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DeMint: GOP Can Repeal Obamacare

Greg Corombos, WND

GOP-E leaders recently vowed to work for massive reforms within OCare's existing structure but all but gave up on repeal. Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint said that’s not good enough, and he believes the party can unite around a strategy that still includes repeal.

What I Told The Heritage Foundation

By Richard A. Viguerie, Author & CHQ Chairman

Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint is the de facto leader of the conservative movement because he understands that, while the establishment media and big-government Republicans have done a good job of blaming conservatives for Republican losses, the reality is voters consistently reject big-government, content-free Republicans. The GOP only wins when it draws a clear contrast with the secular liberal big government worldview of the Democrats.

Gosnell Movie: Confront Evil: Expose It

Jim DeMint, Heritage Foundation Blog

The most prolific serial killer didn’t put on a mask, or send cryptic letters to papers. He opened an office and let his victims come to him. He kept babies' feet as trophies. We cannot fight evil in this world without staring it in the face.

Tax Dodge: Panel Urges Public to Thwart IRS Effort to Torpedo Conservative Groups

Haley Halverson and Ken McIntyre, Heritage Foundation Blog

The IRS overstepped legal boundaries -- and then some. “These people don’t want transparency -- they want a target list.”

Inside the IRS Corruption Scandal

Amy Payne, Heritage Foundation Blog

“What is clear from these hearings and the other evidence that has surfaced over the past eight months is that the First Amendment rights of Americans are under assault.”

DeMint: R's Had Little Choice on Debt Vote

Sandy Fitzgerald, Newsmax

Jim DeMint believes R's did the only thing they thought they could do. "Repub. leaders have figured out that they either give Obama all the money and debt he wants or he's going to close the gov't down and blame it on them."

Study: America's Economic Freedom Evaporating

J.D. Tuccille, Reason.com

The US slipped out of the top ten to #12 on the Heritage Foundation's Index of Economic Freedom. The U.S. is the only country to have recorded a loss of economic freedom each of the past 7 years. The overall U.S. score decline is the 4th worst drop among advanced economies. 

How EPA Plans to Kill Jobs, Cut Income

Amy Payne, Heritage Foundation Blog

Obama’s EPA is pushing new regulations on power plants that will kill jobs, jack up your energy costs, and even end up reducing families’ income because of the impact on the prices of everything you buy.

Raising Min. Wage Would Hurt Unemployed

Ed Feulner, Heritage Foundation Blog

Several states and municipalities approved local minimum wage hikes, and there's a Congressional proposal to raise it from $7.25 to $10.10 per hour over the next 2 years. It's very bad for the economy as a whole, and for the low-wage workers it is supposed to help.<

Conservatives Oppose Ryan Budget Deal

Alex Pappas, Daily Caller

Americans for Prosperity said that lawmakers should oppose any budget deal that violates the $967 billion spending cap for '14 mandated by sequestration. They join the Heritage Foundation in opposing the budget deal be hammered out by Rep. Paul Ryan (R) and Sen. Patty Murray (D).

Congress Eyes Christmas Tree Tax

Cheryl K. Chumley, The Washington Times

“A 15-cent tax may not seem like much,” said Daren Bakst of the Heritage Foundation. “However, taxes are a death by a thousand cuts. One of those cuts shouldn’t come from the Christmas tree. One way to actually hurt the image of the Christmas tree is to make it a symbol of taxation during the holiday season.”

What's Behind DeMint-McConnell Feud

Jonathan Strong, National Review Online

A huge fight is a long time coming. Why? Mitch McConnell is a massive obstacle to the constitutional government DeMint has championed for decades.

OCare's Min. Wage Hike=Job Killer

Patrick Howley, Daily Caller

Obamacare’s employer mandate, which requires businesses to provide health coverage to full-time workers, raises the cost of employing a single person by $2.24 per hour. Job cuts and downsizing can be expected, according to a significant new report by the Heritage Foundation.

MLee: What's Next for Conservatives

Allahpundit, Hot Air

It’s not about RINOs versus conservatives; it’s about fashioning a policy agenda for the party that’ll attract enough people from both sides that we’ll all stop caring so much about RINO/tea party distinctions.

Big Business Wants A Divided GOP – You Can Stop Them

Big Business keeps the Republican establishment alive with its tons of money, even though everyone can see that what’s happening in Washington – the spending and the growth of government – is unsustainable. The limited government conservative grassroots must take a stand against it.

DeMint Won't Back Down on OCare

Jim DeMint, Wall Street Journal

"Fighting a law that is unfair, unworkable and unaffordable is reasonable and necessary," wrote DeMint.

Heritage Pans New GOP Fiscal Plan

Todd Beamon, Newsmax

"Unfortunately, the proposed deal will do nothing to stop Obamacare’s massive new entitlements from taking root — radically changing the nature of American healthcare," Heritage Action (lobbying arm of Heritage Foundation) said.

DeMint to Obama: Stop OCare Pain

Jim DeMint, Heritage Foundry Blog

In a letter to Obama, Heritage Foundation president Jim DeMint shares real stories of suffering and writes, "...the [Obamacare] law should be fully repealed, but at minimum, both sides should agree not to fund the law for one year—a “time-out” that would halt the law’s most harmful effects before they start."

Heritage: FOCUS on OBAMACARE

Alexis Levinson, Daily Caller

'The only acceptable way out of this is some deal that funds the federal government without funding Obamacare.'

Common Core Public Hearings Scheduled In Florida

If you are a Florida resident and “common core” makes you see red, then attend one of the public meetings in Florida on "common core" and wear red to show your support for the Florida Family Policy Council’s campaign to defeat “Obamacore.”