Justin Haskins (Jhaskins@heartland.org) is the executive editor and a research fellow at The Heartland Institute, a nonpartisan free-market think tank.

My Articles

January 11, 2019, 2:10 PM EST
An aide for Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), the latest prominent Democrat to announce plans to form a presidential exploratory committee, says Warren supports Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-NY) “Green New Deal,” further elevating the status of the plan at the highest levels of the Democratic Party. In expressing her support for the plan, Warren joins Sens. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) and Cory Booker (D-NJ), both of whom have expressed interest in running for president in 2020.
December 4, 2018, 3:08 PM EST
Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who will represent New York in Congress in January, has once again proven she’s more interested in misleading Americans about single-payer health care than having an honest debate that’s based on the facts.
October 12, 2018, 10:22 AM EDT
In an effort to force corporations to pay higher wages to their lower-income employees, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) introduced legislation earlier in September that would require employers with 500 employees or more to pay a tax equal to the amount of federal benefits received by their employees. The legislation, titled the “Stop Bad Employers by Zeroing Out Subsidies (BEZOS) Act,” would apply to employers who have employees enrolled in various welfare programs, including Medicaid, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and the federal free and reduced lunch plan.