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House Passes Ex-Im Bank Bill, 330-93

Posted on May. 09, 12 | 03:53 PM by Andrew Roth | Topic: Government Spending
The reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank, which is like the Fannie Mae of international trade, passed the House today by a huge margin.  Thankfully, 93 members voted against it.  This vote provides a great contrast between "pro-business" lawmakers (who support subsidies and bailouts) and "pro-free market" lawmakers (who oppose subsidies and bailouts).

Rep. Tom McClintock, always a Club favorite, voted NO.  Here's his floor speech:


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New Chocola Op-Ed On The Export-Import Bank

Posted on Apr. 09, 12 | 09:31 AM by Barney Keller | Topic: Government Spending
Club for Growth President Chris Chocola had an Op-Ed in the Sunday Richmond Times-Dispatch, the home paper of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, discussing the Export-Import Bank:

We have always been a nation of free enterprise. It has set us apart from most others and allowed us to lead the world in innovation and entrepreneurialism. But today, those underpinnings of our success are under threat. Government has become a behemoth that is overtaking industries and distorting markets in such a way that competition and self-reliance as we know it are barely recognizable.

The reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank is a case study in Washington bureaucrats picking winners and losers and interfering with the free market. It's corporate welfare that is hurting economic growth and costing our nation jobs in one of the most stagnant economies in American history.

Click here to read the whole article.
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NAT GAS Act is a Boone-Doggle!

Posted on Feb. 29, 12 | 08:40 AM by Andrew Roth | Topic: Government Spending
The Wall Street Journal has a great editorial yesterday about the NAT GAS Act:

Something about energy policy causes Republicans and even many conservatives to abandon every free-market principle they claim to believe and embrace corporate welfare. The latest example comes courtesy of our sometime intellectual ally, Texas billionaire Boone Pickens, who is pushing the Nat Gas Act.

Mr. Pickens wants to pour subsidies on the production and purchase of vehicles that use natural gas as a transportation fuel. With conventional gasoline prices approaching $4 a gallon in many markets, this is the hottest energy fad in Washington and has had as many as 180 House co-sponsors, including, at last count, 72 Republicans.
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Most Awkward Moment on the Campaign Trail

Posted on Feb. 21, 12 | 08:37 AM by Andrew Roth | Topic: Government Spending
From the LA Times, via POLITICO's Morning Score:

"As [Romney] slammed [Santorum] for repeatedly voting to raise the debt ceiling [in Newton Ohio] on [Monday], he was standing alongside Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio who has also cast several ballots to raise the cap on the nation's debt," per the Los Angeles Times. "The former Massachusetts governor praised Portman for not being like other Republicans who went to Washington and embraced the capital's free-spending ways. But Portman, during his time in the Senate and the House of Representatives, repeatedly voted to raise the debt ceiling, most recently in August."
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Imported from Detroit. Bailed out by Washington. Paid for by you.

Posted on Feb. 08, 12 | 09:45 AM by Barney Keller | Topic: Government Spending
 
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Cut, Cap, and Balance!

Posted on Jun. 22, 11 | 10:41 AM by Andrew Roth | Topic: Government Spending

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Barbara Boxer reads letter from AFL-CIO in favor of EDA reauthorization

Posted on Jun. 07, 11 | 03:16 PM by Barney Keller | Topic: Government Spending
Click here to read the Club for Growth's "Key Vote Alert" against the EDA.

 
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Increasing the Debt Limit - FAIL

Posted on Jun. 01, 11 | 07:56 AM by Andrew Roth | Topic: Government Spending
To illustrate their point that deep spending cuts and budget reforms need to be enacted, House GOP leaders scheduled a vote on a clean increase in the debt limit knowing that it would fail.  And last night, it failed miserably.

The tally was 97-318.

Now that it's been established that a clean increase is not in the cards, it's time to talk about what is acceptable in exchange for an increase.  For that, the Club for Growth strongly supports the RSC's Cut, Cap, and Balance plan.
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Sen. Toomey Gives a Speech on the Debt Limit at AEI

Posted on May. 18, 11 | 03:21 PM by Andrew Roth | Topic: Government Spending

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The Club's Andy Roth on CSPAN

Posted on Apr. 22, 11 | 12:33 PM by Andrew Roth | Topic: Government Spending

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Politico Interviews the Club's Andy Roth on the Debt Limit Debate

Posted on Apr. 21, 11 | 01:42 PM by Andrew Roth | Topic: Government Spending

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