Here’s a little Paul Ryan “thinking” game, because thinking beats the hell out of reality.
I’m thinking there’s a reason Republicans love policy wonk Paul Ryan's corporate shilling; he's really good at it.
When GE announce the loss of 350 jobs in their Waukesha plant, they gave a very specific reason:
The company blamed Congress for its failure to reauthorize the U.S. Export-Import Bank, an institution that finances sales of U.S. industrial equipment to overseas customers.
Now I'm "thinking” we lost those jobs because Republicans defunded the EXIM Bank.
Well, here’s what Paul Ryan thinks:
Rep. Paul Ryan said Monday he doesn't think the shuttering of the Export-Import Bank was the only reason General Electric Co. says it will stop manufacturing engines in Waukesha and move that work to Canada.
So forget what GE said, Ryan "thinks" there's another reason that coincidentally relates to something he’s working on: cutting the corporate tax rate. In fact, Ryan “can’t help but think” out loud while tearing up over
the job losses corporate tax rates. WKOW:
"I think it's horrible that these workers are being laid off at GE and I can't help but think that there have to be other reasons. Canada has a 15% tax rate and we have a 35% tax rate to name one reason,"
And Canada has its own version of the EXIM Bank too, but "I can’t help but think” Ryan wants us to think otherwise.
Think he’s using the threat of job losses via EXIM to get a corporate tax cut pushed through?