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.


Dec 01, 2015

Freedom Partners Statement on Congressional Disapproval of EPA Regulations

Arlington, VA – The U.S. House of Representatives today agreed to a Senate resolution providing for congressional disapproval of President Obama’s attempt to implement harmful EPA regulations that will drastically increase…

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Nov 23, 2015

Tax Extenders: An Ill-Conceived Washington Tradition

Congress will soon consider a package of tax extenders that mostly helps the wealthy and well-connected.  Freedom Partners President Marc Short and Senior Policy Adviser Andy Koenig explain why that’s…

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Nov 17, 2015

NLRB Franchise Ruling Threatens Employers, Large and Small

Earlier this year, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) handed down a 3-2 ruling that could spell disaster for the franchise industry, and any other businesses that rely on contract work…

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Nov 06, 2015

President Obama Stops Thousands of Jobs with the Stroke of a Pen

Today, President Obama stated that he would once again block the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. Unfortunately for hard-working Americans, this should come as no surprise. President Obama had already…

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