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.


Aug 18, 2017

Sen. Manchin: ‘We Need a Competitive Global Tax Rate’

Our broken tax system is rigged to favor well-connected special interests at the expense of everyone else. The tax code is a Swiss cheese of carve outs, loopholes and corporate welfare…

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Aug 17, 2017

Regulations Cost Americans More Than Taxes

Talk about sticker shock! This year, the Treasury Department collected an all-time high in federal individual income tax collections. In fact, American taxpayers and corporations have paid $1.85 trillion in…

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Aug 17, 2017

Senator Nelson’s Chance to Put Words Into Action

It’s been more than thirty years since Congress last overhauled our tax laws, and in the decades since the tax code has become a complicated mess. Over 70 percent of Americans…

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Aug 17, 2017

Bold Leadership for a Simpler, Fairer Tax Code

Arlington, VA – To mark 31-years after the 1986 tax reform package President Ronald Reagan signed into law, House Ways & Means Chairman Kevin Brady, joined by Representatives Peter Roskam, David Schweikert…

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Aug 15, 2017

Sen. McCaskill: U.S. Tax Code “Broken and Needs Reform”

It’s been more than thirty years since Congress last overhauled our tax laws, and in the decades since the tax code has become a complicated mess. Over 70 percent of Americans…

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Aug 14, 2017

Sec. Mnuchin: Un-rigging the Tax Code Will Provide Trillions of Dollars in Revenue & Spur Economic Growth

An anemic 2-percent economic growth. This was the economic reality Americans were dealt under the Obama administration’s tangled web of federal regulations and broken tax system, which rigs our economy…

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Aug 11, 2017

Passing Historic Tax Reform Becomes Much More Difficult if Congress Doesn’t Act in 2017

Americans deserve a simplified, fairer and flatter tax code, but if Republicans are unable to galvanize around a positive vision for tax reform before the end of the year, making historic reforms…

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Aug 10, 2017

Sec. Mnuchin: Everyone, Republican or Democrat, Understands Tax Reform is Good for Jobs

Tax reform is good for job growth, and everyone knows it. That’s what Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin was saying at an event hosted by Freedom Partners and Americans for Prosperity (AFP…

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Aug 08, 2017

Sec. Mnuchin: Tax Reform is About Creating Jobs, Wage Growth & Making America Competitive

Tax Reform will create opportunities for all Americans through job creation, wage growth and a simplified tax code that strengthens American competition while opening the door for investments. At a tax reform…

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Aug 08, 2017

Sec. Mnuchin: Tax Reform is Critical to Economic Growth & Un-rigging the Economy for All Americans

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin recently sat down with Americans for Prosperity President Tim Phillips to discuss comprehensive tax reform and how it can un-rig the economy, as well as help bring…

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