Mike Needham

Posted September 05, 2011

Another hurricane is brewing in the Atlantic and fires rage in Oklahoma and Texas. Meanwhile, all across the country, Americans are working to rebuild after spring floods, summer tornados and Hurricane Irene. Enter the federal government.

Posted August 29, 2011

With fears of a double-dip recession growing, Americans are saving more and spending less. Economic uncertainty and stagnant wages are a bad combination for American families.

Posted August 22, 2011

Later this week, Heritage Action will release our first legislative scorecard, which will show which Members of Congress are saying the right things AND doing the right things. Conversely, those who say one thing and do another will no longer be able to hide. This will be a revealing barometer of a lawmaker’s willingness to fight for principled conservative policies in Congress.

Posted August 15, 2011

Every expansion of big government starts with a lofty, often inspiring goal. Politicians and interest groups identify a problem, and in turn, identify a corresponding government solution. Of course, more often than not, those solutions fail – or even worse, cause further harm.

Posted August 08, 2011

Last week, President Obama played tough, scolding Congress as he tried to pivot the national political narrative to job creation. The President’s pivot, which he’s tried numerous times before, includes a host of excuses like “headwinds” and “uncertainty” but little in the way of real solutions.

Posted July 25, 2011

The outcome of the 2010 elections signaled that our nation's founding principles still resonate with Americans of all stripes. The current struggle over whether and how to raise our nation's debt ceiling is another battle in the long war over what sort of country we leave our children and grandchildren.

Posted July 18, 2011

With everyone in Washington consumed by whether and how to increase our nation’s debt ceiling, the necessity for welfare reform seems oddly absent from the negotiations.

Posted July 11, 2011

With just 1 in 5 Americans having a favorable opinion of Congress, selling the details of any debt deal struck with an upside down President will be hard work for Republican and Democrat leaders alike.

Posted July 04, 2011

Debt ceiling negotiations are intensifying and the rhetoric is heating up. And President Obama’s insistence that we raise taxes to solve our spending problem has paralyzed the debate. It is clear that President Obama has neither the will nor the ideas to lead in this debate or lead this country.

Posted June 27, 2011

"Americans deserve to know where the President stands. Anything less is the height of irresponsibility."

Posted June 27, 2011

"Americans deserve to know where the President stands. Anything less is the height of irresponsibility."

Posted June 19, 2011

Tax increases are unacceptable. If there is to be a debt deal, it should focus on pro-growth policies, not anti-growth tax increases.

Posted June 19, 2011

Tax increases are unacceptable. If there is to be a debt deal, it should focus on pro-growth policies, not anti-growth tax increases.

Posted June 13, 2011

Achieving the American Dream becomes increasingly difficult when that dream is dependent upon bureaucrats and lawmakers in Washington who may or may not have your best interests at heart.

Posted June 13, 2011

Achieving the American Dream becomes increasingly difficult when that dream is dependent upon bureaucrats and lawmakers in Washington who may or may not have your best interests at heart.

Posted June 06, 2011

Whether they're talking about Obamacare, reining in regulation or overhauling our tax code, it's clear they get it on the big issues. However, when called upon to play small ball, many seem to leave their conservative credentials on the bench.

Posted June 06, 2011

Whether they're talking about Obamacare, reining in regulation or overhauling our tax code, it's clear they get it on the big issues. However, when called upon to play small ball, many seem to leave their conservative credentials on the bench.

Posted May 30, 2011

Give former Governor Tim Pawlenty credit for having picked a campaign theme that rises to the level of our nation’s challenges: A Time for Truth.

Posted May 30, 2011

Give former Governor Tim Pawlenty credit for having picked a campaign theme that rises to the level of our nation’s challenges: A Time for Truth.

Posted May 23, 2011

Over the next year, as the Republican primary process plays out, there will be plenty of time for silliness, scoring political points, and mischaracterizations of each candidate’s record. But hidden amongst all the typical nonsense will also be some diamond in the rough moments.