Posted in campaign 2016 Congress Media NCGOP Politics Renee Ellmers

#nc-02: Nee-Nee does the Ex-Im dance

The GOPe is at it again.  Just when you thought it was dead, the Export-Import Bank is coming back from the dead with a vengeance like we haven’t seen since Jason Voorhees.   Ex-Im is plain and simple cronyism.  It’s a government giveaway to big corporations…

Posted in campaign 2016 Congress Media NCGOP Politics Renee Ellmers

#NC-02: Big Govt. Barbie uses Chamber talking points to praise Ex-Im Bank “favor factory”

It’s always fun to listen to Renee Ellmers talk about stuff you KNOW she doesn’t understand.  We had the TPP and TPA earlier. Now, she’s getting into the heady stuff surrounding the US Export-Import Bank.  Renee co-hosted a forum in Cary last month:  In her…

Posted in Congress Media

Congress’s Ex-Im Bank reauthorization vote to separate RINOs from real Rs

The US Export-Import Bank is seeking Congress’s help to extend its life a little longer.  Last reauthorized in 2012, it is set to expire at the end of September — if the Congress does not act.  But several Tea Party-aligned groups are lining up to…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Economy Media Politics

The Ex-Im Bank: Corporate welfare at its, um, finest

We wrote earlier about how the reauthorization of the big federal crony capitalism trough, aka The Export-Import Bank, is coming up after the primaries. Renee Ellmers voted for it and praised it as an important vehicle for small businesses.  Well, George Mason University’s Mercatus Center…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Economy Media Politics

BOHICA Alert: The Ex-Im Bank

Most of you probably haven’t heard of the Export-Import Bank.  It’s not like FirstBank or BB&T.  It’s a major organ of the crony capitalism game.  Politicians keep it afloat with our money so their campaign contributors can have their personal business deals sweetened — again,…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Media Moore County Politics Renee Ellmers

Renee Ellmers on her $40B vote for the Ex-Im Bank

          Our congressional representative here in North Carolina’s second district put out a statement trying to explain how her allegedly conservative ideology meshes with her vote to reauthorize the U.S. Export-Import Bank (long a target for elimination by conservatives and Tea…