Promote Free Markets

Economic freedom is what unleashes the ingenuity of the American spirit to strive to grow and prosper. Government has stifled this ingenuity through regulation, cronyism, protectionism and high taxes.  We believe there are key policy changes that will allow all Americans to enjoy greater prosperity.  These include: replacing Obamacare, promoting American energy production, eliminating cronyism through subsidies and tax loopholes, and reducing the overall regulatory burden on small businesses.

By: Patrick Hedger-Policy Director, American Encore With the rise of Democratic Socialist Senator Bernie Sanders, the issue of “money in politics” has come back to the headlines. Sanders, a candidate for president, has promised that if elected he will only appoint judges who support overturning the...
By: Patrick Hedger, Policy Director-American Encore The recent panic on Wall Street undoubtedly has many Americans quite nervous about the state of our economy. This issue can be pretty confusing for those not intimately involved with the stock market or following it, so here is a little background...
By: Patrick Hedger, Policy Director-American Encore On Thursday night, the top 10 GOP candidates by way of an average of numerous polls will take the stage at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio for the first prime-time primary debate. The debate will begin at 9pm Eastern on Fox News...
By: Patrick Hedger-Policy Director, American Encore Today's decision to uphold subsidies in states with the federal ObamaCare exchange, in clear violation of the letter of the law, is a huge dissappointment. This means millions of Americans will continue to be subject to burdensome taxes and...
By: Patrick Hedger-Policy Director, American Encore Great news: Today, the House of Representatives passed a repeal of the Medical Device Tax put in place under ObamaCare! The vote passed by a wide margin, enjoying broad bi-partisan support. Forty-six Democrats were a part of the 280 votes to...
In an apparent violation of law and a blatant violation of the intent of the Constitution, federal tax dollars are being used by the Obama administration to help activists lobby for tax increases, product bans, and other rules and regulations on the local level. Most of these efforts are attempts...
By: Patrick Hedger-Policy Director, American Encore Any day now the Supreme Court is set to hand down its decision on King v. Burwell , a case that challenges the legality of billions of dollars worth of federal tax subsidies handed out to millions of people who signed up for health insurance on...
By: Patrick Hedger, Policy Director-American Encore Earlier this year, our organization American Encore, an organization dedicated to the cause of ensuring that the 21 st Century is an American century as well, released an extensive document entitled Blueprint for 2015 . The Blueprint contained a...
Government and water share similar traits. They both serve important purposes, but if they aren't properly dammed they'll flood in and make a huge mess. By: Patrick Hedger-Policy Director, American Encore The latest rule out from the EPA stands to give the federal government unprecedented control...
By: Patrick Hedger-Policy Director, American Encore Last week, I posted a quick blog warning state-level politicians , especially in the GOP, from touting falling unemployment rates in their states as a measure of success. Usually falling unemployment rates are a good thing, however the recent...

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