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Big Business: Lapdog of the Left
Tribune Content Agency, LLC, by Jonah Goldberg

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Posted By:johngalt1, 7/23/2014 8:57:15 AM

It was a really nice try. Heritage Action (the activist arm of the conservative Heritage Foundation) invited Senator Elizabeth Warren to speak at an event dedicated to phasing out the Export-Import Bank. (Snip) The Ex-Im gives U.S. taxpayer-backed loan guarantees to the foreign customers of giant U.S. corporations that don’t need the help. It socializes the risk while privatizing the profits. Basically, it’s free money for big businesses like GE, Caterpillar, and particularly Boeing (hence the outfit’s nickname, “the Bank of Boeing”). Even Barack Obama, shortly before he became president, derided Ex-Im as “little more than a fund for

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Reply 1 - Posted by: eoddad, 7/23/2014 9:10:41 AM     (No. 9936521)

Where is Andrew Jackson when you need him.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: WAN2, 7/23/2014 9:21:08 AM     (No. 9936540)

Zzzzzzzzzzzz. Who is John Galt?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: MDMuskrat, 7/23/2014 9:43:06 AM     (No. 9936568)

Great article! In it, I found myself agreeing with Jonah (as usual) and with Barack Obama (horrors!). FTA: "Even Barack Obama, shortly before he became president, derided Ex-Im as “little more than a fund for corporate welfare.” This tees up a way of understanding "life in these [dis]United States" based on what Jonah has written.

There are four distinct groups in the US. Three of them are on welfare; the fourth provides that welfare.

The three forms of welfare are Upper, Middle and Lower Class welfare. They are defined thusly:

- Upper: Recipients of corporate welfare, crony capitalists, and others such as those described by Jonah.

- Middle: Government workers, politicians, and all others who "earn" a livelihood from taxes.

- Lower: All our truly unfortunate and "unfortunate" (gimmedats) fellow citizens who depend on us to keep them alive.

The fourth group (us, fellow LDotters) are the ones staggering under this welfare burden. I wonder what would happen if we shrugged....

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Clinger, 7/23/2014 10:07:20 AM     (No. 9936610)

The real system of government in our country is no longer that written in the constitution. We define acceptable behavior via the tax code and regulatory agencies. We decide who gets funding and who does not via the Ex-Im bank. Business can purchase their tax rate, access to funds, and level of regulation compliance by contributing to the right politician. Often that´s someone on "The Left" many times it is not.

Business is doing exactly what they should be doing, as Ayn Rand would expect and want them to do. Its the manner in which politicians have strayed from the constitutional rule of law to create this hybrid that get´s them rich. They too act in their own self interest. Its we the people who have allowed the system that keeps the playing field level to break down who are at fault.

With so many people getting rich from the corrupt system, no wonder the Tea party is so feared and demonized. They as did our founders have the answer.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: TarAndFeathers, 7/23/2014 10:39:01 AM     (No. 9936657)

Well put, Mr Goldberg!
The Third (Thousand Year) Reich had a relationship with Krupp and IG Farben much like that between Obama´s (30 Month) Reich and GE, Boeing and other teat-suckers, facilitated by the Ex-Im facility.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: mickturn, 7/23/2014 11:41:05 AM     (No. 9936744)

Yes, the left threatens everyone to their whim and businesses go along to get along rather than tell the left to GO TO Hades.

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