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Despite trillions of dollars in fiscal and monetary stimulus aimed at boosting employment and economic growth, America’s weak labor market persists.

The numbers are grim: 10.5 million Americans are unemployed, and labor force participation is near 35-year lows. Meanwhile, the Obama administration has overseen 157 major new regulations, which have cost Americans $73 billion annually.

Rather than throw more money and more government at the problem, House conservatives have proposed the JOBS Act, which Heritage Foundation expert Rachel Greszler says would “boost economic growth and employment by freeing up the labor market, reducing unnecessary and harmful regulations, and unleashing federal lands for productive use.”

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Watch out for Heritage experts on national television and radio this weekend:

  • Tonight at 7:40 p.m. Eastern on Fox Business Network’s Lou Dobbs Tonight, Genevieve Wood will discuss immigration reform.
  • Tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. on the Larry Kudlow Show, President Jim DeMint will discuss his book, “Falling in Love with America Again.”
  • And tomorrow morning on PBS’ To the Contrary, Senior Contributor Genevieve Wood will discuss gender and society, sexual harassment, and “Jesus Feminists.”

Be sure to tune in!

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Not only is President Obama’s proposed budget for 2015 a month late, but it’s also unrealistic, Heritage Foundation experts report. It’s more of the same tax-and-spend liberalism:

  • Spending would go from $3.5 trillion in 2013 to nearly $6 trillion in 2024.
  • Debt borrowed in credit markets (public debt) would grow from $12 trillion in 2013 to $19 trillion in 2024.
  • The national debt, including debt owed to government agencies, would grow from $17.3 trillion today to $25 trillion in 2024.
  • The President’s budget includes about $1 trillion in new spending, partly offset by other spending cuts, and about $1.2 trillion in tax increases.

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While America’s arsenal of nuclear weapons is declining under the 2011 New START agreement, Russia’s stockpile is not. If anything, Russia’s nuclear arsenal is increasing.

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2013 was a busy year for Heritage and the conservative movement. This infographic, published in our new 2013 Annual Report (link in PDF), offers a quick look at our accomplishments.

Heritage in 2013 by the Numbers

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