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 14, 2018

Senators Cruz and Daines Oppose New Sales Taxes, Defend Historic Tax Reform Benefitting Millions of Americans

Arlington, VA — With a movement underway to attach online sales tax legislation to an upcoming spending bill that would fund the government through this September, Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Steve…

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Mar 14, 2018

Lessons of the Past: Tariffs Bring Harm to Economy, Consumers

Arlington, VA – As leading economists, academics and policy experts continue to warn against the grave economic harms of imposing tariffs, specifically those announced by the Trump administration on steel and aluminum imports…

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Mar 09, 2018

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

This morning, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that the unemployment rate for February 2018 remained at 4.1 percent and that the economy gained 313,000 jobs, the highest reading…

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Mar 08, 2018

Freedom Partners Statement: Tariffs Consequences Vast and Serious

Arlington, VA – Following the Trump administration’s executive action today to impose tariffs of 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum, Freedom Partners executive vice president Nathan Nascimento responded by…

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Mar 08, 2018

Charles Koch, Leading Economists and Policy Experts: Tariffs Will Harm American Consumers; Urge Administration to Reconsider

Charles Koch: “If we are to have a system in which businesses can succeed long term, policies must benefit everyone, not just the few.” Arlington, VA – As the Trump administration prepares to…

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Mar 07, 2018

ICYMI: Charles Koch: Corporate leaders must reject tariffs

Charles Koch  |  The Washington Post By many measures, America’s economy is strong. Unemployment is down, the stock market is up and consumer confidence is rising. Although far too many barriers still…

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Mar 07, 2018

Real Impact of Steel and Aluminum Tariffs on Americans

Last week the Administration announced a plan to levy tariffs on steel and aluminum imports at 25% and 10% respectively. Freedom Partners executive vice president Nathan Nascimento warned … “The problem with any…

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Mar 05, 2018

Freedom Partners Letter of Support: Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act

Legislation Would Provide Much-Needed Relief To Small Community Banks And Consumers Arlington, VA – In a new letter released today, Freedom Partners outlined its support for the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and…

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Mar 01, 2018

Freedom Partners Statement: Tariffs Will Hurt American Manufacturers

Arlington, VA – Freedom Partners executive vice president Nathan Nascimento responded today to a proposal by the Trump administration to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum: “The problem with any kind of tariff…

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Mar 01, 2018

CarMax, TJ Maxx, Mastercard & Kraft Heinz Announce Major Employee Investments Credited to Tax Reform

The historic Tax Cuts and Jobs Act lowered rates across the board, cutting taxes at every income bracket and providing greater opportunity and financial security for hardworking Americans long-struggling to get…

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