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Were Conservative Principles Advanced in the Ryan-Murray Deal?

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From Heritage Foundation, by Katie Nielsen, 12/13/13 –

The short answer: no.The deal, negotiated by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) and passed yesterday by the House of Representatives, increases spending and debt without advancing major conservative priorities.Read more about the tax increases in the Ryan-Murray deal.Earlier this fall, Heritage Foundation experts said the budget talks were an opportunity for real fiscal reform:

A budget conference presents a rare opportunity to address the U.S. government’s key fiscal challenges. During this process, it is important to recognize some key principles that are necessary for a good outcome and for a prosperous American future. However, no deal is far preferable to a bad deal.

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Top 10 Heritage Papers of 2011

From The Heritage Foundation, by Brandon Stewart, December 29, 2011 –

At The Heritage Foundation, our experts work tirelessly to produce relevant research on the big policy questions facing Congress. This year was no different, and Members of Congress, their staff, journalists, researchers, and Heritage members and readers turned to our experts for their analysis.

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New Year’s Resolutions for Conservatives

From The Heritage Foundation, by David Azerrad, January 2, 2012 – Let’s be honest: We all know you’re not really gonna quit smoking, start exercising, and eat more vegetables as of today. As Emerson wryly remarked: “All promise outruns performance.”

The key to keeping your New Year’s resolutions is to make them more realistic. Rather than try to drastically change the way you live, why not start with the more modest goal of changing the way you speak? And what better place to start for conservatives than with America’s Founding principles? Continue reading →

Center for Data Analysis Report On Economy

The 2010 Index of Dependence on Government

Abstract: The number of Americans who pay taxes continues to shrink—and the United States is close to the point at which half of the population will not pay taxes for government benefits they receive. In 2009, 64.3 million Americans depended on the government (read: their fellow citizens) for their daily housing, food, and health care. Starting in 2015, the Social Security program will not receive enough taxes to pay all the promised benefits—which will be hard for all job-holders, but devastating for roughly half the American workforce that has no other retirement program. Add in last year’s preposterously named American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, spiraling academic grants, flat-out farm socialism, the swelling ranks of Americans who believe themselves entitled to “free” government benefits—and now the government takeover of the nation’s health care system—and the very nature of this country’s republican form of government is called into question. Like they have been doing since 2002, Heritage Foundation policy experts lay out the increasingly gloomy facts. Can Americans pull back from the brink of complete dependence on government?

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Published on October 14, 2010 by William Beach and Patrick Tyrrell Center for Data Analysis Report #10-08


This report should shock every American citizen who cares enough about America to read it.  The pace at which we are spiraling downward into a socialist nanny state is alarming!!!

Click here to view The 2010 Index of Dependence on Government.

Senate Republicans Set to Bargain Away Our National Security


One month ago today, millions of Americans voted to reject big-government and the backroom deals that defined the Obama presidency.  Now, some of the same Senate Republicans who rode that momentum to electoral victory appear to be on the verge of ignoring that message by striking a deal to trade passage of the dangerous New START treaty for an extension of the current tax rates.

To be crystal clear, we will view any deal on the extension of the current tax rates followed by Senate consideration of the New START Treaty, during this Lame Duck session of Congress, as the worst kind of quid pro quo. Continue reading →