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.


Jun 08, 2017

Freedom Partners Applauds House Passage of CHOICE Act

Arlington, VA — Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation known as the CHOICE Act. The legislation delivers relief to consumers by repealing the worst of Dodd-Frank’s burdensome regulations…

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Jun 07, 2017

Three Big Reasons to Support the CHOICE Act

The Creating Hope and Opportunity for Investors, Consumers and Entrepreneurs (CHOICE) Act eliminates harmful regulations, provides oversight for Wall Street regulators and financial institutions, and helps grow the economy. With the U…

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Jun 07, 2017

Statement on DOL Withdraw from Obama Joint Employer Guidance

Arlington, VA – Department of Labor (DOL) Secretary Alexander Acosta will withdraw the Obama administration’s informal guidance for independent contractors and joint employment, in effect rolling back the 2015 mandate making it…

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Jun 06, 2017

Roll Call: “The Border Adjustment Tax Is Dead”

“House Republican leaders’ controversial border adjustment tax is dead,” reported Roll Call. This is because imposing new sources of federal tax revenue in order to reduce taxes elsewhere isn’t an easy…

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Jun 06, 2017

Omaha World-Herald: “Border Tax Is a Bad Idea”

Nebraska’s senior tax writer in Washington, Rep. Adrian Smith (NE-3), recently acknowledged in a Ways and Means Committee hearing that there are  “barriers” to growth in the House Republican plan…

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Jun 02, 2017

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

This morning, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that the unemployment rate for May 2017 was 4.3 percent and that the economy added 138,000 jobs. Today marks the fourth…

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Jun 01, 2017

Freedom Partners Applauds President Trump for Protecting U.S. Taxpayers and the Economy from Harmful Paris Agreement

Arlington, VA – President Donald Trump will withdraw the U.S. from an international agreement to mandate carbon emission levels, following through with a campaign promise. While non-binding and unenforceable, the agreement…

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May 30, 2017

Americans for Prosperity: CHOICE Act Will Fix Our Broken Banking Laws

The U.S. House of Representatives may soon vote on the Financial CHOICE (Creating Hope and Opportunity for Investors, Consumers and Entrepreneurs) Act, which would roll back some of the biggest failures…

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May 30, 2017

Senate Ag Committee Chairman ‘Bashed’ Border Adjustment Tax

The House Ways and Means Committee conducted a hearing last week to discuss the 20-percent Border Adjustment Tax (BAT) on imports proposed as part of tax reform. But while the hearing…

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May 26, 2017

Economy Grew at a 1.2 Percent Rate, Weakest Since the First Quarter of 2016

Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce released its second estimate of gross domestic product (GDP) for the first quarter of 2017, announcing that the U.S. economy expanded at an annualized…

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