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.


Apr 06, 2018

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

This morning, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that the unemployment rate for March 2018 remained at a 17-year low of 4.1 percent and that the economy gained 103…

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Apr 05, 2018

Freedom Partners, Free Market Groups “urge Supreme Court to keep online sales tax limits”

Led by the National Taxpayers Union Foundation, Freedom Partners yesterday joined with Americans for Prosperity and other free market groups to jointly file an amicus brief in South Dakota v. Wayfair – a…

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Apr 04, 2018

Tariffs a Dead End Road for American Manufacturers, Workers and Consumers

Arlington, VA – In retaliation against tariffs on Chinese goods proposed by the Trump administration, China’s State Council this morning announced tariffs of their own on a range of U.S. goods…

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Apr 03, 2018

Freedom Partners Praises EPA Decision to Ease Auto Regulations, Affordability

Arlington, VA – In an ongoing effort to repeal harmful Obama-era rules and regulations, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) yesterday announced its adoption of more appropriate fuel economy standards which will produce…

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Apr 03, 2018

Tight Labor Market Demands New Thinking, Action

With employers increasingly desperate for qualified job applicants, as The Wall Street Journal reported over the weekend, it’s critical that policymakers and companies alike adopt a new approach and swift action…

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Apr 02, 2018

Freedom Partners, Americans for Prosperity and The LIBRE Initiative Statement on Dreamers

(Arlington, VA) – Following comments made this morning by President Donald Trump that “DACA is dead,” Freedom Partners and its grassroots partners, Americans for Prosperity and The LIBRE Initiative, expressed disappointment and called…

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Mar 22, 2018

Tariffs Will Harm Consumers, Undermine Benefits of Historic Tax Reform

Arlington, VA — Just weeks after imposing tariffs of 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum, President Donald Trump today announced additional tariffs on foreign imports – an action that would raise…

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Mar 14, 2018

Freedom Partners Applauds Senate Approval of Dodd-Frank Relief Legislation

Arlington, VA – The U.S. Senate today voted to approve the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act (S. 2155), bipartisan legislation that would provide much-needed relief from many counterproductive…

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Mar 14, 2018

Freedom Partners & AFP: Tariffs In Any Form Would Negate Benefits of Tax Reform

Arlington, VA – Following the Trump administration’s recent decision to impose tariffs of 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum – an executive action that has been widely opposed by leading…

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Mar 14, 2018

Defend Historic Tax Reform by Rejecting Corporate Welfare in All Forms, Starting with Tax Extenders

In an article entitled “Special interest groups to defend favorite tax breaks,” the Washington Examiner writes that “[r]epresentatives from a wide range of industries are set to appear before a House…

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