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What is The Heritage Foundation Doing?


Our Center for Data Analysis is finishing a study on the economic impacts of the proposed energy tax currently being considered by Congress, aka “Cap and Trade” legislation, and the preliminary results are in:


It would shrink the national economy by $7.4 trillion by 2035.

It would eliminate millions of jobs without replacing them with so-called “green jobs.”

It would increase your electricity bill by 90% and your gasoline prices by 74%, so that the average household energy bill would increase by $1,500 per year.

And, even if you accept all the science from the International Panel on Climate Change, the legislation would only lower the temperature by .1-.2 degrees C by 2100. Put another way, this legislation is all economic pain for NO environmental gain.

The Economic Impact of Waxman-Markey

'Cap and Trade Is A Tax and It's a Great Big One'


Analyzing the Social Security and Medicare Trustees Report:

2009 Social Security Trustees Report Continues to Show the Urgency of Reform

Time to Get Serious (Again) About Medicare Reform



Does Universal Preschool Improve Learning? Lessons from Georgia and Oklahoma

How Members of the 111th Congress Practice Private School Choice


Health Care:

Coverage Issues in Health Reform

Why a New Public Plan Will Not Improve American Health Care


Tax Policy:

Obama International Tax Plan Would Weaken Global Competitiveness

The Rich Pay More Taxes: Top 20 Percent Pay Record Share of Income Taxes


Budget Chart Book – Visualize the Spending: http://www.heritage.org/research/features/BudgetChartBook/




In addition to this research, our analysts post quick hits on our blog, The Foundry.


And, Heritage promotes work across the conservative movement at our Insider Online website.


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Tea Party Takeaway


Many people have asked “what’s next” after the Tea Parties. Becoming an educated and engaged citizen who will write letters to the editor and call their elected official about important issues is the simplest way to carry the spirit of the Tea Party forward.


You can also volunteer your time and money to an organization or elected official you believe shares your values.


You can join Facebook or Twitter to take part in the online conversation.


Or, maybe you want to do even more. Does anyone report what’s happening at your local city council or county commission meetings from a conservative perspective?


If you are willing to show up at those monthly meetings and write an online article about it, you can start your own blog. If you have a computer and an Internet connection, this will cost you nothing more than your time. Sites like www.wordpress.com and www.blogger.com will host it for free. Just type “how to start blogging” into www.google.com and pick a link to get started. Once you are up and running, then just e-mail your blog link to your friends and family, and you will have an instant audience.


There’s a good chance no one else is doing this in your community. Establishing a local ‘niche’ will bring your audience back, so you can also help educate them about other state and national issues that are important to you.



Please do not hesitate to contact me if I can ever be of assistance to you.


Mark Kelly
Strategic Policy Outreach Manager
Coalition Relations
The Heritage Foundation