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.


Oct 07, 2016

Putting U.S. Unemployment Numbers in Context – September 2016

This morning, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that the unemployment rate for September 2016 was 5 percent and that the economy added 156,000 jobs. Despite strong job growth in…

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Oct 03, 2016

Corporate Welfare for Solar Companies Results in Wasted Tax Dollars

Washington’s power to pick winners and losers was recently on full display.    The Wall Street Journal…

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Sep 29, 2016

Slowest Economic Recovery Since 1949 (Q2 Final Estimate)

Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce released its third estimate of gross domestic product for the second quarter of 2016, announcing that the U.S. economy expanded at an annual rate…

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Sep 28, 2016

Freedom Partners Statement on Short-Term Continuing Resolution

Arlington, VA – The U.S. Senate today agreed to advance a short-term continuing resolution, which funds the government until December 9 and sets Congress up to consider a massive 2017 spending…

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Sep 26, 2016

Freedom Partners Stands with the National Taxpayers Union on Free Trade

Last week, Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce joined other free market advocacy groups to support free trade by co-signing a letter from the National Taxpayers Union (NTU) to members of Congress…

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Sep 02, 2016

Putting U.S. Unemployment Numbers in Context – August 2016

This morning, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that the unemployment rate for August 2016 was 4.9 percent and that the economy added 151,000 jobs, while the number of…

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Aug 17, 2016

Breaking Down Barriers to Opportunity by “Banning the Box”

Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce urged its business members today to adopt a hiring policy known as “banning the box”—a policy that would “delay the question of whether applicants have a…

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Aug 16, 2016

Freedom Partners Asks Its Members to ‘Ban the Box’

Creating more opportunity for Americans is a top priority for our organization.

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Aug 15, 2016

ICYMI: Weldon Angelos and Mark Holden Discuss Criminal Justice Reform on ‘Morning Joe’

“At the end of the day, the criminal justice system is just another failed big-government program that picks winners and losers, destroys lives [and] destroys families,” said Holden.

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Aug 10, 2016

Why the New Overtime Rule Will Hurt Those it’s Aimed at Helping

The new regulation is drawing criticism from all sides due to the negative impacts it will have on certain workers.

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