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Why Hillary Clinton Loves the Export Import Bank
12/17/2014 at 05:32 am - David Williams


This article appeared in The Daily Caller on December 2, 2014

When you’re exploring a run for the presidency, it’s never too early to start buttering up potential campaign donors. That is likely what Hillary Clinton had in mind when she used a seemingly innocuous conference on women and girls in Little Rock, Arkansas as a platform to plug the controversial Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank of the United States. Clinton announced that she was “a very strong supporter of the Ex-Im Bank, because it is a tool for us to be competitive in order to support our businesses exporting.” She then dismissed the argument of “those who wish to end the role of the Export-Import Bank,” saying “it’s not based on evidence, it’s based on ideology.” Mrs. Clinton was presumably not just aiming to bolster the embattled bank itself, which came under attack this summer for, among other things, filling corporate coffers with taxpayer backed dollars and threatening American jobs. The former Secretary of State – whose coronation as the Democratic nominee in 2016 is generally assumed at this point – likely intended to send positive signals to a longtime mutual friend she and the bank share: the Boeing Corporation.

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