I am a big believer in the buying of used vehicles. And these aren’t even used. Just pre-owned.
It looks like Boeing misread the market. Now it’s trying to get taxpayers to pay for its mistake.
Trump should have let the Export-Import Bank die.
Boeing has no shame. It is one of the most brazen crony companies in the world.
The Import-Export Bank. Now tariffs. Boeing is a private company right? I thought it was. But it seems to rely an awful lot on the taxpayers.
But we’ve got to keep the taxpayer funded Export-Import Bank, aka “Boeing’s Bank,” open right Congress? (And Mr. President?)
You know, we almost killed it. But the establishment GOP saved Ex-Im at the last minute. (Joining with Dems.) We bet Trump will let it live and perhaps give the agency new life.
That would be a shame. But you know – jobs. That’s how this corporate welfare will be sold.
The former Boeing Chairman.
Sadly we had a feeling he would. You know, because of jobs.
Boeing’s bank continues to live on. Congratulations taxpayers.
Trump had said that the Export-Import Bank of the United States was a bad idea. An example of classic crony capitalism. But that position may have just changed. If so that would be disappointing, bad for taxpayers, and would further our system of crony capitalism.
The Export-Import Bank should die. If it doesn’t with a GOP president, Senate, and House then that tells taxpayers all they need to know.
Image: St. Louis Public Radio
Hey, let’s finally “cancel” “Boing’s Bank,” The Export-Import Bank of the United States, while we’re at it too.
This piece is from last year.
Is there no one who had their phone on during any of these $250,000 speeches? Perhaps that’s the way to get any transcripts.
Flying high in the crony skies.
So nice that Boeing, now with its huge taxpayer underwritten subsidy in hand thanks to many Republicans who abandoned the free market to support crony capitalism, slashes a bunch of jobs. The company had threatened to slash jobs if it didn’t get an Ex-Im renewal, but in the end it got rid of thousands of jobs anyway.
Crony capitalists do not operate on good faith or anything close to it. Remember this for the future.
It should be noted that when a contractor defrauds “the government” that company is really defrauding the taxpayers. And despite what some may believe, it’s not like the government is wholly unaware when big time sketchiness is going on. It’s understood to a large degree. It’s part of doing business for both regulators and the “regulated.” The numbers are so big. Sure, someone is going to scrape some of the cream. (This is the assumption.) It’s government contracting after all.
Now, who’s Boeing and who is Congress in this picture?
On October 9 members of the House, pretty much every Democrat (Which is just a crying shame but speaks to conformist nature of the party under Ms. Pelosi, Dems used to hate Ex-Im.) and a smattering of Republicans (but just enough) signed a “discharge petition” to bring a vote on the Export-Import Bank to the floor of the House through extraordinary means. The giant corporations, specifically Boeing, GE, Caterpillar and a few others have deployed their lobbyists in an all out assault on the anti-crony insurgents in Congress.