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Export-Import Bank justifies subsidies with useless job numbers

Timothy P. Carney | Published: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

"This is so important," Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., said about reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank, "because 85,000 Washington state jobs hang in the balance. That is how many jobs have been...

Export-Import Bank 101: The 'it makes a profit' argument

Timothy P. Carney | Published: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

Defenders of the Export-Import Bank argue that the agency is profitable. This argument convinces some people to support (or at least tolerate) Ex-Im. It shouldn’t.

Export-Import Bank fan Kay Hagan claims Thom Tillis defends corporate welfare

Timothy P. Carney | Published: Sat, Jul 26, 2014

Give the lady points for boldness: Sen. Kay Hagan is blasting her Republican opponent for "sid[ing] with the special interests" because he opposes a corporate welfare agency that gives most of its...

Donor to Obama and father of FCC commissioner gets profitable telecom waiver from group

Timothy P. Carney | Updated: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

This looks sketchy as heck. A telecom company is basically getting special prices on buying wireless spectrum, even thought it just leases that spectrum to big telecoms. The company's owner is a...

Obama Revolving Door: Walmart executive to HHS to help Obamacare

Timothy P. Carney | Updated: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

Today, via the Wall Street Journal, we get a doozy for the Obama revolving door.

So far, the media is failing on covering Democrats' falsehoods about contraception mandates

Timothy P. Carney | Updated: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

Misplaced balance is a major problem in today's media. One politician says something completely false, and another points out that the false thing is false -- and the media report it as a dispute.

Bipartisanship: House extends corporate welfare for the tourism industry

Timothy P. Carney | Updated: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

The House overwhelmingly passed a bill taxing foreign travelers to the U.S. in order to fund government-backed advertising campaign for the U.S. tourism industry.

When Obamacare loses in court, insurance companies lose, too

Timothy P. Carney | Published: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

When the administration lost an Obamacare case in federal court Tuesday, the insurance companies lost as well.

Justin Amash's support for free enterprise earns enmity of Big Business

Timothy P. Carney | Updated: Sat, Jul 19, 2014

The Michigan Republican runs afoul of the Chamber of Commerce for opposing the Export-Import Bank and budget agreements that he thought were profligate.

Elizabeth Warren loves bank subsidies!

Timothy P. Carney | Updated: Fri, Jul 18, 2014

Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren loves to shoot barbs at Wall Street. She also enjoys forcing taxpayers to absorb Wall Street's risks while the banks pocket the profits. Bloomberg reports Warren...