Capital Bell – Glenn Beck got a rousing ovation simply by reading the Constitution.
Mar. 8, 2016
|Good afternoon from Capitol Hill, where federal subsidies and red tape are two of the biggest exports. Today, education researcher Mary Clare Reim asks why universities get to install hot tubs and saunas with taxpayers’ dollars. Data-driven Patrick Tyrrell tells you what small businesses say is overwhelming them. And talk about back to basics: Check out this video of tea party favorite Glenn Beck rocking the CPAC crowd with a founding document.|
|Glenn Beck got a rousing ovation simply by reading the Constitution. His closing speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference brought the crowd to its feet. At a time when Americans are clamoring for a return to constitutional principles, this is a must-see video.|
|What many small businesses call their biggest challenge. Twenty-two percent of small businesses with annual revenues over $10 million identified compliance with government regulations as the biggest challenge they faced over the past 12 months. That’s up from only 4 percent in a similar but smaller survey last year, writes The Heritage Foundation’s Patrick Tyrrell.|
|Why are higher education subsidies going toward lazy river rides? Although the subsidies are concentrated on the students who qualify for them, increases in tuition are passed along to all students who attend a school. Inflated tuition costs may price out students who don’t qualify for subsidies and would prefer to pay for academics but are forced to underwrite Xbox tournaments and wilderness yoga,writes The Heritage Foundation’s Mary Clare Reim.|
|What we’re reading: With increasing threats from abroad like North Korea’s nuclear tests and Iran’s aggression in the Middle East, the U.S. needs to increase its currently waning military strength. According to a budget proposal published by The Heritage Foundation, America can do just that and help to reduce its debt at the same time. Here’s how.|
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