Several constituents contacted the Earl and voiced their opposition to reviving the Export Import Bank and like most of the ruling elites, he glossed over any of their objections and gave the following defense for his support.
The disconnect of the leaders from those they REIGN over continues unabated...
Freaky Fridays Letters From Leaders is a new edition on the Sentinel that will focus on the letters citizens receive from their elite and disconnected legislators. Their disconnect from the average American can be seen in their form letters sent to citizens on any given issue. They need to be called out for their laziness, their deception, and their general indifference to the concerns citizens have. THE PEOPLE are way ahead of their leaders these days and no form letter is going to assuage the concerns we have about our country marching down the road of progressivism with the help of our Republican leaders.
Thank you for contacting me regarding the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im). I appreciate hearing your views and welcome the opportunity to respond. (Ummm no you don't. That's obvious by your lame form letter and your not addressing the concerns any of your constituents voiced.)
Since its inception, Ex-Im Bank has assisted in advancing our exports and has supported American job creation, filling a critical gap in the market.(Since it's inception, Ex-Im Bank has assisted all of the crony capitalist's men propping themselves up by exploiting the taxpayer to back up their crony capitalist schemes like Enron...REMEMBER THEM?) There's no denying it is time for Congress to overhaul this outdated agency to make it more accountable and transparent, while requiring it to be more solvent and self-sufficient in order to reduce the burden to the taxpayer. These necessary reforms will protect the taxpayer and allow Ex-Im Bank to support American job growth. (So one way you can reduce the burden on the taxpayer for these risky loans is to END the bank. No need to overhaul an outdated agency when you can just end it. Let's be real...this bank is so the Dukes and Earls of the Capitol District can play monopoly money and reward their donors for donating to ...well ....people like YOU! WOW! That's an amazing scheme you got going on there. If only Al CAPONE had known that all he needed to avoid prison for his schemes was to get elected to Congress where it's not legal if we write the rules right? Just ask Jon Corzine)
When U.S. manufacturers make things here in America and sell them overseas, American workers reap the benefits. (Uhuh yes they do captain obvious IT'S CALLED A FREE MARKET, strangely enough, you don't need the Ex-Im Bank for U.S manufacturers to make things here and sell them overseas.) In fact, exports have strengthened the U.S. economy since the recession, expanding from 11 percent of our gross domestic product in 2009 to 13.5 percent in 2014. Increased exports have helped companies seize growth opportunities overseas, which, in turn, drive job growth in Tennessee and in communities across the country. (Well thank you for more proof on how the free market actually works and it seems G.E. and others, who benefit most from the Ex-Im Bank have done swimmingly without the bank ...check this out...In three months without Export-Import Bank, General Electric soars)
In addition to supporting job creation, Ex-Im Bank plays an important role in correcting a growing, competitive disadvantage facing American businesses against countries like China.(Ummm have we made up for the money we lost with Enron? I didn't think so...) Between 2005 and 2013, China's export credit agency increased 867 percent as they secured multiple large export deals. Congress must ensure that U.S. exporters have a seat at the table and are able to compete fairly in growing markets to win business. By supporting U.S. businesses Ex-Im Bank also supports U.S. jobs. (Well those last few sentences are jibberish to me but I have a theory...Funny how the Iran deal gets passed with the help from another Tennessean, the Earl of Chattanooga (Bailout Bob Corker), coincidentally around the time that Iran needs about 400 wide-body Boeing jets.... I'm sure this is all just one billion dollar coincidinc right? And hey, how nice would it be if the good ol Ex-Im Bank was revived and it could dole out a whole bunch of risky loans for the biggest state sponor of terror...Iran?)
Those who advocate for ending the bank overlook the fact that it has filled a glaring void in private-sector financing by providing critical access to capital for businesses for the past eight decades. (A giant glaring void like Enron or is that not the glaring void you were looking for? Hmmm Critical access you say...humbug! The only critical access you are referring to is your donor class which will gain critical access to you when they want you to know the right way to vote and since only 10% of those donating to you come from Tn we understand where your allegiance lies as much we have disdain for it) It also ignores the contributions of exports to our broader economy as we emerge from a financial crisis that crippled many of our nation's most vibrant sectors. (Emerge from a financial crisis???WHEN DID THAT TAKE PLACE??? Oh perhaps you mean the financialization of our economy which stole from the savers and our posterity to enrich the pockets of the 1%. WE HAVE 94,000,000 million Americans not in the workforce so please...stop spewing the media's talking points...if you haven't noticed...no one believes them anymore.)
With my Ex-Im Bank reform legislation, Congress has the opportunity to change the tide. The implementation of 31 significant reforms focused on minimizing tax-payer risk, enhancing accountability, and supporting job growth, will allow Congress the ability to fortify the bank and ensure Ex-Im is able to support American jobs for years to come. (Please Sir CAN I HAVE SOME MORE LIES? 31 reforms for a crony capitalist scheme that should disappear into the corrupt cesspool out of which it was born???...The best way to decipher a letter from your leader is to replace the adjectives in the letter with their opposites...like this...With my Ex-Im Bank unreformed legislation, Congress has the misfortune to not change the tide. The implementation of 31 insignificant reforms focused on maximizing tax-payer risk, decreasing accountability, and crushing job growth, will deny Congress the ability to strengthen the bank and ensure Ex-Im is unable to support American jobs for years to come. Hey, it makes about as much sense as your letter.)
Thank you again for sharing your views on this important issue. If there is ever anything I can do for you, please don't hesitate to contact me. (Thanks again for sharing my views? Uhuh, the same ones you didn't even address? Right! Gotcha! Well, there is something you can do for me and so many other constituents and that is resign. I'm quite sure you aren't going to do that. Seriously, though, I am praying for a spiritual revival in D.C. for those leaders who actually might listen to God. Please lay a burden of truth and righteousness on those who might be open to receiving HIS guidance and that the ruling class would stop seeking and doing their own will and start doing the will of God. And if they don't, may they return to their districts where they belong and be replaced by real men/women of honor.)
Your Most Humble Earl of Frog Jump Stephen L. Fincher
Member of Congress.. (Or the Ruling Elite...same difference)
P.S. The Whigs were a party too...remember them? Yeah, not many people do...