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    Morning Bell: Senate Votes to Raise Taxes on Small Businesses

    Yesterday, the Senate narrowly voted (51-48) to raise taxes on 1.2 million small businesses, which will likely kill more than 700,000 jobs at a time when nearly 13 million Americans are out of work. Senators Joe Lieberman (I-CT) and Jim Webb (D-VA) joined all Republicans in bipartisan opposition to the … More

    New Poll: Majority of Americans Want to Stop Tax Hikes for All Incomes

    A new poll shows the majority of Americans—including those on the low end of the income spectrum—are against hiking taxes for those making more than $250,000. The McClatchy-Marist poll found 52 percent of registered voters favored keeping the 2001 and 2003 tax policies in place for taxpayers of all incomes. … More

    Morning Bell: Obama Tells Entrepreneurs "You Didn't Build" Your Business

    That sound you hear is silence—as millions of small business owners and entrepreneurs were left speechless this weekend from President Obama’s latest insult. The slap in the face to hard-working Americans conveyed Obama’s belief that it takes a village—a heavily subsidized village—to create that venture you’re profiting from: Somebody helped … More

    Obama's Small-Business Tax Could Average $25,000

    President Obama has made raising taxes on “the rich” a central plank of his re-election campaign. Yet even many Democrats are questioning the wisdom of hiking taxing on job creators while the economy is still struggling and unemployment is still lingering at over 8 percent. They are right to be … More

    Online Chat on the Obama Tax Hikes - LIVE NOW

    Commonly known as “Taxmageddon,” taxes are set to go up on January 1 for everyone if Congress fails to act. Click here to join us on right now for our “Lunch with Heritage” online chat. We are joined by Heritage Expert Rea Hederman and he is taking your questions about … More

    CBO Report Confirms Rich Already Pay Their "Fair Share"

    The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) just released its latest estimates on the share of taxes paid by income level, giving voters a way to check the argument that the rich do not pay “their fair share.” Using 2009 tax year data, CBO’s report shows the amount of income people earned … More

    What About the Payroll Tax, Mr. President?

    Finally, President Obama has awakened to at least a part of Taxmageddon as it barrels down on American taxpayers next year and drags down job growth this year. Was he previously unaware of it? Did he just decide it matters, given the recent pattern of weak job growth? So the … More

    Taxmageddon Will Decimate the Finances of Low-Income Americans

    “Taxmageddon,” also called a “massive fiscal cliff” by Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke, refers to the assortment of expiring tax relief combined with new Obamacare tax hikes and the payroll tax restarting on January 1, 2013. Taxmageddon will be especially hard on areas of the country that can least afford … More

    Morning Bell: The Senate's Secret Santa Agenda

    Today the Labor Department released its monthly jobs report, which showed that the U.S. economy added an anemic 39,000 jobs this month and that the nation’s unemployment rate rose to 9.8 percent. That marks the 19th month in a row that the unemployment has been over 9 percent, a post–World … More

    Lunch With Heritage Online Chat: Obama Tax Hikes

    Lunch With Heritage Chat with Curtis Dubay