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    Morning Bell: It's About the Spending

    According to the Tax Foundation, today is Tax Freedom Day: That means Americans have worked about three and a half months of the year, from January 1 to April 13, before they have earned enough money to pay this year’s tax burden at the federal, state and local levels. Thanks … More

    Morning Bell: Accelerating Us Off a Cliff

    Speaking to House Democrats at their Kingsmill Resort & Spa retreat last month, President Barack Obama defended his economic stimulus plan, claiming: “[We] are not going to get relief by turning back to the same policies that for the last eight years doubled the national debt and threw our economy … More

    President Obama Set to Exceed President Bush’s Deficits

    “First of all, when I hear that from folks who presided over a doubling of the national debt, then, you know, I just want them to not engage in some revisionist history.” – President Barack Obama, February 9, 2009 President Barack Obama has recently begun denigrating Republican attempts to pare … More

    Morning Bell: Stop Digging

    Another day, another poll showing public support for President Barack Obama’s Trillion Dollar Debt Plan sinking fast. Trying to turn these numbers around, Obama went on the offensive yesterday delivering some red meat to House Democrats at their posh Resort and Spa retreat in Williamsburg, Virginia. Defending his plan, Obama … More

    'Thank You, President Bush'

    As the sun sets on the Bush presidency, it is important to honor the man who answered the call to public service, provided us leadership in a time of great consequence, and held his office with dignity and courage. The Heritage Foundation sometimes disagreed with President George W. Bush on … More

    Morning Bell: The Borrowing Bailout Parade Must End

    Before President Bush took office, the federal government took in $2 trillion in revenue in 2000. As Bush leaves office, the federal government is expected to take in $2.4 trillion in 2009. In other words, after eight years under President Bush, the federal government is taking in $400 billion more … More

    Bush Started, Obama Will Continue, the Nationalization of Our Financial Sector

    Defending the Troubled Asset Relief Program The Washington Post’s Steven Pearlstein writes: Of course, because money is fungible, critics can always say that the Treasury money is now being used to pay excessive salaries or dividends, or finance unnecessary acquisitions — or, for that matter, to clean the toilets or … More

    The Dynamic Duo

    President-elect Barack Obama and President George Bush have joined forces to obtain the second $350 billion of the original $700 billion TARP bailout fund. There is way more than collegiality at work here. Obama and Bush are proving to be true ideological twins. With Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson at the … More

    CAP: The Country Needs More Bush/Obamaism

    The Center for American Progress’ Matthew Yglesias asserts that “George W. Bush was a terrible president” and that since “the end of his administration coincides with everything being in a sorry state” that “it would be appropriate to respond with new and different policies.” We’ll let history judge how terrible … More

    Should We Hand Detroit a Blank Check?

    Despite the fact that Congress intended the $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) solely for financial institutions, the Bush administration, the Treasury, Members of Congress and the automakers are negotiating a plan to use the last $15 billion to bail out Detroit’s automakers. I won’t get into the illegality … More