Mr. arling your article reaffirms my opinion that journalism as a profession should be rated slightly above child molesters, but certainly below bank robbers. The ignorance of the subject matter in dealing with foreign business is truly appalling. Your attitude as well as the banks that did actually take bailout money is the reason that we continue to lose manufacturing jobs in the USA. All of the competition in foreign markets is from companies that if not totally owned by their governments are at least partly owned. In order to compete in this market,it doesn't matter whether an American company can deliver a better product, but who is controlling the financing. The Ex-Im bank may the the only US government entity that helps.