corporate welfare

Conservatives Kill Tesla’s Federal Subsidy, But Democrat States Continue Elon’s Gravy Train

President Trump heroically told Pelosi that he wouldn't sign the tax extender bill if it included the Tesla subsidy. And the Speaker folded. However, it appears Democrats at the state level will continue Elon Musk’s taxpayer gravy train, because California, Nevada and New York are still subsidizing Tesla to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars.

Trump To Lead Fight Against Socialism

In conversation with White House staff it has been made clear that the President’s remarks at CPAC about socialism were not just an example of preaching to the choir and that the administration considers the Democrats’ move to the Far Left to be a serious challenge that was observed coming a long way off and would be confronted at every opportunity.

Some ‘Big Ideas’ for the President Two Years In

Doug Bandow, The American Spectator

Whether the president is able to win reelection remains a huge question. Satisfying his base is not enough. He needs to win votes from those who might not have warmed to him personally. Cut Corporate Welfare. Defend America. Stand up for the First Amendment and the values behind it. Separate immigration from citizenship. Challenge business, cutural, and political elites to get to know America. Make the Democrats fight him on his own ground. As the next presidential election comes into focus, politics is only going to grow even more bitter. The president needs to do more than simply repeat his old talking points. If he wants both to change America and get reelected, he needs to advance some grand new ideas.

Put down the shovel, President Trump, and pick up a machete

Editors, Washington Examiner

Trump has a fondness for business-government deals, as he showed with his subsidy package for Carrier in Indiana. The instinct to help employers may be laudable, but Trump’s duty is not to Carrier, Boeing, or Foxconn. It's to all workers. Subsidies cannot stimulate the whole economy. It takes a rising economic tide to lift all boats. The best way to ensure economic boom times is for Trump to put down the shovel and pick up the machete needed to hack away regulations and taxes that choke investment.

Tea Party starts to circle Export-Import Bank

Kevin Cirilli, The Hill

Tea Party groups are increasing pressure on House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) not to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank, whose charter expires June 30 unless Congress acts.Tea Partyers and prominent Republicans such as Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) argue that the bank is a form of corporate welfare for big businesses.

Pre-Election Conservative Agenda Item: Stop Ex-Im Bank Extension

Special interests, such as the US Chamber of Commerce are furious with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, claiming he is “appeasing the Tea Party” by joining the opposition to extending the Ex-Im bank, conservatives must work to hold and firm-up his support for our position. Tell Kevin McCarthy to oppose the reauthorization of the Ex-Im Bank: sign and share our petition now.

US Chamber of Commerce is Not Winning

Streiff, Red State

Big business as personified by the Chamber of Commerce has become anti-liberty and a purveyor of corporate welfare and crony capitalism. What the Chamber should be discovering is that even if their preferred candidates win, they can only do so by adopting most conservative positions. 

Close the Export-Import Bank, Fount of Corporate Welfare

The ExIm Bank is corporate welfare at its worst. Boeing alone typically accounts for more than 40 percent of the Bank’s credit activities.  Corporate behemoths General Electric, Lockheed Martin, Dow Chemical, Bechtel, John Deere, and Caterpillar regularly join Boeing at the federal trough.

How’s This for a Bold Contrast?

Daniel Horowitz, Madison Project

Amnesty, earmarks, and corporate welfare – that is the establishment campaign message for 2014. We can support the better alternatives in the open seats and against Democrat incumbents.

Republicans Attack Corporate Pork

Timothy Carney, Washington Examiner

Republicans have finally gone beyond mere talk in addressing the problem of crony capitalism.