Veronique de Rugy on Bipartisan Corporate Welfare

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Fred Hockberg

On June 7, the Senate Banking Committee voted to back Fred Hochberg's second term as president of the U.S. Export-Import Bank without bothering to ask the Obama administration about the future of that expensive, inefficient New Deal–era agency. Veronique de Rugy explains that the vote, in which 28 Republicans joined 54 Democrats in supporting Hochberg, was not a good sign for anyone hoping that the GOP's latest promises of fiscal restraint would prove more trustworthy than all the broken promises before. 

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