May 17, 2017

Freedom Partners Releases Digital Ad Highlighting A Responsible Approach To Infrastructure

Post by Jeff Brownlee

Arlington, VA – In advance of today’s Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing on “the road forward” for transportation and infrastructure reform, Freedom Partners is releasing a new digital ad highlighting a fiscally responsible way to address infrastructure, while avoiding the spending boondoggles and government waste Americans have seen in the past.

As leaders from business, labor, and government gather to discuss the role infrastructure plays during Infrastructure Week, Freedom Partners’ new video serves as a warning of past mistakes on infrastructure spending, like the 2009 Obama “stimulus” that was wrought with waste, while offering a more responsible path forward that cuts red tape and reduces costs for taxpayers. The Trump administration and Congress have an opportunity to change Washington’s approach to infrastructure in a positive way that will save taxpayers money and improve oversight and accountability.

Last week, Freedom Partners, along with more than 50 organizations, signed on to an Americans for Prosperity-led coalition letter prioritizing fiscal responsibility when addressing the nation’s infrastructure. The letter serves as a roadmap for Congress to properly plan for infrastructure improvements while taking caution to protect taxpayers at the same time. Click here to read the letter.

Click Here To Watch The Ad

Freedom Partners Vice President of Policy Nathan Nascimento issued the following statement:

“Past infrastructure spending, particularly the 2009 ‘stimulus,’ led to massive waste due to unnecessary regulations, mismanagement, and cronyism. We must learn from previous mistakes and address infrastructure without watching millions of dollars disappear into a bottomless pothole of waste and abuse. We look forward to working with Congress and the current administration to address our infrastructure in a way that puts taxpayers ahead of special interests and favors results over needless Washington red tape.”

###