August 17, 2010
Washington, D.C., Aug. 17, 2010–The Heritage Foundation today released “Solutions for America,” a comprehensive policy agenda addressing the nation’s most pressing and ingrained problems.
Compiled by experts at Heritage, the leading conservative think tank, the guidebook outlines critical challenges on 23 policy fronts and makes 128 specific recommendations for Congress to confront and overcome these obstacles. Among them:
“All the recommendations in ‘Solutions’ have one thing in common. They would return power to the people. And, collectively, they will put America back on the track to prosperity and greatness,” Heritage President Edwin J. Feulner said.
“These policy prescriptions are bold, but they’re also politically viable,” Feulner noted. “Poll after poll reveals majorities of Americans embrace proposals to nurture free enterprise, limit government, protect individual freedom, preserve traditional American values and provide a strong national defense.”
Available at www.heritage.org/solutions, the 48-page downloadable booklet outlines proposals designed to get federal spending under control; reform the tax code; reduce unnecessary and duplicative red tape; repeal Obamacare and “get health reform right”; meet national energy and environmental needs; improve homeland security, and deter the threat of nuclear weapons.
Specific recommendations also include:
“Responding to problems with lavish spending has always been popular in Washington. Lately, it’s become their only answer,” Feulner said. “Our answers start from a very different place: real reform.”
The Heritage Foundation is the nation’s most broadly supported public policy research institute, with more than 684,000 donors. To hear an audio podcast on “Solutions for America” with Heritage’s Mike Franc, go here.