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 03, 2017

Congress Should Make Every Effort to Cut Spending – Not Raise Taxes on Consumers – to Make Tax Reform Possible

As the debate surrounding the trillion-dollar “border adjustment” tax on consumers and hardworking Americans continues, proponents of the measure insist that it is the only way to cut taxes for both…

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Feb 28, 2017

2016 Preliminary Release: Obama Presides Over Slowest Economic Growth Since Eisenhower (1.4%)

Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce released its second estimate of gross domestic product (GDP) for the fourth quarter of 2016, announcing that the U.S. economy expanded at an annualized…

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Feb 24, 2017

Step Two in Dismantling Obama’s Regulatory Behemoth

Under President Obama, over 600 major regulations were added to the Federal Register at costs exceeding $700 billion. With so many barriers to opportunity now towering over hardworking Americans, President Trump and…

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Feb 21, 2017

Fed Chairwoman Casts Doubt On ‘Border Adjustment’ Tax Wishful Thinking

Pro-growth tax reform is on the way, GOP leaders maintain. But according to Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-TX), the current House Republican proposal “is on life support.” Sen. Lindsey…

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Feb 16, 2017

Tom Cotton Dismantles the Border Adjustment Tax

“Some ideas are so stupid, only an intellectual could believe them.” Senator Tom Cotton spoke yesterday night on the floor of the senate on his opposition to the border adjustment tax. He…

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Feb 15, 2017

Jim Cramer on the “Regressive,” Trillion-Dollar Border Adjustment Tax on American consumers

Jim Cramer hits the nail on the head on the Border Adjustment Tax calling it a “regressive tax,” and that it will hurt people. Watch the full clip below…

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Feb 15, 2017

“Border Adjustment” Tax Facing Trouble in the Senate

Bi-partisan Concern Over Unprecedented Trillion-Dollar Tax On Consumers House leaders are proposing a sweeping tax reform package to lower rates across the board. This bold effort should be applauded. But…

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Feb 15, 2017

Looking Back on Obama’s Economic Legacy

To ensure a better future, we must learn from the past. And, what better time than now, in the infancy of Trump’s presidency, to look back on the mistakes of the…

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Feb 07, 2017

Freedom Partners Congratulates Betsy DeVos On Her Confirmation As Education Secretary

Arlington, VA – The Senate’s confirmation of Betsy DeVos today is an important step forward towards giving all children access to a quality education. Freedom Partners Executive Vice President James Davis issued…

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Feb 03, 2017

Trillion-Dollar “Border Adjustment” Tax Increase Is Bad Politics, Even Worse Policy For American Consumers & The Economy

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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