By Eric Boehm | Watchdog.org
MINNEAPOLIS — The Export-Import Bank puts billions of taxpayer dollars at risk to subsidize purchases by overseas companies, and it doesn’t do a good job of making those transactions transparent, either.
The Government Accountability Office whacked the Ex-Im bank in a report released last week for shoddy record-keeping and oversight of three [...]
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