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The Future of America Is at Stake

Our government’s inability to get a handle on runaway spending and debt is THIS generation’s problem. And we may never get another chance to put America back on the right course.

Already, we are living through the shame of being publicly lectured by our Communist Chinese creditors. America is on the verge of becoming a country in decline—economically stagnant and permanently debt-bound, heavily regulated and bureaucratic, less self-governing, and less free.

But this doesn’t have to be our future.

We can get spending under control, balance the budget, shrink our debt, and limit the size of government. We can turn the tide and change our nation’s course. Saving the American Dream is The Heritage Foundation’s plan to do just that. If followed, the recommendations in this document will:

  • Balance the nation’s budget within a decade—and keep it balanced
  • Reduce the debt
  • Eliminate government-mandated health care
  • Fully fund our national defense
  • Encourage Americans to become more fiscally responsible themselves
  • Redesign our entire tax system
  • Reduce the size and scope of the federal government
  • Increase the role of the states in choosing their own practices

These steps are crucial to putting our nation back on the right track—to build an America where freedom, opportunity, prosperity, and civil society flourish.

Remember, we have been at the brink before . . . and each and every time, the American people arose to seize the moment and do what it took to get the job done.

In 1776 we were told that no upstart colonists could defeat the strongest nation in the world, we decided to change the course of history.

In 1860 we were told the Union could not hold and that America was over, yet we brought forth a new birth of freedom.

In 1980 we were told that the American century was at an end, yet we launched a great economic expansion, rebuilt our military, and revived our national spirit.

Hard times demand tough choices. The future of our nation is at stake. Will you join us?

Using the form at the left, you can join more than 710,000 conservatives in the fight against runaway spending and fiscal irresponsibility. Join The Heritage Foundation today.

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