Oct 28, 2015

Clinton Calls Out Opponents of Ex-Im (Like Bernie Sanders)

Post by Derek Yale

Arlington, VA — Hillary Clinton said on Wednesday that it makes “absolutely no sense” why people like Senator Bernie Sanders would oppose the Export-Import Bank.

In the past, she has said that the opposition from Sanders and his Republican allies was “embarrassing.”

Before its expiration, the Ex-Im Bank was chaired by Clinton’s longtime campaign bundler, campaign donor, and foundation donor Fred Hochberg.

Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce highlighted Clinton’s staunch support for corporate welfare in a web ad this summer titled: “Will Congress Follow Hillary?

Clinton Supports Reauthorizing The Expired Bank

Clinton Today On The Ex-Im Bank: “[T]here Are People In Washington Against It, And That Makes Absolutely No Sense.” (Kevin Cirilli, “Clinton Rips Ex-Im Criticism: ‘It’s Embarrassing,’” The Hill, 05/22/15)

In May, Clinton Called People Like Bernie Sanders Who Oppose The Bank “Embarrassing” And Said That “They Should Know Better.”(Kevin Cirilli, “Clinton Rips Ex-Im Criticism: ‘It’s Embarrassing,’” The Hill, 05/22/15)

Clinton Said Ex-Im Opponents Like Sanders Should Support The Ex-Im Bank “Rather Than Stand Up [For] The Tea Party And Talk Radio.” (Kevin Cirilli, “Clinton Rips Ex-Im Criticism: ‘It’s Embarrassing,’” The Hill, 05/22/15)

Clinton Today: “For The Life Of Me, I Don’t Understand The Arguments” Against Ex-Im Reauthorization. (Gabriel Debenedetti, “Clinton: Export-Import Bank Renewal A ‘No-Brainer,’” Politico, 10/28/15)

Let’s Let Bernie Sanders Explain…

The Only Place GE Can Get Loans Is From Taxpayers? SANDERS: “You are going to tell me with a straight face that General Electric, which itself is one of the largest financial institutions in America, cannot get loans anyplace else but from the taxpayers and the workers of America, many of whom have lost their jobs from General Electric?” (Ramesh Ponnuru, “It’s Not Just Conservatives Who Oppose The Export Import Bank,” National Review, 04/17/12)

GE Is A Struggling Small Business? SANDERS: “Are you going to tell me that with a straight face that GE is a struggling small business, a minority business in the barrio of New York, and they just cannot find financing, look as hard as they can. Poor GE. You are going to tell me that and the American people with a straight face?” (Ramesh Ponnuru, “It’s Not Just Conservatives Who Oppose The Export Import Bank,” National Review, 04/17/12)

“Sanders Asked Why American Taxpayers Would Provide ‘Huge Subsidies And Loans To The Largest Multinational Corporations In The World.’” (David Dayen, “Wingnuts and liberals’ bizarre role reversal: Why Export-Import Bank politics are so perverse,” Salon, 06/25/14)

Sanders Notes How Ex-Im Beneficiaries Have Hurt U.S. Workers. “In 2002, Sanders also pointed out that Ex-Im gave an $18 million loan to a Chinese steel mill, which was later on accused of dumping steel into U.S. markets and hurting U.S. workers.” (David Dayen, “Wingnuts and liberals’ bizarre role reversal: Why Export-Import Bank politics are so perverse,” Salon, 06/25/14)

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