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Ex-Im Bank and the GOP’s Cronyism Test
National Review, by Mike Lee

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Posted By:tisHimself, 4/7/2014 1:19:54 PM

For five years now, the Republican party has attacked the economic policies of President Barack Obama as “crony capitalism.” And with good reason. From the stimulus to cash-for-clunkers, from the bailouts to cap-and-trade, from Dodd-Frank to Obamacare, every name-brand initiative of the Obama era has distorted public policy to privilege well-connected insiders and elites at the expense of taxpayers and consumers. Republicans have slammed all this “corporate welfare” and “venture socialism” for unfairly “picking winners and losers in the marketplace.” In 2012, for the first time, “crony capitalism” was even singled out for condemnation in the Republican party platform.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: TXknitter, 4/7/2014 4:30:43 PM     (No. 9801527)

Thank you for posting this fine piece. Thank you Senator Lee for saying what needed to be said! I guess he may be getting a few cold shoulders in the Senate Dining Room today.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: absalom, 4/7/2014 5:00:10 PM     (No. 9801559)

The GOP has been aligned w/Capitalism and WS since our post Civil War Gilded Age. In 1908, TR grasped what Disraeli in Britain and Von Bismarck in Germany understood earlier; that political power was shifting from the Capitalist class to non-Socialist working class Labor. Hence his efforts, allied w/Gompers of the AFL, to bring Labor, a constituency of ´plain people´, into the GOP but WS, supporting Taft, said no. When FDR brought the trade unions into the Dem Party in 32; a fateful die was cast. Today the WS crony capitalists are the second largest donee class of the D´s. Wish Sen. Lee well but fear he is Don Quixote here, as there are far too many frauds and hustlers like McConnell, Cornyn, Alexander etc, who infest the GOP. A 3rd party is the real answer.

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