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Because of the 2007 government mandate to sell 36 billion gallons of ethanol by 2022, EPA is set to boost the required percentage of ethanol in gasoline from 10 to 15 percent this summer and that means:

  • billions of dollars more in government subsidies for companies that grow corn and convert it into ethanol
  • higher gasoline prices
  • higher prices for most food items at grocery stores and restaurants
  • increased prices for corn (18 cents a barrel), wheat (15 cents a barrel), and soybeans (28 cents a barrel)
  • reduced gas mileage for America’s cars across the board by 5.3 percent
  • more repairs for engines not designed to run on 15 percent ethanol and because vehicle warranties won’t cover the damage caused by unapproved fuels, drivers will foot repair costs.
  • added costs for consumers at gas stations where owners will have to replace pumps and underground storage tanks that meet certification standards for the elevated ethanol levels.
  • added food costs as growers shift additional farm land away from food producing to take advantage of government-subsidized ethanol production instead of food.

For more information, read the Washington Times editorial Stop ‘Big Corn’

I.M. Kane

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No mandatory health care, trillions of new jobs, and low-emission unicorns. Brother O is the greatest progressive Democrat ever! And what a magnificent job the congressional Democrats have done so far, and to think they’re just getting started!

Those of us who didn’t vote for change in 2008 are forced to admit that we lacked the intelligence, vision, and insight needed to see the remarkable progressive miracle ahead that would heal our nation and rejuvenate the economy. Forgive us mere mortals that we are, we feel like such asses.  The Democrats’ progressive policies have worked so well that there’s little left to criticize without coming off as a sniveling, nitpicking whiner.   

Republicans have tasted crow for the main course and humble pie for dessert … well done Democrat voters! Well done indeed.

 


 

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