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    Morning Bell: Obama's War on Job Creators

    Today, President Barack Obama is expected to announce his latest plan for reducing the deficit, and central to it are $1.5 trillion in new taxes, aimed predominantly at wealthy Americans. Unfortunately for the 14 million unemployed Americans, the President is continuing down his steady path of ushering in big spending … More

    Top 10 Reads: September 15, 2011

    Catching you up on clips, commentary and news of the day. Sign up for the daily email update from Scribe. Inmates collect unemployment – Part of growing fraud problem – M.D. Kittle, Watchdog.org UTT: Infrastructure ‘bank’ doomed to fail – Ronald D. Utt, The Washington Times Census Numbers: The Trend … More

    Morning Bell: The Tale of Two Jobs Plans

    It’s been one week since President Barack Obama announced his latest “stimulus” plan, and despite a cross-country road show aimed at selling his proposals to the American people, the commander in chief is finding that his message of more taxes and spending isn’t hitting home. Meanwhile, House Budget Committee Chairman … More

    Obama's Jobs Bill Is Bad News for Charities

    President Barack Obama proposes to pay for his $447 billion jobs bill mainly by limiting tax deductions for wealthy Americans. Unfortunately, if enacted, this policy will likely dampen charitable giving and further this approach. He did so in his proposed 2011 and 2012 federal budgets and in 2009 attempted it … More

    More 'Stimulus' Spending on Failed Public Safety Grant Programs

    President Obama’s plan for turning America around is big on new spending, with insincere promises of budget cuts to come later. In particular, the President called on Congress to spend an additional $5 billion on federal subsidies for the salaries of local police officers and firefighters. The additional $5 billion … More

    'Drilling = Jobs': Congressman's Simple Message Falls on Deaf Ears

    During the president’s Thursday speech on his new jobs proposal (which, as of yet, does not actually exist on paper), Rep. Jeff Landry, a Republican freshman from Louisiana, staged a bit of silent activism. Photos of the congressman show him holding a sign displaying a simply message: “Drilling = jobs”. … More

    Morning Bell: More 'Stimulus' from President Obama

    By most accounts, President Obama’s $800 billion “stimulus” bill that was passed in February 2009 with the promise of keeping unemployment below 8 percent was an absolute failure. However, last night in a speech to a joint session of Congress, the President demanded that it spend another $450 billion on … More

    President Obama's Stimulus Speech – The Sequel

    President Obama tonight pitched Stimulus 2.0 to a reluctant Congress and an angry electorate. The President rolled out his “American Jobs Act” and demanded repeatedly for Congress to “pass right away.”  The President’s plan is very similar to his original Stimulus plan that has proven to be a total failure in … More

    Reaction Roundup: Heritage Responds to Obama's Jobs Speech

    Heritage’s experts watched President Barack Obama’s jobs speech delivered to a joint session of Congress. Here are some of their immediate reactions: Jobs for Teachers? In his remarks tonight, President Obama argued that his jobs proposal would create more jobs for teachers. He went as far as to say laying … More

    Morning Bell: Five Ways to Create New Jobs in America

    Two years ago, President Barack Obama was bold in his optimism for job growth in America, promising that his stimulus spending plans would create 3 million jobs by the end of 2010. It didn’t work, the Obama jobs deficit now stands at 6.7 million jobs, and tonight the President will … More