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Stephen Moore

Chief Economist at The Heritage Foundation

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Farmers Deserve Free Markets, Not Handouts

September 12, 2016

Just when it seems federal spending couldn’t get more preposterous, Congress gives us the “cheese bailout.” In order to support dairy farmers, the feds are buying an estimated 11 million pounds of surplus cheese. The cost to taxpayers? About $20 million. Buying cheese that nobody wants is just a small slice of federal risk-related subsidies […]

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Welfare is the new work

August 1, 2016

Two recent news stories highlight how pernicious the welfare state has become in America today. The first was an announcement by the feds that food stamps can be used to have groceries delivered right to a recipient’s door. Service with a smile. The Obama administration says it is too much of a hardship for those […]

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A Trump Economy Beats Clinton’s

July 15, 2016

Certain business leaders and prominent conservatives have denounced Donald Trump’s economic policies and even argued that Hillary Clinton would be a better choice in November. This is hard to fathom. Although we disagree with him on some issues, we have both signed on as economic advisers to Mr. Trump because we are confident in the […]

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There’s Nothing Mythical About Reaganomics

May 5, 2016

What is it with this obsession that liberals have with rewriting the history of the 1980s? Answer: not one bit of what really happened fits the left wing narrative about how things work in the real world. The latest attacks on the Reagan legacy comes from Barack Obama, who is starting to wistfully defend his […]

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Sanders’ Workers’ Paradise Faces Moment of Truth In Collapse of Puerto Rico

April 18, 2016

If you want to see welfare-state socialism in action, go to bankrupt Puerto Rico. ‎Let’s hope Bernie Sanders’ voters are paying attention to what their worker paradise dreams turn into in real life. Puerto Rico is a financial basket base with the island’s $75 billion debt now eclipsing 100% of its output. The government is […]

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