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.

The Unemployment Rate
By: Patrick Hedger, Policy Director-American Encore Most of the state governments in the US are now under GOP control, with Republicans both in the governors' mansions and holding the gavels in the various legislative chambers across the country. This is great news and it bodes well for the health...
Ask Rand Why
Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) has made his name by challenging the Washington establishment. This has so much so defined Senator Paul that his campaign for the presidency has launched under a banner that reads in part, “Defeat the Washington Machine.” Yet a vote cast by Senator Paul at the end of April...
Today American Encore is announcing its membership in a coalition of 56 leading national conservative groups against the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank of the United States. The Ex-Im Bank is a New Deal-era policy that is simply another avenue for the federal government to pick winners...
By: Patrick Hedger, Policy Director-American Encore The Death Tax imposes a 40 percent tax on all the assets of a person upon their death. This is not a cash tax. It taxes the property and businesses someone has built throughout their entire life. Thus, this policy ends up destroying small...
Our tax code is over 70,000 pages long. The high tax rates Washington imposes on personal and corporate income are self-defeating, raising less revenue and destroying economic opportunity. Meanwhile, Congress carves out special exemptions for the rich and powerful. History shows that lower and...
By: Patrick Hedger, Policy Director-American Encore An excerpt from the book Blueprint for 2015: Setting the Stage for the Next Session. Click here to message your Senator and demand they Kill the Death Tax. Most are familiar with some variation of the phrase, “There are only two certainties in...
By: Patrick Hedger, Policy Director-American Encore Excerpt from Blueprint for 2015: Setting the Stage for the Next Session The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is a federal government mandate designed to incorporate an increasing amount of fuels derived from non-fossil fuels sources, primarily...
By: Patrick Hedger, Policy Director-American Encore The complaint that Congress “does nothing” or reports claiming the previous Congress was “the least productive in history” are somewhat annoying. Supposedly seasoned politicos like to make this point as if they are offering something insightful...
Minimum Wage
By: Patrick Hedger, Policy Director-American Encore A recent Politico article leads with the line, “Progressives have a new rhetorical ally: corporate America.” The article then goes on to discuss the various major corporations that have decided to raise the base hourly compensation rate for their...
By: Patrick Hedger, Policy Director-American Encore With graduation season upon us, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is ramping up the talk on higher education and the growing levels of student loan debt. There is no doubt that student debt is an issue that is stunting economic growth in this...

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