    Different Tax Plans, Different Futures

    It looks more and more like Joe the Plumber was on to something about taxes, though you wouldn’t know if from most of the polls and media. The Heritage Foundation has the details in our new study: If a President McCain got his way on tax reform, Americans could expect … More

    Pro-Growth Tax Policy, Not a Transfer of Funds, Will Stimulate the Economy

    The House Budget Committee yesterday held a hearing, “Economic Recovery: Options and Challenges.” The headliner of the event, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, caused quite a stir with his near endorsement of a proposed second stimulus bill. However, others who spoke at the hearing, such as Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), … More

    Congress Considers Another Stimulus to Boost Economy

    With the endorsement of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and lukewarm support from the White House, Congress appears intent on passing another economic stimulus bill, but before lawmakers rush back to Washington after Election Day, they ought to consider the differences between a good measure that helps the economy and … More

    Video: Comparing the Obama and McCain Tax Plans

    Joe the Plumber helped reshape the presidential debate around the issue of taxes. So how do the two candidates’ proposals compare? What plan is better for the economy and job creation? Rea Hederman, senior policy analyst and assistant director of Heritage’s Center for Data Analysis, explains the differences between Barack … More

    China's Economic Report: The Good, the Bad, and the Completely Unbelievable

    China announced economic results yesterday. The results are simultaneously good, bad, and completely unbelievable. The good: GDP growth was put at 9% in the third quarter of this year. This would please almost any country in the world at almost any time. For this particular third quarter, the U.S. would … More

    What Should Congress Do to Help the Economy?

    Following the testimony this morning of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, the House Budget Committee turned to three economists for their recommendations. Bill Beach, director of Heritage’s Center for Data Analysis, outlined his views on crafting a long-term, pro-growth economic policy. Here’s video of his opening statement: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIfVkAL55ck[/youtube]

    Morning Bell: An Offer We Can Refuse

    Barack Obama’s energy adviser Jason Grumet told Bloomberg last week that an Obama administration would not “insert political judgments to interrupt the recommendations of the scientific efforts.” His promise was made in reference to the Environmental Protection Agency’s impending decision on whether or not to regulate greenhouse gas emissions under … More

    How Would McCain and Obama Address the Financial Crisis?

    Bill Beach, director of Heritage’s Center for Data Analysis, talked about the economy and the presidential candidates’ proposals to fix it this morning on WTTG in Washington. Beach also addressed John McCain and Barack Obama’s tax plans. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcI14dlpxMw[/youtube]

    This Week in Washington: Oct. 6, 2008

    There are several issues in Washington this week following the passing of the Bailout legislation. Here are some key issues to be aware of this week: Congress passed a massive Continuing Resolution to fund the government for the next year and inserted some ridiculous earmarks and special interest projects. Some … More

    Morning Bell: Vital and Acceptable

    The $700 billion financial rescue that the House will vote on today is a significant improvement over the drafts released last Friday, and the Friday before that. According to the Congressional Budget Office, the plan will eventually cost “substantially less” than the oft-quoted amount of $700 billion, and it even … More