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Ex-Im's Last Gasp?
03/27/2015 at 08:48 am - David Williams


This article originally appeared in Townhall on March 21, 2015

Desperation can produce a wide variety of reactions: some people think on their feet and try to adapt, while others find themselves paralyzed with fear and repeat actions or arguments that make little to no difference. It turns out that outmoded government institutions fit the latter pattern. Despite a looming threat to its very existence, the Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank of the United States finds itself stuck. Their charter is due to expire in June, and their clumsy attempts to “rebrand” themselves as a friend to small business in order to curry favor with a skeptical Congress rely on the same tired tropes they’ve been recycling for some time. Even worse for the bank, claiming they’re essential to small business’ success over and over again has not – as they had apparently hoped – magically made it true.

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