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Dylan Scott, TPM: pro-business libertarian immigration ideas are sane, normal, and respectable - 01/23/14

... TalkingPointsMemo. Scott offers "The Heritage Foundation Might Be Shedding Some Of Its Crazy Soon" ( peekURL.com/z92p6hd ) about Heritage hiring libertarian and loose borders advocate Stephen Moore as their chief economist. Moore's immigration position is very business-friendly and if he had his way he'd flood the U.S. with cheap labor and reduce U.S. wages closer to world levels. That suits...

Heritage names loose borders advocate Stephen Moore as chief economist - 01/22/14

... upcoming fight against amnesty: the Heritage Foundation has named Stephen Moore as their chief economist. Moore previously worked at the Wall Street Journal, the Club for Growth, and the CATO Institute. As could be imagined from that line up and the entries on his name's page, he's a fiscal conservative and supports something just short of open borders. The announcement from Heritage [1]...

Fiscal conservatives side with America-denouncing billionaire (Cato, Dan Mitchell, Heritage, Brownfield, Sean Medlock, Daily Caller, HotAir) - 05/11/12

... upscale, Mike Brownfield of the Heritage Foundation offers "Facebook Billionaire Flees America for Lower-Taxed Shores" (link): The Heritage Foundation's 2012 Index of Economic Freedom shows that though the United States is known as the "Land of the Free," America's excessive tax burden makes it less economically free than other countries, putting it at a competitive disadvantage and convincing U...

CNN Republican Presidential Debate November 22, 2011 (Heritage, AEI, Washington DC, GOP, Romney, Gingrich, Cain, Perry, Ron Paul, Bachmann, Santorum, Huntsman) - 11/22/11

... held in conjunction with the Heritage Foundation and the American Enterprise Institute. The horse race starts at 8pm Eastern. Like the one just 10 days ago, tonight's debate will focus on national security and foreign policy. If CNN were actually interested in hashing out the best policies, they'd have people whose policies are opposite those on stage quiz them. Instead - aside from Ron Paul -...

Challenge for Teaparty: can you justify cuts to literacy programs (including Reading is Fundamental)? - 07/25/11

... Burke, a policy analyst at the Heritage Foundation, a Washington think tank. Thus, my question to those in the teaparties or libertarian camps: how's this all supposed to work? What's the end game here? Leaving aside the details of particular programs, would anyone in the teaparties or libertarian camps care to justify cuts to literacy programs in general? What downsides can you see in such cuts...

Glenn Beck, Mark Levin, Limbaugh, Hannity paid to promote FreedomWorks, AFP, Heritage (Koch, immigration) - 06/18/11

... Americans for Prosperity, and the Heritage Foundation. In some cases it might not be obvious to their listeners that those hosts are promoting those groups in part due to the money they receive ("Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck sell endorsements to conservative groups" by Kenneth Vogel and Lucy McCalmont of Politico, link). * FreedomWorks sponsors Glenn Beck. See their name's link for...

Helen Krieble's absurd Red Card "Temporary" Workers "Solution" - 06/23/09

Helen Krieble - president of the Vernon K. Krieble Foundation, an heir to the Loctite fortune, and an associate of Dick Armey - has been pushing her own guest workers plan for a few years. Now, apparently she wants to give it yet another try and has come out with the "Red Card" scheme, which is similar to the plan offered a few years ago by Mike Pence. In a word, her plan is absurd: it's divorced...

Heritage: "An Open Letter to the Congress and the President of the United States" - 02/13/09

... educators and analysts at The Heritage Foundation have been intimately involved in the nation's great public policy debates. In all that time, we have never encountered legislation with such far-reaching and revolutionary policy implications as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act currently before Congress. And never have we seen a bill more cloaked in secrecy or more withdrawn from open...

"Stimulus Bill Abolishes Welfare Reform and Adds New Welfare Spending" - 02/12/09

From this: A major public policy success, welfare reform in the mid-1990s led to a dramatic reduction in welfare dependency and child poverty. This successful reform, however is now in jeopardy: Little-noted provisions in the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate stimulus bills actually abolish this historic reform. In addition, the stimulus bills will add nearly $800 billion in new means...

Stimulus: *additional* welfare cost of $523 billion? - 02/08/09

From Robert Rector of the Heritage Foundation (link): The recently passed U.S. House of Representatives stimulus bill contains $816 billion in new spending and tax cuts. Of this sum, $264 billion (32 percent) is new means-tested welfare spending. This represents about $6,700 in new welfare spending for every poor person in the U.S. But this welfare spending is only the tip of the iceberg. The...

Senate stimulus plan would provide jobs for up to 300,000 illegal aliens - 02/04/09

... details from Robert Rector of the Heritage Foundation: The Senate stimulus bill would provide roughly $104 billion in funding for a variety of construction projects including highways, schools, and renovation of public housing. This funding will be spread over five to seven years. Normal government estimates indicate that each $1 billion spent on construction will create around 19,500...

New York Times editorial: pass anti-American DREAM Act - 09/24/07

From the 9/20 New York Times editorial called "Pass the Dream Act" (link): ...The idea is modest and smart, but modest and smart usually don’t get very far these days. The anti-immigrant forces that buried the Senate’s comprehensive reforms under a wave of faxes and phone calls are at it again over the revival of this small part of that much bigger bill. They are convinced that giving a break to...