More Export Import Bank Articles

  • The Export-Import Bank socializes risk for private benefit

    The Export-Import Bank is allowed to prosper and grow because its costs are spread over millions while its benefits are jealously protected by its few clients.

  • Export-Import Bank justifies subsidies with useless job numbers

    "This is so important," Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., said about reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank, "because 85,000 Washington state jobs hang in the balance. That is how many jobs have been supported here in the state by the Export-Import Bank.

  • Export-Import Bank 101: The 'it makes a profit' argument

    Defenders of the Export-Import Bank argue that the agency is profitable. This argument convinces some people to support (or at least tolerate) Ex-Im. It shouldn’t.

  • Senate Dems seek to split GOP on export bank

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Familiar with the Export-Import Bank? Most voters in Louisiana and Virginia probably aren't either. Yet Democratic Sens. Mary Landrieu and Mark Warner are building campaign events around the bank's proposed reauthorization. They portray it as a job creator that must be...

  • Export-Import Bank fan Kay Hagan claims Thom Tillis defends corporate welfare

    Give the lady points for boldness: Sen. Kay Hagan is blasting her Republican opponent for "sid[ing] with the special interests" because he opposes a corporate welfare agency that gives most of its subsidies to Hagan's campaign contributors.

  • The pros and cons of reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank

    Depending on who you talk to, the Ex-Im Bank is either a financial support that U.S. exporters need to compete globally -- or government interference in the private-sector lending market, primarily helping big companies that don't need it.

  • Chamber endorses Rep. Justin Amash's primary challenger

    Rep. Justin Amash appears to be leading his primary by double digits, but that didn't keep the U.S. Chamber of Commerce from endorsing his challenger.

  • Elizabeth Warren loves bank subsidies!

    Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren loves to shoot barbs at Wall Street. She also enjoys forcing taxpayers to absorb Wall Street's risks while the banks pocket the profits. Bloomberg reports Warren rebuffed overtures from the Heritage Foundation.

  • If you've got a small business, odds are the Export-Import Bank isn't helping you

    Americans now know the Export-Import Bank is a corporatist program built on bad economics.

  • Republican lobbyist warns conservatives: 'Big Business' might 'change sides'

    Some Republicans are beginning to extend their free-market, limited-government beliefs to include opposition to corporate welfare, like the Export-Import Bank. Many conservatives hate the idea of centralized education standards driven by a coalition of unaccountable bureaucrats and big business.

  • Democrats talk like populists, govern like corporatists

    Liberal columnist EJ Dionne has noticed what he politely calls "tensions" between two Democratic themes this year: Populism and business boosterism.

  • Export-Import Bank subsidy beneficiary wants to let Export-Import Bank expire

    Republican Rep. Cathy McMorris-Rodgers is from Washington State, which makes her hesitance on the Export-Import Bank raise eyebrows. A local paper, the Spokesman-Review, blasted her for her reluctance, citing Washington's status as "the nation's most trade-dependent state."

  • VIDEO: Philip Klein discusses blue collar conservatism with Rick Santorum

    For the latest edition of "Dialogue," Philip Klein sat down with Rick Santorum, the former U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania and former GOP presidential candidate, to discuss his new book, Blue Collar Conservatives.

  • Conn. Democrats call on House GOP to back bank

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Democrats are pushing back against tea party Republicans, demanding Monday that the GOP-led House of Representatives back a little-known and embattled banking agency that helps finance U.S. exports. Reps. Joe Courtney and John Larson, flanked by...



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