Republican control of Congress has not slowed the influence of the DC insiders’ push for bigger government. Regrettably, Republicans are dancing with Democrats to the lobbying tune of big business special interest groups, calling for a tax increase and the renewal of the corrupt Export-Import Bank.
The Export-Import Bank increases sales of U.S. multinational corporations by providing government-backed loans, loan guarantees and other credit mechanisms to foreign based countries and companies.
The debate over the Ex-Im Bank exposes the sad truth that the alliance of elected officials from both political parties and big business remain a key barrier to limited government. The first troubling sign of collusion was when a handful of Senate Republicans started talking about backing an increase in the federal gasoline tax.