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    Congressman Roskam Discusses Energy, Gas on Heritage Radio

    On Sunday, May 22, the team at Heritage Libertad hosted their monthly talk show on WEBR Fairfax public radio. The bilingual show – with the first half in Spanish and the second half in English – featured commentary on a broad range of topics. The English segment covered the economy, … More

    Trustees Show Permanent Deficits for Social Security

    How Will This Report Affect the Social Security Debate? The debate about whether Social Security faces a problem and needs to be fixed is over. The 2011 trustees report, which was released this afternoon, shows that the program already faces massive permanent annual deficits. In 2010, Social Security spent $49 … More

    Morning Bell: Saving the American Dream

    Fellow Americans: Today, I am excited to announce the release of The Heritage Foundation’s comprehensive agenda that sets a new course for the size and scope of the federal government. The new report, “Saving the American Dream: Heritage’s Plan to Fix the Debt, Cut Spending, and Restore Prosperity,” lays out … More

    Morning Bell: Chairman Ryan's Budget Resolution Changes America's Course

    America needs to change course. Our current direction is fiscally and economically unsustainable and politically and culturally bankrupting. It is threatening the well-being and future of our country. House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s (R–WI) budget proposal, for the first time in recent memory, sets our nation on a different … More

    Debt Crisis Begs the Question: "Are We Citizens or Subjects?"

    There are two sides to our federal debt crisis—an economic one and a civic one—and both demand attention. As lawmakers in Washington focus their attention on the budget, they would be wise to remember the policy objectives behind their necessary reforms. They must ask: Are we a nation of citizens … More

    Social Security is Adding to the Debt Now

    Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) just doesn’t have a strong grasp of the facts when it comes to Social Security and the debt. Yesterday, at a campaign rally calling on Congress to “Back Off” Social Security Reid again repeated his line that: “Social Security has not contributed one penny to the … More

    We Can't Afford to "Leave Social Security Alone"

    This year Social Security will pay out $45 billion more in benefits than it collects in taxes. And this is not the first year Social Security has had an operating deficit. Last year, Social Security paid out $37 billion more in benefits than it collected in taxes. And this year … More

    The Case for Entitlement Reform: Taxpayer Contributions Fall Dangerously Short of Received Benefits

    Medicare and Social Security are important retirement security programs for millions of Americans. But they are ticking time bombs with trillions in future unfunded obligations that will bankrupt America if they are not changed. Though awareness of this critical situation continues to grow, Americans remain reluctant to support reform, understandably … More

    Guest Blogger: Saving Our Nation From Debt

    Uncle Sam is spending you into the poorhouse. Taxes, inflation, unemployment, interest rates – all could skyrocket if Washington keeps spending trillions of dollars it doesn’t have. Unless we begin to cut spending now (a lot of spending) these four horsemen of debt will ride roughshod over families and businesses … More

    Social Security’s Bleak Future Has Arrived

    For the last couple of decades, Social Security analysts, public trustees, and even both Republican and Democratic Presidents have warned that unless the program is fixed, it faces perpetual cash-flow deficits. And now, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) says that those perpetual deficits have arrived. As a result, it is … More