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    It's Time to Defund Obamacare

    The movement to defund Obamacare has reached a critical moment. According to news reports, House Republicans are deciding this morning whether they will use a government funding bill to stop the unfair, unaffordable, and unworkable health care law. With less than two weeks until the government takeover of health care, … More

    Should We Delay or Defund Obamacare?

    Conservatives are united in one idea: Obamacare is devastating policy for America. To halt its destructive effects, some are saying Congress should merely delay the law. But to truly stop it, Obamacare must be defunded. Some conservatives are arguing for postponing the individual mandate and employer mandate for one year. … More

    The Most Effective Obamacare Delay Is Full Defunding

    There is nothing controversial about stopping Obamacare. A majority of Americans dislike the law and want it repealed. Obamacare is disastrous for individuals, businesses, and doctors alike. It is unaffordable and unworkable, and the Obama Administration has also made it unfair by giving its pet interest groups waivers and opt-outs. … More

    Top 2 Myths About Defunding Obamacare

    Is it even possible to defund Obamacare? And does advocating this mean you want to shut down the government? Critics are giving the wrong answers to these questions. Watch our new video to hear these myths debunked. Myth #1: Congress cannot defund Obamacare. Congress defunds mandatory spending on appropriations bills … More

    Morning Bell: Defiance

    “We’re losing the country,” a Maryland man said at a town hall meeting. “I want to see more defiance!” He wasn’t talking to local tea partiers; he was talking to his Republican Member of Congress. It is time to take a stand against Obamacare. Heritage President Jim DeMint and Heritage … More

    DeMint on Fox News: Here's How You Stop Obamacare (VIDEO)

    Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint believes defunding Obamacare is the best hope for stopping the President’s unfair, unworkable, and unpopular health-care law. During two appearances on Fox News yesterday, DeMint shared details about Heritage Action’s upcoming “Defund Obamacare Tour” and debunked the myth that Republicans want a government shutdown over the … More

    Rubio on Defunding Obamacare: "We Have to Do This" (VIDEO)

    Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) appeared on Fox News’ “Hannity” last night to urge conservatives to defund Obamacare. “This is the last, best chance,” he warned. “We have to do this.” Rubio said no issue is a bigger threat to the U.S. economy than the President’s unpopular and unworkable health-care law. The … More

    Why Is Washington Talking About a Government Shutdown?

    Is it that time again already?? It’s not even August, and Members of Congress are starting to buzz about the upcoming budget and debt ceiling fight—which likely won’t happen until later this fall. But the posturing has begun, and the media are happy to oblige. The thing is, a government … More

    Debt Ceiling: Default Not at Issue, Federal Spending Is

    President Obama is expected to make his case for a debt ceiling increase at a press conference this morning. The development comes as House Republicans are reportedly weighing “default” and “government shutdown.” While it’s encouraging that conservatives are gearing up for a fight, it’s important that policymakers and the public … More

    Fiscal Cliff Solutions: Soar Over the Cliff or Kick the Can

    Kicking the can is the least repugnant remaining resolution to the fiscal cliff. The only alternatives appear to be the Republicans’ unconditional surrender on income tax rates (and conceding their principles) or simply going over the cliff. The story is now a familiar one. Congress and the President conspire to … More