Combating Corporate Welfare

Corporate welfare is one of the greatest threats to a fair and free economy.

When the government picks winners and losers and awards favors to politically connected businesses, it undermines competition and gives politicians and businesspeople an incentive to engage in corruption and kickbacks.

Ending this broken system will lead to economic progress and increasing prosperity that benefits everyone.


Jan 04, 2017

President-Elect Trump is Right to Oppose the Ex-Im Bank

The Washington Times recently reported that President-elect Trump could end the Export Import Bank (Ex-Im). This would be fitting since he campaigned on the principle of ending special treatment for…

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Dec 05, 2016

Ex-Im Rider Would be an Early Christmas for Lobbyists and Special Interests

Obama Administration Trying to Unleash Billions in Corporate Welfare Before Next President Takes Office Arlington, VA – With government funding set to expire at the end of this week, Congress is currently working…

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Nov 21, 2016

Congress is Right About Protecting Taxpayers in Lame Duck, Addressing Key Issues In 2017

Freedom Partners, Americans for Prosperity, and Coalition Allies Identify Main Priorities for Working With New Congress and Administration With the regular budget and appropriations process falling apart this year, Congress again needed…

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Nov 15, 2016

Congress Must Say “No” to Lifting the Earmark Ban

Arlington, VA — Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives will reportedly vote tomorrow on whether to change the House rules in order to lift the congressional ban on earmarks, which was…

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Nov 15, 2016

New E-Mails Reveal Ex-Im Bank Cronyism at its Worst

Clinton Allies Manipulated Ex-Im as Slush Fund to Leverage Political Connections and Reward Donors Newly released e-mails in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request reveal an intimate…

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Nov 08, 2016

Freedom Partners Congratulates Candidates Who Presented a Positive Vision for a Brighter Future

Arlington, VA — Freedom Partners Chairman Mark Holden issued the following statement on the 2016 election congratulating all the candidates who presented a positive vision to address the serious issues facing the country…

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Nov 08, 2016

Cronyism Watch: Export-Import Bank

The Export-Import Bank is back in the news, and it’s not good news. Ex-Im watcher Timothy P. Carney of the Washington Examiner recently reported that “Three top President Obama…

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Nov 01, 2016

Tax Extenders: Corporate Welfare for Energy Companies

EXPIRING CORPORATE WELFARE: LET IT DIE Dozens of special-interest tax giveaways are set to expire on December 31. But these provisions, which some in Congress want to extend, are nothing but…

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Oct 27, 2016

Billions of Dollars in Tax Giveaways Are Expiring – Let Them

Congress has the opportunity to give taxpayers a holiday season gift this year-billions of dollars in savings—and all without doing a thing. At the end of the year, dozens of…

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Oct 18, 2016

Congress Should End Corporate Welfare for Biodiesel

It’s no secret that America’s tax code is riddled with carve-outs for special interests. But now we’re also learning that such corporate welfare allows fraud to flourish—at…

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