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.

Mar 21, 2017

Barron’s: “Kill the Border Tax Before it Kills Us”

The tax code is “littered with hundreds of preferences and subsidies that pick winners and losers” and “direct resources to politically favored interests,” says the “Better Way” statement for tax reform authored…

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Mar 17, 2017

Border Adjustment Tax Threatens American Manufacturers with Complexity, Disruptions to Supply Chain

United States manufacturing on its own would be the ninth biggest economy in the world. But the proposed Border Adjustment Tax (BAT) – which would impose a new 20 percent import tax on…

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Mar 16, 2017

White House Action on CAFE Standards Protects Middle-Class Americans & the Economy

Arlington, VA – President Trump yesterday announced that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) will be reviewing the regulation setting Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions and national Corporate…

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Mar 15, 2017

Fed Chair Undercuts Key Argument for Middle-Class Tax: “It’s very uncertain exactly what would happen to the dollar” with a border adjustment tax plan

Janet Yellen, Chair of the Federal Reserve, once again today raised doubts about claims that a proposed trillion-dollar Border Adjustment Tax (BAT) would increase the value of the dollar enough to…

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Mar 14, 2017

Freedom Partners Applauds President Trump For Signing New Executive Order Holding Federal Agencies Accountable

Arlington, VA – On Monday, President Trump signed an executive order calling on federal agencies to submit reorganization plans to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) within 180 days outlining how to…

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Mar 14, 2017

Lawmaker Tracker: Split Deepens Over Trillion-Dollar Border Adjustment Tax On The Middle Class

Pro-growth, comprehensive tax reform is badly needed, but one major sticking point facing mounting opposition in the Senate is the Border Adjustment Tax (BAT), which is included in a tax reform…

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Mar 10, 2017

Putting U.S. Employment Numbers in Context – February 2017

This morning, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that the unemployment rate for February 2017 was 4.7 percent and that the economy added 235,000 jobs. Today marks the second…

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Mar 09, 2017

Border Adjustment: Myth Vs. Fact

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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Mar 08, 2017

Sen. Flake on Tax Reform: “We ought to make sure that the middle class isn’t in the losing column”

President Trump promised Americans pro-growth tax reform, and with it much-needed lower rates for both businesses and the middle class. But, many could be in for more than they bargained…

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Mar 03, 2017

Holtz-Eakin: Trillion-Dollar Tax on Consumers Is Unnecessary for Pro-Growth Tax Reform

Arlington, VA – Economist and “border adjustment” tax advocate Doug Holtz-Eakin today told CNBC that comprehensive tax reform to spur economic growth and investment “can happen with or without the adjustment at…

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