The answer: Any tool that increases Washington's
involvement in big business — here and abroad —
creates opportunities for politicians to demand
tribute from corporate and government coffers and
increase political control over business. Ex-Im is a
goldmine for a transactional politician like Hillary.
ALWAYS A SERVANT OF BANKSTERS....
Goldman Sachs is part of this story, too. In the summer of 2011,
Goldman Sachs hired a K Street firm to lobby the State Department
on Ex-Im. That fall, Ex-Im approved a $75.8 million loan to a state-
owned Chinese bank so it could buy private jets from Hawker
Beechcraft, a jetmaker owned largely by Goldman at the time.
Secretary Clinton at that time praised her deputy, former Goldman
vice president Robert Hormats, for "coordinating with the Export-
Import Bank," on international trade and development issues.