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    Morning Bell: Heritage Experts Analyze Second Presidential Debate

    During last night’s debate between President Obama and former Governor Mitt Romney, Heritage’s policy experts were live-blogging their analysis of the ideas discussed. Below are some of the highlights of our experts’ reactions to the major points made. Join us today at 11 a.m. ET for a Google hangout as … More

    Bloomberg and Obama Misrepresent Tax Hikes on Small Business

    In the recent presidential debate, President Obama said that only 3 percent of small businesses would pay higher rates under his plan to increase the top two marginal tax rates. The implication was that job creation wouldn’t suffer, because so few businesses would pay higher tax rates under his plan. … More

    Boehner Is Right: Tell the Wall Street Moguls "No Tax Hikes"

    Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives John Boehner (R-OH) has made clear that he opposes tax hikes on Americans. Tax hikes would slow the economy even more and kill jobs. But some “titans of finance” want Congress to hike your taxes. Lloyd Blankfein of Goldman Sachs uttered to Politico … More

    September Jobs Report Shows Imports Create Jobs

    The jobs report is out, and it reveals more than you may think. While President Obama seems to believe that exports alone will grow us out of the recession, the report indicates something much different: that imports are helping create lots of jobs. In September, the economy created 25,000 jobs … More

    The Odd September Unemployment Rate: When Good Surveys Produce False Results

    What’s behind the seemingly sudden drop in the unemployment rate? While the economy stumbles along, no one would expect a sudden jump in employment. Job growth has averaged about 100,000 per month over the past six months, roughly consistent with other economic indicators suggesting slow growth. But the Labor Department … More

    Morning Bell: Anemic Job Growth Continues

    Job growth continues to sputter—this morning’s jobs report shows that 12.1 million Americans are still out of work. Going against other economic indicators, the unemployment rate dropped to 7.8 percent. Economists are already looking into the drop, saying it seems to be a statistical fluke, because it doesn’t match up … More

    WATCH at 1 p.m.: Debunking Myths on Trade and Jobs

    Trade and job creation came up in the presidential debate last night. A longstanding argument for blocking trade is that imports hurt jobs. This argument is wrong, and we can prove it. A paper published by The Heritage Foundation documents that the process of importing—offloading from ships and planes, transporting … More

    Morning Bell: Heritage Experts React to First Presidential Debate

    During last night’s debate between President Obama and former Governor Mitt Romney, Heritage’s domestic policy experts were live-blogging their analysis of the ideas discussed. Below are some of the highlights of our experts’ reactions to the major points made. We will be discussing the debate in a live Twitter chat … More

    Debate 2012: Obama Once Again Misleads on Jobs Numbers

    During his first answer of tonight’s presidential debate, President Obama repeated a claim regarding employment numbers that, while true, makes his own record on jobs appear rosier than reality. Specifically, the president claimed, “over the last 30 months we’ve seen 5 million jobs created.” While that is true, the president’s … More

    Morning Bell: Obama and Congress Are Choosing to Cause a Recession

    President Obama recently said, “The most important lesson I’ve learned is you can’t change Washington from the inside.” That’s demoralizing to hear when a recession is bearing down on the economy—and it’s an inside job. The Congressional Budget Office has forecasted a fresh recession to hit next year if Taxmageddon, … More