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April 26, 2010 2:53 pm ET filed under Fact Check
The Heritage Foundation has published a so-called list of "fatal flaws" in the financial regulatory bill being considered in the Senate. Unfortunately, by repeating claims that have been already been thoroughly debunked, it is the Heritage Foundation's analysis that is actually flawed. Rather than dealing with the facts, the Heritage Foundation resorts to mimicking conservative wordsmith Frank Luntz, who advised conservative many months ago to label financial reform as a giveaway to Wall Street.
April 23, 2010 4:33 pm ET filed under Blog
April 20, 2010 2:15 pm ET filed under Fact Check
In a blog post on April 20, 2010, the conservative Heritage Foundation repeated the Frank Luntz-inspired lies that Wall Street reform would create a permanent bailout fund and reward creditors of the failed firms. In reality, the bill does NOT reward or bailout firms, but safely dismantles "any failed financial company" that threatens the stability of the entire economy. The costs of dissolving these companies are paid NOT by taxpayers, but by fees levied on financial companies. Additionally, the bill specifically states a failed firm's creditors shall "bear losses."
April 05, 2010 4:42 pm ET filed under Blog
While most in Washington work to protect our security and wean the nation off foreign oil, the Heritage Foundation is attacking such efforts in the name of capitalism.
March 31, 2010 2:06 pm ET filed under Fact Check
On March 31, 2010, the conservative Heritage Foundation attacked President Obama's health care plan for requiring individuals to purchase insurance. In 2003, however, a Heritage Foundation Vice President proposed that very idea while testifying in front of Congress. Additionally, their claim that mandates are "unprecedented" also misses the mark. None other than George Washington signed the Militia Act of 1792, which required a significant percentage of the population to own guns.
March 08, 2010 5:16 pm ET filed under Blog
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January 26, 2010 11:42 am ET filed under Fact Check
During an interview with CNN, Heritage Foundation Senior Fellow Robert Rector falsely claimed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is "not gonna put more jobs back into the economy." In reality, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimates the Recovery Act has already created up to 1.6 million American jobs.
December 08, 2009 11:33 am ET filed under Fact Check
Over the past decade, oil giant Exxon Mobil has paid millions to organizations and "think tanks" in an attempt to deceive the public about the science behind global climate change. It's no surprise that those very same organizations are now doing everything in their power to please their benefactor by drawing attention to the so-called "Climategate" scandal involving hacked emails from the University of East Anglia in England.
December 07, 2009 12:07 pm ET filed under Fact Check
Over the past decade, oil giant Exxon Mobil has paid millions to organizations and "think tanks" in an attempt to deceive the public about the science behind global climate change. Below is a compilation of Exxon Mobil funding accepted by the nation's leading climate change skeptics.
November 23, 2009 3:12 pm ET filed under Fact Check
The Heritage Foundation recently unveiled NoEnergyTax.com. While the website is new, it relies on tired, disproven talking points that deliberately ignore the facts. In reality, clean energy legislation would create jobs in every state and help America become more energy independent, all for less than a quarter a day.
November 09, 2009 11:00 am ET filed under Blog
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October 15, 2009 5:43 pm ET filed under Blog
This is just getting sad.
October 02, 2009 6:16 pm ET filed under Fact Check
On October 1, 2009, the Heritage Foundation falsely claimed Sens. John Kerry and Barbara Boxer's Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act would lead to "10% unemployment through 2020." In reality, an American investment in clean energy technology would create millions of green jobs.
September 24, 2009 3:21 pm ET filed under Blog
Will the Heritage Foundation stand firm in its opposition to subsidies and maintain its conservative principles? Or will it cast its credibility aside in order to appease its donors in the oil industry?