The Lying McConnell is Trying to Revive a Govt Agency

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This is the closest thing to a unicorn we’ve ever seen. A government agency has shut its doors, and we have a small window of time to ensure that it stays that way! We’re talking about the Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has continuously opposed the reauthorization of Ex-Im publicly, but today he decided he will allow the Highway Bill to come to the floor with only two amendments – an amendment to repeal Obamacare and an amendment to reauthorize Ex-Im. We know the Obamacare vote is a show vote because it would require 60 votes to pass. This is the Senate Majority Leader’s way of trying to appease conservatives, while simultaneously allowing the crony Ex-Im bank to be reauthorized.

This suggests that the Senate Majority Leader has been lying when he has voiced his opposition to the reauthorization of Ex-Im. His actions today are about as much proof as you need to come to that conclusion.

But, earlier today on the Senate floor, Senator Ted Cruz laid out the case for why Mitch McConnell is lying to all of us.

Please call Republican Senators AND Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and tell them not to allow the Export Import (Ex-Im) Bank to be reauthorized.

Sen. Mitch McConnell: 844-501-2764
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It isn’t every day that you can say that a government program has been closed – especially one that amounted to nothing more than crony-corporate welfare like the Export-Import Bank.

In large part due to your efforts, the House of Representatives allowed the Ex-Im Bank authorization to lapse earlier this year. Lobbyists on K Street are now working extra hard and doling out big bucks to pressure the Senate into reauthorizing it.

We’re not in the clear yet.

We have a very limited amount of time to encourage Senate Republicans and Majority Leader McConnell to stand up for the free markets that they all claim to support and stop this crony-corporate welfare program from being reauthorized.

Please call Majority Leader McConnell and tell him to stop lying to the American people. Tell him NOT to allow the reauthorization of Ex-Im and instead to vote to end the Congressional Exemption from Obamacare. Call the other Republican Senators and tell them to take a stand for free markets and allow the crony-corporate welfare bank to end. Tell them to focus on something the American people actually care about like ending the Congressional Exemption from Obamacare.

Sen. Mitch McConnell: 844-501-2764
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The lobbyists are spending millions to ensure this government program is resurrected. Our only line of defense is to melt the phone lines and make these Senators see that it is in their best interest NOT to reauthorize Ex-Im.

Seriously; look at this screen capture of the Ex-Im website. This is about as close as we’ll get to ever seeing a real life unicorn. A government agency has actually shut its doors, and it’s up to us to make sure those doors never re-open. Call Now!



(Photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore)