Expanding Opportunity

Often, under the guise of helping people, politicians and bureaucrats have erected countless barriers that prevent people—especially the least fortunate—from pursuing and achieving their dreams.

The examples are almost endless. These include:

  • an education system that fails to prepare students for participation in the 21st century global economy
  • a criminal justice system that disproportionately affects the poor and minorities
  • poverty-inducing regulations that prevent people from starting businesses or getting good jobs, and
  • a broken tax code that impedes growth

These and other barriers often trap entire communities in generational poverty and dependency. Breaking down these barriers should be one of policymakers' top priorities.


Feb 16, 2017

Tom Cotton Dismantles the Border Adjustment Tax

“Some ideas are so stupid, only an intellectual could believe them.” Senator Tom Cotton spoke yesterday night on the floor of the senate on his opposition to the border adjustment tax. He…

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Feb 15, 2017

Jim Cramer on the “Regressive,” Trillion-Dollar Border Adjustment Tax on American consumers

Jim Cramer hits the nail on the head on the Border Adjustment Tax calling it a “regressive tax,” and that it will hurt people. Watch the full clip below…

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Feb 15, 2017

“Border Adjustment” Tax Facing Trouble in the Senate

Bi-partisan Concern Over Unprecedented Trillion-Dollar Tax On Consumers House leaders are proposing a sweeping tax reform package to lower rates across the board. This bold effort should be applauded. But…

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Feb 15, 2017

Looking Back on Obama’s Economic Legacy

To ensure a better future, we must learn from the past. And, what better time than now, in the infancy of Trump’s presidency, to look back on the mistakes of the…

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Feb 07, 2017

Freedom Partners Congratulates Betsy DeVos On Her Confirmation As Education Secretary

Arlington, VA – The Senate’s confirmation of Betsy DeVos today is an important step forward towards giving all children access to a quality education. Freedom Partners Executive Vice President James Davis issued…

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Feb 03, 2017

Trillion-Dollar “Border Adjustment” Tax Increase Is Bad Politics, Even Worse Policy For American Consumers & The Economy

There are many components of pro-growth tax reform on which fiscal conservatives and free-market advocates can agree. Lowering rates across the board, broadening the base, and a simpler and flatter…

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Feb 03, 2017

Putting U.S. Unemployment Numbers in Context – January 2017

This morning, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that the unemployment rate for January 2017 was 4.8 percent and that the economy added 227,000 jobs. Added jobs are encouraging…

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Feb 02, 2017

Time to Scrap the Border Tax Idea

Tax reform must be a critical part of getting our economy growing. And a plan being advanced by House Republicans has many excellent features that will do just that, including lowering the…

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Feb 01, 2017

Congress Should Work Through As Many CRA Votes As Possible

Arlington, VA – The House of Representatives today is considering two measures under the Congressional Review Act in an effort to begin addressing the Obama regulatory state. After more than 600 major rules…

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Jan 30, 2017

Statement On Executive Order To Protect Americans From Harmful Federal Mandates & Control Costs

Arlington, VA – President Trump today signed a new executive order requiring that for every new federal regulation implemented, two must be rescinded. The order also stipulates important cost caps and transparency guidelines…

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