Steve Moore on Jobs, Tax Reform and the Economy
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Steve Moore to discuss the stagnant jobs market, the need for tax reform in Washington and get his long term outlook for the US economy.
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A Ukrainian’s View on the Situation in Kiev
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Iryna Fedets to discuss the revolution in Ukraine, the issues that lead to the now deadly protests, and what to expect next in this divided country.
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The Behemoth Farm Bill and Its Many Failures
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Daren Bakst to discuss the farm bill before Congress, why the food stamp program should be separated, and how to build a better farm bill.
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McConnell playbook: When victory is certain, surrender!
Current polling numbers show that Obama is looking a little more like the anti-christ than the messiah these days. In a new Quinnipiac University poll, the President’s approval rating is at its lowest point in Quinnipiac polling history–nationally or in any state–at 34%. This puts him within striking distance of the second-term average of 34.4% of Richard Nixon, which was reported by Gallup at the | Read More »
What American Conservatives Can Learn from Margaret Thatcher
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Allysen Efferson are joined by Nile Gardiner to discuss his new book about Margaret Thatcher, what the Republican party can learn from her career and what Lady Thatcher may have thought about Barack Obama’s America.
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Liberals Fear the Heritage Foundation and They Should
The other day on Morning Joe, Eugene Robison was on and lashed out at the Heritage Foundation for leading the fight against Obamacare. He, like many other concern trolling liberals, said “Heritage Foundation, for example, which, you know, you would think ought to be coming out with those sort of reasonable [health care] policies … now they’re like, one of the loudest voices thanks to | Read More »
The Atlantic’s Heritage Hit Job Relies on an Obama Voter Without Disclosing It
The Atlantic has written a hit job on the Heritage Foundation. The central premise of the article is that Republicans are upset because the conservative organization has declared conservatism and Republicans are not the same thing. The article relies heavily on Mickey Edwards, one of the Heritage Foundation’s three founding trustees. Molly Ball, the author of the Atlantic piece, writes: Mickey Edwards, one of three | Read More »
Jim DeMint is Winning America
Over the past several weeks, Republican aides in Congress have planted a number of stories attacking the Heritage Foundation, Heritage Action for America, and the Senate Conservatives Fund — three groups closely associated with former Senator Jim DeMint. DeMint started the Senate Conservatives Fund. He’s now President of the Heritage Foundation. Heritage Action for America is an offshoot of Heritage. The reason Republicans have been | Read More »
Debunking the Defund Obamacare Myths
Many of the critics of defunding Obamacare on the right are in favor of delaying Obamacare. Delaying just gives the bureaucrats more time to write regulations and get infrastructure in place that will be harder and harder to get rid of later.Defunding Obamacare actually shuts it down. The Heritage Foundation has a great video out on debunking the defunding myths.Our own Ben Howe put it | Read More »
Obama Misunderstands Income Inequality
President Barack Obama’s recent speech on the economy demonstrates a stunning lack of economic knowledge. By focusing on income inequality, he misleads the American public into unjustified class warfare. In his speech at Knox College last Wednesday, the President argued that we are further progressing toward a “winner-take-all economy where a few are doing better and better and better while everybody else just treads water.” | Read More »
Unions “Flip-Flop” on Obamacare
Just over a year ago, I wrote an article about Obamacare. At the time, the unions were some of its biggest supporters – but the drumbeat has changed. In 2009, the Teamsters, one of the largest and most influential labor unions, led a wholehearted campaign to support healthcare reform in an “unprecedented union effort.” They encouraged their members to take action, contact their legislators, and put pressure on them for | Read More »
The Future of Marriage
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Andrew Walker to discuss the fallout from yesterday’s same-sex marriage decisions at the Supreme Court, the impact this has on the state and if it threatens your religious liberty.
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It’s our world, the CBO just lives in it
The first thing to keep in mind about the Congressional Budget Office estimate of costs and benefits for the “Gang of Eight” immigration bill – or any other estimate the CBO prepares – is that Congress is very good at gaming CBO estimates. There are lots of little tricks that can be used to hide costs and inflate benefits, once you understand how the CBO | Read More »
Human assets and liabilities
Grover Norquist of Americans for Tax Reform does not think much of the Heritage Foundation’s recent projection of the total cost of amnesty. Heritage figured a taxpayer cost of about $6 trillion over the next 50 years. Norquist takes many issues with this figure, including some that aren’t really problems with the report itself – for example, he criticizes the way other people have presented its conclusions | Read More »
Robert Rector’s Study: Open Borders + Welfare State = Disaster
We’ve noted many times throughout the debate over amnesty that you simply cannot legalize so many low-skilled people without reforming the welfare state. Some people don’t like to hear it, but the reality of today’s redistributive society is that the higher-skilled population transfers a tremendous amount of wealth to the lower-skilled population in the form of the tax code, entitlements, welfare, and social services. Do | Read More »