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    VIDEO: Sen. Mike Lee Says Obama’s Jobs Plan Will Make Problem Worse

    Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) came to Washington as the a tea-party conservative with the goal of fixing the economy, addressing the debt crisis and curbing the growth of the federal government. It’s an uphill battle for the youngest member of the U.S. Senate, but one he’s prepared to fight. Lee’s … More

    Top 10 Reads: September 16, 2011

    Catching you up on clips, commentary and news of the day. Sign up for the daily email update from Scribe. Senator Casey Breaks With President Over Jobs Bill – CBSPittsburgh.com GE Responds to Charges of Crony Capitalism – Tim Carney, The Washington Examiner EPA Delays Global Warming Rules Again – … More

    Rep. Jan Schakowsky: "You Don't Deserve To Keep All Your Money"

    In a interview with Chicago’s Don Wade & Roma radio show this morning, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky claimed that Americans aren’t entitled to all of their own money. Toward the end of a wide-ranging interview, the hosts played a clip from this week’s Republican Presidential Debate where California teenager Tyler Hinsley … More

    Lunch with Heritage Online Chat on Jobs and the Super Committee

    Click here to join us right now for our “Lunch with Heritage” online chat. We are joined by Senior Policy Analyst Curtis Dubay. He is taking your questions on what should be done about jobs, how tax rates effect job growth, and what the Super Committee should focus on. Lunch … More

    U.S. Tariffs Penalize Back-to-School Shoppers

    Though parents might be rejoicing that the time has come for their kids to head back to school, their happiness could be tempered by a little-known fact: They’re paying import taxes on everything from clothes to lunchboxes, musical instruments to pencils. In 2010, the government collected $25.9 billion in tariffs … More

    Retorts to Buffett Stress Benefits of Free Market

    Warren Buffett’s demand last week that the federal government stop “coddling” the country’s wealthiest citizens – meaning that it should take more of their income with even more confiscatory tax policies – has earned him rebukes from a few fellow members of the billionaire club. In today’s Wall Street Journal, … More

    Top 10 Reads: August 18, 2011

    Catching you up on clips, commentary and news of the day. Sign up for the daily email update from Scribe. The Movie Obama Won’t Want You to See – James Jay Carafano, FoxNews.com Why Tea Party should resist gutting defense – John R. Bolton, The Washington Times Big Brother Goes Green … More

    Heritage Radio: Member Questions, U.S. Credit Downgrade, Poverty

    This week’s Heritage Libertad Radio program – half in English, half in Spanish – covered the recent S & P downgrade, including a discussion with economist JD Foster; a discussion on the recent report on poverty with expert Robert Rector; and a segment answering member questions. Among them: How does … More

    The Truth about Billionaire Warren Buffett's Tax Hike Pleas

    Billionaire investor Warren Buffett has a special request for the U.S. government: He wants to be taxed more, he writes in today’s New York Times. The trouble is, he leaves out some very important facts—while feeding into President Barack Obama’s calls for higher taxes. “Our leaders have asked for ‘shared … More

    Education Spending? Sounds Good -- Until the Tax Man Cometh

    According to a new poll by the education research journal Education Next, 65 percent of the American public wants education spending to increase. That figure, the poll’s architect Paul Peterson notes, is the kind of polling data “that the president’s political advisors undoubtedly rely upon when they decide to appeal … More