In the National Review Veroninqe de Rugy explains that some TEA Party members of congress seem more than happy to abandon the principles they said they stood for to get re-elected.
And I am not even talking about the widespread “yes” votes in the House from supposed TEA Party members on CISPA, a horrible piece of legislation which attacks our fundamental right to privacy. (Michelle Bachman voted yes, as did Allan West.)
No, I am talking about the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank which is often called “Boeing’s Bank,” or “a terrible example of crony capitalism at its worst.” (That’s what I call it.)
Recently a letter was sent to House leadership by a group of Republicans, including some TEA Party affiliated members, encouraging movement on reauthorization before the authorization of Ex-Im runs out. We must do this because “jobs” are at stake the letter explains. We must subsidize a profitable company because of “jobs.”
Why not? After all we must compete with France which subsidizes Airbus. The French are who we want to emulate on economic issues of course.