February 17, 2012 9:05AM

President Obama To Promote Possibly Limitless Corporate Welfare

The Wall Street Journal reports today that President Obama will formally announce his intention to let Beijing set U.S. export credit policy [$] at, fittingly enough, a Boeing plant. Boeing is obviously feeling a bit of political heat about the fact it benefits from almost half of Ex-Im's disbursements, though, so they are pledging to commit more than $700 million to small business so they can better access credit. They've also stepped up their lobbying efforts, this time hiring a Republican-aligned lobbying firm to help them squash some mutinous feeling among Republican ranks.

Here's Don Boudreaux's take; spot-on, as usual.