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.


May 12, 2017

Statement from Mark Holden on DOJ Charging and Sentencing Policy

Arlington, VA – Freedom Partners Chairman Mark Holden issued the following statement on last night’s Department of Justice (DOJ) memo from U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on charging and sentencing policy…

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May 11, 2017

The ‘Made in America’ Tax Myth

Are American-made products at a disadvantage to imported ones? That’s the argument supporters of a 20 percent tax hike on imports are making to justify their position. Proponents of the…

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May 05, 2017

Freedom Partners Applauds House Financial Services Committee for Advancing CHOICE Act

Arlington, VA — Today, the House Financial Services Committee voted to pass the Creating Hope and Opportunity for Investors, Consumers and Entrepreneurs (CHOICE) Act. The legislation promotes economic growth and eliminates harmful regulations…

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May 05, 2017

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

This morning, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that the unemployment rate for April 2017 was 4.4 percent and that the economy added 211,000 jobs. Today marks the fourth…

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May 04, 2017

Top GOP Economist (and B.A.T. Supporter) Again Acknowledges a Border Adjustment Tax is Not Essential to Tax Reform

As the House Ways and Means Committee conducted closed doors meetings this week to discuss the path forward on tax reform, top GOP economist and Border Adjustment Tax (B.A.T.) advocate…

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May 04, 2017

It’s Time for the Senate to Deliver on Methane Rule Repeal

Under President Obama, federal regulatory burden exploded with some of the most costly and overreaching government mandates in history. But thanks to early efforts by the Trump administration and Congress, many of…

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May 02, 2017

When it Comes to Helping Main Street, the Choice is Simple

Today, the House Committee on Financial Services will mark up the Creating Hope and Opportunity for Investors, Consumers and Entrepreneurs (CHOICE) Act, legislation that promotes economic growth and eliminates harmful regulations while…

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May 01, 2017

Rep. Jim Jordan on Border Adjustment Tax: “You’ve Got to be Kidding Me”

President Trump last week unveiled a bold vision for comprehensive tax reform with a framework proposal to lower taxes, grow the economy, and make U.S. businesses more competitive in the international…

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Apr 28, 2017

Trump Administration Takes More Important Steps to Protect U.S. Domestic Energy Resources & the Economy

Arlington, VA — President Trump today signed an executive order to reverse Obama Administration efforts to cut-off natural resource development in the Arctic and address similar restrictions along the U.S. coast…

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Apr 28, 2017

Trump Administration Delivers Bold Tax Reform Plan to Reignite the Economy and Restore U.S. Competitiveness

President Trump released a framework proposal this week outlining his priorities for tax reform. Put simply, the bold plan marks a positive step forward in the effort to provide much needed tax…

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