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 20, 2018

Every American Stands to Lose Under Unprecedented Gas Tax Increase

Pain at the pump felt greatest in Pennsylvania, California, Washington, Hawaii, New York, Michigan, Indiana, Florida, Connecticut and New Jersey Arlington, VA – Recent proposals to increase federal fuel taxes by as much…

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Feb 15, 2018

Secretary Chao: ‘Very Regressive’ Gas Tax Will ‘Impact on the Most Vulnerable Within Our Society’

President Trump yesterday “endorsed a 25-cent gas tax hike to pay for infrastructure,” according to reports. But the increase, which would mark the largest increase in the history of the gas…

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Feb 14, 2018

Freedom Partners & AFP: No Gas Tax Increase

Arlington, VA – Responding to an Axios report that President Trump today “endorsed a 25-cent gas tax hike to pay for infrastructure,” Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce and Americans for Prosperity repeated…

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Feb 07, 2018

Budget ‘Deal’ Riddled with Overspending & Corporate Welfare is a Betrayal of American Taxpayers, Would Be Massive Failure After Historic Tax Reform

Arlington, VA — Americans for Prosperity, Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce, The LIBRE Initiative, Generation Opportunity and Concerned Veterans for American today issued a letter to congressional leaders announcing their opposition to a…

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Feb 06, 2018

Congress Should Continue to Resist Efforts to Undermine Historic Tax Reform by Adding Corporate Welfare to Government Spending Bill

Expired Tax Carve Outs for Special Interests Threaten Simpler, Fairer & More Competitive Tax Code Arlington, VA — As Congress debates the details of must-pass spending legislation this week, Freedom Partners Chamber…

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Feb 05, 2018

Tax Reform Keeps Working: Lowe’s, Hostess Brands, Cigna, UPS & Best Buy Reward Workers – Exxon to Invest Additional $35 Billion in U.S.

The Department of Labor issued a report last week announcing historically low unemployment levels helping to fuel some of the highest worker wages in nearly a decade. But these figures only account…

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Feb 05, 2018

VIDEO | It’s Working in Ohio: Higher Wages, More Jobs, Greater Opportunity

“We’re going to cut taxes for the middle class, make the tax code simpler and more fair for everyday Americans, and we are going to bring back the jobs and wealth…

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Feb 02, 2018

A Once Bankrupt Company, Hostess Brands Rises to Award Thousand-Dollar Employee Bonuses – Crediting Tax Reform Claire McCaskill Tried to Stop

Arlington, VA — Kansas City-based Hostess Brands Inc. is providing its employees one-time payments of $1,250, comprised of a $750 cash bonus and $500 in the form of a 401…

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Feb 02, 2018

Putting U.S. Employment Numbers in Context – January 2018

This morning, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that the unemployment rate for January 2017 remained at 4.1 percent and that the economy gained 200,000 jobs. Today marks the…

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Feb 01, 2018

Stronger Economic Outlook Suggests Workers May Rejoin the Labor Force

Each month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) releases a look at how the U.S. workforce changed over the previous month. Periodically, these releases will show that the unemployment rate increased…

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