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    Tax Hikes Are Not the Right Path to Reducing the Deficit

    Congress must soon reach a consensus on whether, and on whom, they will raise taxes in 2011. With the economy at the forefront of Americans’ concerns, the effects of raising taxes for any income bracket are a serious matter. Proponents of tax hikes argue that reducing the deficit through increasing … More

    Obama Opts for Politics Over Jobs, The Times Joins In

    Today’s New York Times editorial on President Obama’s Cleveland political diatribe-cum-economic speech got one point right — Obama “took too long to engage this debate.” The rest of the editorial was little more than an epilogue to Obama’s political speech. One can see why the Times would avoid talking about the economic … More

    The Clean Energy Future Looks Dim for Light Bulb Workers

    The Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007 set lighting requirements that, in essence, outlaw the familiar incandescent light bulb. The impact of lighting mandates on energy security is minuscule, since electricity comes almost entirely from secure domestic sources, such as coal. (Petroleum generates about 1 percent of domestic … More

    New Video: President Obama's Recovery Summer Vacation

    As the summer begins to wind down, many are beginning to take a second look at the grandiose promises made by the Administration about this summer before its start. While this “Recovery Summer” was lauded as the must-see event of the summer, the reality failed to match the rhetoric. But … More

    Government Strangles High-Tech Growth

    The CEO of Intel has joined the ranks of those labeling big government as the cause of our economic slump, not the solution. Paul Otellini says it already costs Intel an extra billion dollars to build a microchip plant in the U.S., rather than overseas.  In his illustration, it’s an … More

    Economic Effects of 2011 Tax Hikes: Killing One Bird with Two Stones

    Next January, tax rates will increase—even though the country remains in a recession—unless Congress takes action. The Obama Administration’s solution is to extend the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts except for families earning $250,000 and individuals earning $200,000. But is this the right move from an economic perspective, and the … More

    Morning Bell: 100 Days Later, Obama Still Failing the Gulf

    Over the last four weeks, The Heritage Foundation sent multiple teams of respected energy, environment, homeland security and response experts to the Gulf to study the federal response to the oil spill. These three delegations, with more to come, have traversed the areas hit hardest by the crisis, talking to response workers, … More

    Live From the Gulf: A Rallying Song for America

    As President Obama’s Oil Spill Commission met in New Orleans, Louisiana yesterday, they were met with an unexpected surprise. Drew Landry, a Lafayette native and singer-songwriter treated the commission to a rallying cry for the people of the Gulf, and some wise advice. The Huffington Post reports: “”We definitely need … More

    Live from the Gulf: Government Attorney on Moratorium: The Environment Trumps Jobs

    Despite fears of how President Obama’s moratorium on deepwater drilling will devastate the Gulf Coast economy, the Administration’s lawyers claim that the damage to the economy must be disregarded:  Protecting the environment is the only issue that matters. Although the courts have lifted the moratorium, the fears that it will … More

    Morning Bell: Recovery Summer Vacation

    On June 17, Vice President Joe Biden crashed the daily White House press briefing to kick off the Obama administration’s “Recovery Summer,” a six-week-long campaign to promote the belief that “the Recovery Act is working.” VP Biden claimed: “We knew that the hole dug by the recession that was created … More