For some time now, The Heritage Foundation has been highlighting this bill and how it does not do what most people think it does. Our efforts have paid off. Congress will no doubt look to the farm bill debate as an indication of what can happen when the American people are informed and engaged.
“Catesby Jones has declared war on the Internet sales tax,” Heritage’s Rob Bluey explains. ”As president of the 28-year-old clothing company Peace Frogs, his business relies on Internet purchases to stay profitable. Compliance with the so-called Marketplace Fairness Act could put him out of business — or at least create a regulatory compliance nightmare.”
As Heritage Foundation Founder Ed Feulner has always said, it is better to add and multiply the conservative movement than it it to divide and subtract.
This is why for the last 36 years Heritage has hosted the annual Resource Bank meeting: to bring together conservative leaders and organizations from around the country and around the world. Attendees will talk strategy, share tactics and best practices, and work to strengthen the movement.
This year’s meeting kicks off next Wednesday in Orlando. Highlights include: Continue Reading »
Late last year, while conservatives were still coming to terms with the re-election of President Obama, something remarkable happened in Michigan. A state that is synonymous with Big Labor enacted a right-to-work law.
Governor Rick Snyder (R-MI) and Republican lawmakers had just witnessed the overwhelming rejection of a union-backed measure at the ballot box in November. Fearing the state was losing jobs to states with more friendly business climates — and workers could also lose freedoms in the workplace — they moved swiftly to make Michigan the 24th right-to-work state in America.
Earlier this week, Heritage hosted Michigan businessman and entrepreneur Dick DeVos, a former candidate for governor and a Heritage member. I sat down with him to talk about how it happened and what lessons conservatives can take away from the victory as they make the case for freedom nationally and in states.
During a speech this week calling for tax increases on high earners, President Obama urged listeners to explain on Twitter the importance of not raising taxes on middle-income earners using the #My2K hashtag.
This is an example of Heritage’s quick, creative and innovative ability to reach out to the general public and promote our principled conservative values. Heritage’s Ericka Andersen told the Wall Street Journal that our success is “a matter of getting on the trends as they emerge, rather than getting on them too late.”
President Obama again failed to explain during last night’s debate why his administration for weeks refused to admit the terrorist attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya, was, in fact, a terrorist attack.
The Heritage Foundation’s Helle Dale has put together a chronology of key events since the attack, and we have circulated it to the media to focus attention on this important question.
But while the media are now demanding answers about the Obama administration’s misleading story, the president remains evasive in his response. Continue Reading »