Discouraging Retirement Savings Is No Way to Reduce the Federal Deficit

It’s a fact that runaway spending, not lack of revenue, is the cause of long-term federal deficits. Still, some continue to push for higher taxes to solve the problem. A favorite tool of would-be revenue raisers is to eliminate “tax expenditures”—revenue the federal government “forgoes,” they say, due to tax preferences given to priorities like […]

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Iran Seeks Israel Defense Forces Military Gear; Sale Thwarted

Despite their open hostility to Israel, Iranian officials recently tried to purchase military equipment formerly owned by the Jewish state, Spanish officials have reported. A group of five Spanish businessmen and three Iranians were arrested in Spain as the former attempted to sell the latter nine Bell-112 military transport helicopters formerly used by Israel. Police […]

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Rep. Allen West on What America’s Armed Forces Need

Representative Allen West (R–FL) said in a speech today that funding America’s Armed Forces is the No. 1 responsibility of the federal government. Without the protection they provide, America would cease to exist. West spoke at The Heritage Foundation, delivering the closing address for “Protect America Month.” In keeping with the month’s theme, West spoke […]

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