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    Obama Misses Budget Deadline—Again

    President Obama seems to view budget deadlines as mere suggestions. During his term, Obama has missed all but one deadline to deliver his annual budget and midsession review. This week marks another year in which the President missed both deadlines. This consistent track record of missing statutory budget obligations is … More

    Online Chat about the Different Budgets

    Click here to join us right now for our “Lunch with Heritage” live online chat. We are joined by the Director of Heritage’s Center for Data Analysis and he is taking your questions about the different budget proposals put forth by Congress on Wednesday. Lunch with Heritage feat. Bill Beach

    In Pictures: Defense Spending Plummets under Obama's Budget

    Last night, President Obama visited Afghanistan and stood on the shoulders of the U.S. military to trumpet his foreign policy. But that military is being eviscerated under the president’s budget cuts, creating a hollow force and exacerbating today’s readiness crisis. Since President Obama took office, more than 50 major weapons … More

    Picture This: The Buffett Rule vs. Obama's Budget

    President Obama says his “Buffett Rule” — which imposes higher taxes on wealthy Americans and job creators — will help “stabilize our debt and deficits for the next decade.” But if you compare how much money his policy raises with how much he’d like to spend, you get a much … More

    Morning Bell: The President's Curious Speech Lacks Solutions

    If you’re looking for an iron-clad indictment of Barack Obama’s failed fiscal policies, you don’t have to look much farther than the President’s own words in a speech he delivered yesterday at the Associated Press luncheon in Washington, D.C. In what was seemingly an attempt to criticize House Budget Committee … More

    President Obama's Education Budget Buster

    President Obama’s near-term spending proposals for the Department of Education (DOE) are a staggering display of federal profligacy. They include the recently released fiscal year (FY) 2013 budget request and an education “blueprint” outlining $60 billion in additional spending. If enacted, these proposals would mean that in one term, President … More

    Chart of the Week: Obama Makes Defense the Lowest Budget Priority

    President Obama’s budget proposes a sharp increase in entitlement spending and more outlays for domestic programs and interest on the national debt. Defense spending, meanwhile, takes a backseat to Obama’s other priorities. The long-term outlook: Obama would make defense the lowest budget priority among the major categories of spending in … More

    Morning Bell: Obama's Hidden Tax Hikes

    EXCLUSIVE: It could be said that President Obama has never seen a tax hike he doesn’t like — whether it’s letting the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts expire, insisting on higher taxes for job creators, and yesterday calling on Congress to raise taxes on the oil industry. But as much as the … More

    PODCAST: Heritage 2011 Budget Chart Book

    In a new Heritage in Focus, Heritage research assistant Emily Goff discusses our 2011 Budget Chart Book which shows in vivid detail the severity of America’s spending crisis. Listen to the full interview here. In this podcast, Goff offers solutions to prevent us from worsening our fiscal situation. In addition, … More

    Lunch With Heritage: Online Chat on the Obama and Paul Ryan (R-WI) Budgets

    With his speech Wednesday, President Obama unveiled his plans for the FY 2012 budget that is loaded with more spending and tax increases. A few weeks ago, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) unveiled his Path to Prosperity that was loaded spending cuts and real tax reform. Join us right now. We … More