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    Scott Brown’s Reading List: The Index of Economic Freedom

    Within a span of just a few hours this week, three seemingly unrelated events all, by happenstance, made headlines in America: the one-year anniversary of President Obama’s inauguration, a historically earthshaking election in Massachusetts, and the release of The Heritage Foundation’s Index of Economic Freedom. But perhaps there are no … More

    In the Green Room: GOP Whip Eric Cantor's 7 Point Job Plan

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVhVxJyFPRY[/youtube] Yesterday, House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA) outlined a seven point common sense plan for job creation here at the Heritage Foundation. Item number 1: “Halt Any Proposed Rule or Regulation Expected to Have an Economic Cost, Result in Job Loss, or Have a Disparate Impact on Small Businesses.” … More

    Guest Blogger: Rep. Schock (R-IL):Free Trade Will Boost Jobs

    Today, President Obama is hosting a jobs summit at the White House with union bosses and corporate CEOs to discuss ways to accelerate job creation in the US. Noticeably absent are any representatives from the Chamber of Commerce or the National Federation of Independent Businesses, who represent most of the … More

    Watch Live: Cantor's Jobs Plan

    House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA) delivers a major address at 2 p.m. ET today at Heritage explaining why creating jobs doesn’t have to cost money. Cantor’s speech — which has already generated coverage from ABC News, National Journal, The Atlantic and The Hill — comes a day before President Barack Obama’s Jobs … More

    Rep. Eric Cantor's Jobs Plan: Watch Live and Chat on Facebook

    The Heritage Foundation kicks off its live webcast series on Facebook today at 2 p.m. with a major address from House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA) on a pro-growth jobs plan that doesn’t break the bank. We’re using our popular Facebook page (93,000+ fans) and a live video feed from … More

    NFIB: Senate Health Care Bill Is "A Disaster" for Small Businesses

    After “many months of discussion” in which the National Federation of Independent Business was engaged in efforts to ensure that the high cost of health care was adequately addressed in reform legislation, the organization yesterday came out in full force against the Senate health care bill, declaring it a “disaster … More

    Outside the Beltway: $1.2 Billion for Michigan, But No Stimulus Jobs Created

    Last year, with Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm standing by his side, President-elect Barack Obama proclaimed the importance of rapidly passing a stimulus package, described his intense focus on job creation, and noted that a new president can have an “enormous impact” on the economy. This week, The Detroit Free Press … More

    What Superman and Barack Obama Don't Have in Common

    When Superman rescued a small boy who was plummeting toward the depths of Niagara Falls, it was pretty clear that the kid was in danger and that, but for Superman’s ability to fly, the boy would have faced certain death. It goes without saying that if the boy were not … More

    The Cap and Trade Boycott Continues

    For the second day, Republican Senators boycotted the scheduled markup of the Kerry-Boxer (S.1733) cap-and-trade bill. Senator Inhofe (R-OK) appeared briefly to emphasize that the minority is holding firm to their demands that the Environmental Protection Agency complete a comprehensive economic analysis. Rather than use a procedural gambit to trounce … More

    Stimulus Fail: Study Finds Job Losses in 49 of 50 States

    In mid-February, President Obama signed the massive $787 billion stimulus bill into law. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, a net of 3.6 million jobs have been lost since Obama was sworn in. In addition, the numbers show that the unemployment rate has risen from 7.6 percent to 9.8 … More