RNC says YES to cronyism, corporate welfare | Eastern North Carolina Now

    Publisher's note: Brant Clifton reminds of the principles of Establishment Republicans in his "bare knuckles" Conservative online publication known as The Daily Haymaker.

    Supposedly, the Republican Party is about free markets, individual liberty, and reaping the rewards of hard work. Yet, we can't even seem to get the leaders of the party to say NO to the biggest, baddest, most blatant example of crony capitalism and big government meddling out there: The Export-Import Bank.

    The Ex-Im Bank finances a lot of deals for politically-connected big corporations to do business with foreign entities. An awful lot of its funds end up in the coffers of foreign corporations. We work hard to stay afloat amid all kinds of regulations and taxes and other assorted government meddling, while the government confiscates our hard-earned gains and hands them over to billion dollar corporations here and abroad.

    In 2010, The Tea Party movement gave the GOP big gains in DC, while under the impression they would use this new power to shrink government and abolish waste and abuse like the Ex-Im Bank. But since then, the GOP has worked hand-in-glove with the rest of the DC establishment to breathe new life into it.

    Big corporations – the kind that pay lobbyists and fund big PACs that dump money into political campaigns — really, really LOVE the Ex-Im Bank. The US Chamber of Commerce — which has dumped a lot of PAC money into Republican pockets on Capitol Hill – LOVES the Ex-Im Bank.

    Conservatives are being pressured into holding their noses and voting for less-than-palatable Republicans in November. We're told that it's necessary to get that horrible Harry Reid out of power, and to put a check on Barry Obama.

    Let's think about that. Harry Reid and Barry Obama think ObamaCare is OK, and have no intention of defunding it or slowing it down. DC Republicans have made it clear on multiple occasions that they have no plans to defund or slow down ObamaCare. Barry Obama and Harry Reid like the Ex-Im Bank. Yet, Renee Ellmers and the leadership of the Republican National Committee can't bring themselves to say NO to Ex-Im.

    As the lines / differences continue to blur, we have to ask: Why should we vote Republican, again? What difference will it truly make?

    In Raleigh and in DC, the predominant sentiment is in favor of managing government — not weakening or shrinking it. It's about controlling people — showing them how much they "need" these bureaucrats and politicians and agencies. TWO groups fighting over who gets to control us.

    I've said it before. I'll say it again. WE ARE ON OUR OWN.
Go Back


Leave a Guest Comment

Your Name or Alias
Your Email Address ( your email address will not be published)
Enter Your Comment ( no code or urls allowed, text only please )



Comments

( August 16th, 2014 @ 6:31 pm )
 
Then why Reaganomics VooDoo and George Bush upping the ante???
( August 14th, 2014 @ 9:53 am )
 
What this post is suggesting is that Republicans have their foibles as well. Real Conservatives do not believe in corporate welfare.
( August 12th, 2014 @ 6:56 am )
 
I'm not sure what you are really saying, my friend. In one place you seem to extol Conservatism / on the other you are saying we are being used to keep power and tax money in the hands of the rich.

Can you be a little more clear?



Governor McCrory Announces Appointments The Daily Haymaker Guest Editorial, Editorials, Op-Ed & Politics UNC System Avoids Budget Chopping Block


HbAD0

Latest Op-Ed & Politics

as UK starts to acknowledge risks of their AstraZenica Covid mRNA vax
Withhold funds from states and tribes that legalize marijuana for recreational use
worse than stacked Presidential Debate Commission
CCP using the pro-Palestinian campus protests to discredit the U.S. government and amplify social divisions

HbAD1

President Joe Biden’s Small Business Administration (SBA) was subpoenaed by the House Committee on Small Business on Tuesday over alleged efforts to “register Democrat voters” in Michigan, a vital battleground state in the 2024 election.
more Biden regime overreach as he continues to act like a dictator

HbAD2


HbAD3

 
Back to Top