GOP senators gleefully resurrect Export-Import Bank

GOP senators supported an amendment to resurrect the Export-Import Bank, which gives corporate welfare to big businesses like Boeing and GE, who don't need it.

Voting to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank were the usual assortment of Democrats who decry corporate welfare in public but support it to the hilt.  Not a single Democrat voted against it; the Democrats, the party of the "little guy," were in lockstep with their crony capitalist friends.  But a large number of Republicans voted for it.  Lamar Alexander, I suppose, is no surprise.  Kelly Ayotte was supposed to be a Tea Party darling; instead, she has a polypolitical relationship with Lindsey Graham and John McCain.  Former lobbyist Dan Coats is no surprise.  Neither is Thad Cochran or Susan Collins.  But Mike Enzi?  Wyoming can't do better than that?  Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, Jerry Moran and Pat Roberts of Kansas, and Tim Scott of South Carolina also voted for it, as well as others.  Pat Toomey, Mr. Conservative former Club for Growth president, forgot to vote, as did Jeff Sessions of Alabama, which may be the biggest surprise.

The Republicans didn't simply refuse to cut spending; they actively made a move to increase spending.  If Republicans from conservative states can't cut corporate welfare like this, then I am hard-pressed to see how any cuts are possible.

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GOP senators supported an amendment to resurrect the Export-Import Bank, which gives corporate welfare to big businesses like Boeing and GE, who don't need it.

Voting to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank were the usual assortment of Democrats who decry corporate welfare in public but support it to the hilt.  Not a single Democrat voted against it; the Democrats, the party of the "little guy," were in lockstep with their crony capitalist friends.  But a large number of Republicans voted for it.  Lamar Alexander, I suppose, is no surprise.  Kelly Ayotte was supposed to be a Tea Party darling; instead, she has a polypolitical relationship with Lindsey Graham and John McCain.  Former lobbyist Dan Coats is no surprise.  Neither is Thad Cochran or Susan Collins.  But Mike Enzi?  Wyoming can't do better than that?  Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, Jerry Moran and Pat Roberts of Kansas, and Tim Scott of South Carolina also voted for it, as well as others.  Pat Toomey, Mr. Conservative former Club for Growth president, forgot to vote, as did Jeff Sessions of Alabama, which may be the biggest surprise.

The Republicans didn't simply refuse to cut spending; they actively made a move to increase spending.  If Republicans from conservative states can't cut corporate welfare like this, then I am hard-pressed to see how any cuts are possible.

This article was produced by NewsMachete.com, the conservative news site