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    Heritage in Focus: The Bush Tax Cuts and the Deficit Myth

    The leftist majority in Congress likes to blame their trillion-dollar budget deficits on the

    Outside the Beltway: Taxpayers Footing The Bill for Wasteful Spending

    The city of Bell, CA paid their former city manager nearly $800,000 a year. There was so much community backlash to the exorbitant salary, that he resigned. They had good reason to be outraged. The city manager was making nearly 20 times what the average family household income is in … More

    Congress Reaches New Heights of Tax Hike Cynicism

    Progress is often a matter of higher, faster, further—profits are higher, computer chips are faster, cars run further on a gallon of gas. In Washington, progress is often measured by more and more—spending more than ever and being more cynical than ever. The liberal leadership in Congress has set a … More

    The Truth About the 2001-2003 Tax Cuts

    In the battle over the extension of the 2001/2003 tax cuts, a lot of myths about the tax cuts are being perpetuated. One of the common myths is that the Bush tax cuts disproportionately favored the wealthy, shifted the burden of taxes from the rich to the middle class, and … More

    Tax Cut Myth Busting, Round 2

    Bill Gale’s discussion of the five myths about the Bush tax cuts was an unusually slanted piece from a normally straight-shooting liberal economist. With respect to an old friend, a little further myth busting is called for. Tax Relief as Stimulus Gale refers to the proposition that extending the tax … More

    Pro-Growth Tax Cuts Always Create Jobs: MSNBC’s The Ed Show Misrepresents Heritage Position

    Congress has an important decision to make before the end of the year: Extend the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts or allow them to expire and significantly raise taxes. There is never a good time to raise taxes because higher taxes always come with a steep cost: slower economic growth, … More

    Morning Bell: It's About The Spending, Speaker

    Yesterday on ABC’s This Week, host Christiane Amanpour asked Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA): “You are, by all accounts, one of the most — if not the most — powerful and successful speakers of — in the history of the United States. You’ve passed so much legislation. The President was elected … More

    Liberals' Deficit Chicken Is Taxpayers' Soaring Eagle

    Liberals are desperate to bully or chide the rest of the country into accepting massive new taxes to support the recent federal spending surge. Many opponents who resisted the spending on the grounds that it increased the budget deficit are now being called deficit chickens because they oppose the tax … More

    The Washington Post’s Weak Case for Ending the 2001/2003 Tax Cuts

    In yesterday’s Washington Post, Ruth Marcus uses “quack medicine” to describe conservatives’ support for extending the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts. Yet she commits her own economic malpractice. Ms. Marcus asserts that the tax cuts devastated tax revenues by pointing out that “tax revenue fell from 21 percent of GDP … More

    New Calculator Shows How Much More Taxes Will You Pay Next Year

    We are on the precipice of the largest tax increase in United States history. On January 1, 2011, the 2001/2003 tax relief will expire. All Americans who earn income will see their taxes go up as a result (even those who work but don’t pay any federal income taxes) unless … More