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    Voters in Iowa, New Hampshire Say Federal Budget Deficit Is No. 1 Issue

    New polling data reveals that voters in Iowa and New Hampshire overwhelmingly believe the federal budget deficit is the most important economic issue facing the United States today. Despite the nation’s persistent high unemployment rate, voters in the two early-voting states chose the deficit by wide margins. The CNN/Time/ORC poll … More

    Millennials, Citing National Debt, Fear for America's Future

    President Obama neglected to mention Millennials in his address to the nation Monday night. Ironic, since they are burdened with the responsibility of paying America’s debt. But that should come as no surprise. Young Americans are often overlooked in the political world. However, 18 to 29-year-olds have serious concerns about … More

    Chart of the Week: How to End Deficits Without Raising Taxes

    President Obama and congressional leaders can’t seem to agree on any plan to avert a debt crisis. As the White House’s Aug. 2 deadline approaches, the House has adopted the Cut, Cap and Balance Act, while the Senate has floated a number of bad ideas. Earlier this year, The Heritage Foundation formulated … More

    Top 10 Reads: July 8, 2011

    Catching you up on clips, commentary and news of the day. Sign up for the daily email update from Scribe. The Debt Ceiling and the Constitution – Stephen Moore Of Pork and Trade – Investor’s Business Daily In Search of a Silver Lining – Rea Hederman For Americas 99ers, jobs crisis … More

    Reviewing a Do-Nothing (Right) Congress

    As Members of Congress limp out of Washington to face their constituents, it’s worth reviewing their accomplishments—or lack thereof. The most basic function of Congress is to manage the public purse. The most basic step in managing finances—whether of a family, a business, a state, or a nation—is to pass … More

    NPR’s Orwellian World

    George Orwell, it’s time to turn over in your grave. In Orwell’s world of double talk and upside down reality, few stories can rival one that took place this morning on National Public Radio (NPR).  The show started out with a quote from Admiral Mike Mullen, the Chairman 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

    Speak Out on Out-of-Control Spending

    This upcoming Saturday, AmericaSpeaks, a non-partisan organization devoted to re-energizing democracy in the U.S., will hold a nationwide discussion on the federal budget and runaway spending in Washington.  Americans with all viewpoints are encouraged to make their voices heard regarding this crucial aspect of America’s future. With the president’s National … More

    Podcast: Your Tax Dollars and Congress' Spending Spree

    Runaway government spending has been a vocal concern of the burgeoning Tea Party movement since its inception. But many average voters don’t know a lot about the federal budget and how it works, outside of the fact that it’s out of control. In this week’s Heritage in Focus podcast, Brian … More

    Hoyer Makes it Official - Congress Shuns Budget Duties

    The term ‘fiscal responsibility’ is en vogue in Washington these days.  Lawmakers have been quick to claim they will tackle the federal government’s impending financial crisis, a claim showcased by the President’s commission to reduce the federal deficit.  But Congress’ recent behavior proves they are no more serious about reining … More