Corporate America’s Very Own Obama Phone: The Export-Import Bank

The recent debate surrounding the extension of The Export-Import Bank illustrates that the attitude of entitlement is not restricted to individuals demanding government assistance, but that it includes some of the largest U.S. corporations as well. High ranking corporate executives expecting federal backing for their businesses are starting to sound remarkably similar to individuals seeking freebies from the government.

During the 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns, the media ran footage of some individuals who said they were supporting Barack Obama for the simple reason that he was going to give them free stuff. In 2008, following an Obama campaign rally, an excited Peggy Joseph proclaimed, “I won’t have to worry about putting gas in my car, I won’t have to worry about paying my mortgage!” She concluded, “If I help him, he’s going to help me!”

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