Issue Brief posted April 17, 2014
Paycheck Fairness Act Would Reduce Pay and Flexibility in the Workplace
In the name of protecting women from discrimination, the Paycheck Fairness Act (PFA) would allow employees to sue businesses that pay different workers different wages—even if those differences have nothing to do with the employees’ sex. These lawsuits can be brought for unlimited damages, giving a windfall to trial lawyers.
Any financial benefits they reap, however,…
First Principles Series Report posted April 17, 2014
The Second Amendment and the Inalienable Right to Self-Defense
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
Modern debates about the meaning of the Second Amendment have focused on whether it protects a private right of individuals to keep and bear arms or a right that can be exercised only through militia…
Infographic Created on April 17, 2014
Obama greatly understated deficits in his budget
DOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic. Read the original report, "CBO Report Shows President’s Budget Relies on Rosy Economic Assumptions." When President Obama released his budget in March, he projected annual deficits would remain under $600 billion. However, in a new report, the Congressional Budget Office sees deficits reaching $800 billion, with a…