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Thursday December 18th 2014



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The War on Poverty After 50 Years

The War on Poverty After 50 Years

ROBERT RECTOR, RACHEL SHEFFIELD, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Abstract In his January 1964 State of the Union address, President Lyndon Johnson proclaimed, “This administration today, here and now, declares unconditional war on poverty in America.” In the 50 years since that time, U.S. taxpayers have spent over $22 trillion on anti-poverty [...]

New Preschool Spending an Unnecessary Burden on American Taxpayers

New Preschool Spending an Unnecessary Burden on American Taxpayers

LINDSEY BURKE, RACHEL SHEFFIELD, HERITAGE FOUNDATION President Obama has proposed spending $75 billion over the next 10 years to create a new federally funded preschool initiative. His fiscal year (FY) 2015 budget proposes spending billions to expand access to “high quality preschool” for every four-year-old child in the country. Legislative [...]

Lee Introduces Plan to Reform Welfare

Lee Introduces Plan to Reform Welfare

RACHEL SHEFFIELD, HERITAGE.ORG Sen. Mike Lee (R–UT) introduced legislation last week to make welfare meet needs more constructively while exercising fiscal responsibility. His new bill—whose House companion will be introduced by Rep. Jim Jordan (R–OH)—does three important things: Gets welfare spending under control. Welfare [...]

Common Core National Standards and Tests: Empty Promises and Increased Federal Overreach Into Education

Common Core National Standards and Tests: Empty Promises and Increased Federal Overreach Into Education

Heritage Foundation, Special Report # 141 on Education By Lindsey Burke, Brittany Corona, Jennifer A. Marshall, Rachel Sheffield, Sandra Stotsky Americans who cherish limited government must be constantly vigilant of pushes to centralize various aspects of our lives. Government intervention is a zero-sum game; every act of centralization [...]

Welfare Spending at All-Time High…and Growing

Welfare Spending at All-Time High…and Growing

Robert Rector, Rachel Sheffeld, Heritage Foundation Welfare spending has hit a stunning, all-time high. A new Congressional Research Service report confirms what research here at The Heritage Foundation has shown: The government’s means-tested welfare programs now cost taxpayers roughly $1 trillion a year. (This figure does not include either [...]

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