The Real Story Behind the Small Business the Export-Import Bank Claims It Built

Main St. Agenda by from Daily Signal, June 4, 2014

Officials of the Export-Import Bank have gotten themselves into quite a pickle. The “small business” they continuously showcase as proof of their success actually has a different history than the promotional version.

In a variety of videos, press releases, news accounts and blogs, bank Chairman and President Phil Hochberg extols Ex-Im for transforming Miss Jenny’s Pickles from a small town startup to an international brand. As he said in his remarks to the bank’s 2013 annual convention: “Their story is what Ex-Im is all about.”

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