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The Heritage Foundation announced Thursday that U.S. Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) will become the next president of the organization. He takes over for Edwin J. Feulner, the man who first envisioned the think tank in 1973 and has led it as president for the past 36 years.
According to the Heritage Foundation’s own website,
Under his leadership, Heritage helped launch missile defense under President Ronald Reagan and welfare reform under President Bill Clinton and Speaker Newt Gingrich. During the past four years, Heritage has led a principled fight against Obamacare and has taken a lead in advancing the case for entitlement reform.
The American Conservative Union’s Al Al Cardenas congratulated Senator DeMint:
With a lifetime ACU Rating of over 97%, Senator Jim DeMint has been an indispensable conservative leader in the Senate and we look forward to continuing to work with him to advance the important cause of liberty and limited government.
Whether the issue has been preserving our economic freedom, standing up for the rights of the unborn or preserving American exceptionalism and protecting our national security, Jim DeMint has been there for conservatives and the American people.
I also congratulate and thank Dr. Ed Feulner who has spent a lifetime as a giant in the conservative movement and wish him well as he remains an important intellectual leader at Heritage.”
Our liberal Democrat friends have been selling our parents and seniors down the river. They are lying to the American people about the Republicans’ commitment to Medicare reform and the liberal assault on conservative reform continues.
The following was posted by the group Heritage Action for America. We thank them for allowing us to repost:
By Ashe Schow
President Obama and his big-government allies would rather mislead the American people and make a campaign issue out of entitlement reform than actually rolling up their sleeves and contributing to the discussion.
Liberal campaign organizations are spending millions in order to paint the Ryan Budget as “an end to Medicare.” The DCCC has launched a campaign with the slogan, “VOTE REPUBLICAN – END MEDICARE.”
This is simply not true.
Unfortunately, these misleading slogans have worked to scare some of those currently on Medicare and those about to reach 65. The truth is that the House budget exempts current and near-retirees from these reforms. Under the Ryan Budget, those currently over 55 would be exempt from any changes to their Medicare benefits. Those under 55 have at least a decade to prepare for the changes.
Medicare Trustees are reporting that Medicare costs will continue to grow substantially and that the hospital insurance trust fund will become insolvent in the year 2024. If changes aren’t made to the program now, then benefits would automatically be scaled back, allowing the program to limp along.
What are the actual changes proposed in the Ryan Budget?
Liberals would have seniors believe that the Ryan Budget eliminates Medicare by handing out vouchers for a small amount and will force seniors to pay out-of-pocket for their health care. This is not true.
Under the Ryan Budget, seniors would be able to choose health plans and the government would contribute adequate support to the premium cost of the plan they choose. These plans would be tightly regulated to ensure quality and would resemble the system that Members of Congress and federal employees and retirees enjoy.
The truth is that what’s being blasted throughout the media by the left is nothing more than scare tactics and spin
Liberals are hiding from the fact that they have no ideas on how to reform entitlements and no desire to reduce spending. Their idea of entitlement reform is to punish doctors and empower bureaucrats, who would have the power to lower provider payments which would lead to a lower quality of care.
President Obama’s own budget listed immediate, deep cuts to Medicare without any reform to the system, yet somehow he has the nerve to attack the Republican budget?
Our country can’t solve its problems if every time someone steps up and tries to address a concern they are attacked with lies and demagoguery. Washington needs to STOP political attacks based on reelection goals and START getting serious about restoring America’s prosperity and future.
Editor’s Notes: Your blogger believes that President Obama and the Democrats like the “Bill Clinton” strategy. That is if you tell a lie often enough, people begin to believe it. It then becomes “the truth”, at least in the eyes of the media.
Sadly, so many voters in this once proud nation believe every thing the liberal (old) media says, that it is hard to over come such hogwash.
Please do what you can to tell your friends and neighbors, Facebook friends, and Twitter followers to not believe these lies. Keep up with conservative groups like Heritage Action and take action when called upon.
It’s our America, too and we can take it back, or let THEM keep it!
All bolding, indents, and underlining are done by your blogger and not by the author.
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Recently, the Republican Study Committee, lead by Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio-4) sent a letter to U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio-8), urging him to keep a key Republican promise to cut $100 billion in non-defense spending for fiscal year 2011. It is the platform that almost all Republicans ran on during the midterms.
Heritage Action for America (and their North Carolina Chapter) sent out special kudos to Representatives Renee Ellmers, Virginia Foxx and Patrick McHenry for signing the letter and committing to spending cuts. (McHenry’s website appeared to be down at the time of this posting.)
According to Jessica Anderson, State Director for Heritage Action NC:
We need to be holding our candidates accountable for what they said on the campaign trail and their actions need to reflect their promises.