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.


Jun 07, 2017

Statement on DOL Withdraw from Obama Joint Employer Guidance

Arlington, VA – Department of Labor (DOL) Secretary Alexander Acosta will withdraw the Obama administration’s informal guidance for independent contractors and joint employment, in effect rolling back the 2015 mandate making it…

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Jun 07, 2017

Freedom Partners Applauds Attorney General Sessions for Curbing DOJ Political Shakedowns

Arlington, VA — In a new memo today, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions reversed an Obama-era practice of forcing businesses to line the pockets of allied third-party organizations as a…

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Apr 28, 2017

Border Adjustment Tax “Probably Dead” — White House Confirms Harmful Tax Not Part of Tax Reform Efforts

The U.S. Senate’s second ranking Republican says the proposed Border Adjustment TX (B.A.T.) – or 20-percent tax on imported goods proposed by Congress in order to pay for…

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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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