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Santorum: Unlike Other Republicans, ‘I’m a Supporter of the Ex-Im Bank’

Seeking to distinguish himself from the rest of the Republican primary pack, Rick Santorum said he favors reviving the Export-Import Bank during tonight’s undercard debate. He said the bank boosts American jobs: 

I’m one of the few people up here who believes we need a level playing field when it comes to manufacturing. That means a good tax code, regulatory en­vi­ron­ment, low energy prices, better opportunities for workers to get training, and also, I’m a supporter of the Ex-Im bank. Everybody else in the entire field is opposed to it. Why — how can you come out and say I’m for manufacturing when a majority of Republican congressmen and senators supported the Ex-Im bank because it means jobs for American workers here in America? The fact is we’ve seen already GE lose jobs here in America, and just move the jobs to France and Hungary. We have a right as a coun­try to compete with other coun­tries that have export financing. Every major manufacturer, 60 coun­tries com­petes against America, wants to take our jobs, and we have every Republican candidate. Want to talk about communicating to workers here in Wisconsin?

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