April 27, 2012 3:30PM

House Republicans—Including ‘Tea Partiers’—Support Ex‐​Im

A group of 30 House Republicans, including a few members who ran as Tea Partiers according to this article by CQ, have sent a letter to the House Republican leadership calling for the reauthorization of the Export‐​Import Bank. (I’ve written here and here on why that’s a bad idea.) Their names are right there at the bottom, folks.

The signatories trot out the usual talking points in support of the bank, including the pretty easily debunked line that it “returns money to the U.S. Treasury,” and plenty of mercantalist nonsense. I wonder which part of the limited government, free market philosophy supposedly guiding the Tea Party movement would justify a government agency that acts as financier to some of the largest corporations in America?