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    Balancing Obamacare on the Backs of the Obama Generation

    Remember the Obama campaign? President Barack Obama’s victory was built, at least in part, on the hopes and dreams of eager young adults and bright-eyed, liberal college students who donned t-shirts emblazoned with the symbol of their champion, knocked on doors and made phone calls, all in the belief that … More

    CBO Report Shows ObamaCare Raises Premiums

    Media coverage of the CBO scoring of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s health care bill left out some of the fine print and heroic assumptions that were in the report. The Heritage Foundation believes they merit your consideration. Premiums Rise The media quotes the CBO as saying that ObamaCare would … More

    "Tea Party" Film Tells the Story of a Truly American Movement

    From the opening scenes of “Tea Party: The Documentary Film,” one thing is perfectly clear: the “Tea Party” movement is not about Republicans or Democrats; it’s about ordinary Americans shocked into action by their government’s intervention in the market, Wall Street bailouts, and a path toward national health care. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2qil4Swcew[/youtube] … More

    Outside the Beltway: Tea Parties Aren't Stopping for Holidays

    While Americans prepared for Thanksgiving feasts and hit the malls on Black Friday, the Tea Party movement lived on in the streets of St. Louis and in the small towns of Arkansas to protest Obamacare, rampant government spending, and the massive expansion of the federal government. According to the St. … More

    NFIB: Senate Health Care Bill Is "A Disaster" for Small Businesses

    After “many months of discussion” in which the National Federation of Independent Business was engaged in efforts to ensure that the high cost of health care was adequately addressed in reform legislation, the organization yesterday came out in full force against the Senate health care bill, declaring it a “disaster … More

    With Reid Bill, Obama Would Again Break "No Tax" Pledge

    With the event horizon of the vote on the Reid Health Care Bill approaching, it appears that passage of the legislation would, yet again, amount to President Barack Obama breaking his “no new middle class tax” pledge.

    Higher Medicare Tax Latest Proposal to Fund Health Care Takeover

    The latest proposal to pay for a government takeover of the health care system is to increase the Medicare tax for those that earn more than $250,000 a year. This latest proposed tax hike shows Congress is desperate to find more revenue to pay for its excessively expensive health care … More

    The House Cloakroom: Nov. 16 – 20

    Analysis – With the first half of the health care bill now passed out of the House the Speaker now pivots to the second half of the health care bill commonly referred to as the “doc fix.” The “doc fix” refers to the undoing of the flawed Medicare payment update … More

    In the Green Room: Utah's Gov. Herbert on DC 'Freezing Out the States' Over Health Reform

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFMLzi2CBII[/youtube] It’s simple: “Our approach in Utah is to give consumers more choice,” said Governor Herbert during a Heritage Foundation visit earlier this week. “If we can put them in the control position where they’re spending dollars that are their own, they’re going to make better choices.” Similarly, the Governor … More

    The House Cloakroom: Nov. 9 – 13

    Analysis – With the passage of the health care bill on Saturday night the House is now out of session for the entire week. Major Floor Action – None.