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    Farm Bill: Money for Nothin'… I Want My Subsidy

    The four principal farm bill negotiators have tentatively agreed on a framework for a new farm bill. A central aspect of this framework would be hilarious if it weren’t so sad. The House and Senate farm bills both eliminate a program called direct payments because it pays farmers who don’t … More

    Parenting 101: Doling Out Farm Bill Subsidies to the “Kids”?

    The House and Senate farm bills would repeal the costly and indefensible direct payment program, which sends taxpayer dollars to people who don’t even plant a seed. But instead of just getting rid of direct payments, Congress has felt the need to add new programs that could be even costlier. … More

    Government Report Warns Obamacare Subsidies Are Ripe for Fraud

    For months, Heritage scholars have warned that the Obama Administration created incentives for fraud by allowing Obamacare insurance subsidies to basically operate under an “honor system” instead of requiring the IRS to verify incomes of Americans eligible for subsidies. The Treasury Department’s watchdog confirmed those fears by warning that Obamacare … More

    More Special Obamacare Treatment -- But Not for You

    Unions haven’t been able to get special Obamacare subsidies like Members of Congress and their staffs did, but they may not go away empty-handed. The Obama Administration has indicated it will propose a new regulation that could give many unions a break from one of Obamacare’s new fees. This one … More

    Who Is Affected by Obamacare? EVERYONE

    In response to the wave of insurance cancellations hitting millions of Americans, and the admission by some on the left that President Obama’s “if you like your plan” promise was false, Obamacare’s defenders are now taking a different tack. While the law’s supporters finally admit that some people will be … More

    Happy Halloween: Candy-Crushing Cronyism

    This Halloween, millions of Americans will, as every year, be handing out candy. But this year, the real trick could be finding treats made in the U.S.A. Because of government cronyism aimed at protecting big sugar producers, much of the candy in your child’s bag will come from overseas. According … More

    Obama Agriculture Cuts Nearly Three Times More Than House and Senate Bills

    The “farm bill” affects all Americans, not just farmers. After all, everyone eats and wants affordable food to feed their families. Yet as is typical, the House and Senate generally ignore the needs of consumers who buy food and the taxpayers who pay the subsidies that are transferred to wealthy … More

    Administration Caught in New Obamacare Dilemma

    Remember sequestration? Those automatic budget cuts that went into effect when Congress failed to do real budgeting a couple of years ago? It’s hitting Obamacare now. Both laws have been around for awhile, but the Obama Administration hasn’t done anything to prepare for their collision. The cuts are hitting a … More

    A Letter to President Obama

    Dear Mr. President: As the temporary slowdown in government operations enters its second week, I write to explain why conservatives have insisted on making the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act the prime source of contention. Speaking for our organization, I can tell you we’re in this fight because of … More

    Obamacare Exchanges Launch: What You Need to Know

    Today’s launch of Obamacare’s exchanges represents the start of sign-ups for the law’s two new entitlement programs. To guide individuals seeking to understand the process, we’ve compiled answers to some basic questions about the exchanges. What are exchanges? In theory, exchanges are just a fancy term for insurance marketplaces, where … More