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These Guys Use ´Small Business´ to
Get Their Way in Washington

Heritage, by Amy Payne

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Posted By:Judy W., 5/20/2014 8:44:50 AM

Saying that something helps small businesses is a great way to gain public support for your cause. Except when it’s not true. Take, for example, claims about the government-run Export-Import Bank, which subsidizes U.S. exports by providing discount loans to foreign governments and businesses to purchase American goods. According to bank Chairman Fred Hochberg: “Helping small businesses…grow and compete on the global stage is at the heart of the Bank’s mission.” Boosting the fortunes of mom-and-pop businesses certainly sounds noble — and much more likely to win support from Congress. But the real beneficiaries aren’t exactly what most people would consider “small.”

      


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These Guys Use ´Small Business´ to
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Heritage, by Amy Payne    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 5/20/2014 8:44:50 AM     Post Reply
Saying that something helps small businesses is a great way to gain public support for your cause. Except when it’s not true. Take, for example, claims about the government-run Export-Import Bank, which subsidizes U.S. exports by providing discount loans to foreign governments and businesses to purchase American goods. According to bank Chairman Fred Hochberg: “Helping small businesses…grow and compete on the global stage is at the heart of the Bank’s mission.” Boosting the fortunes of mom-and-pop businesses certainly sounds noble — and much more likely to win support from Congress. But the real beneficiaries aren’t exactly what most people would consider “small.”

   

 

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Posted By: Judy W.- 5/19/2014 9:29:35 AM     Post Reply
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