Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Even for politicians

Ideology seeks to trump geography as California's fairly liberal Senator Feinstein joins with right winger Senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma to repeal the massive government support for ethanol. Wouldn't it be something if common sense prevailed? Commenters find the current policy ridiculous "even for politicians." We'll see if some of these policies can finally be laid to rest.

1 comment:

  1. We need subsidies like the ones we have in place for ethanol so we can start to cut down on foreign spending (for oil). Yes it may raise taxes in other place but it is far from "corporate welfare". If we cut down on Ethanol subsidies prices for E85 will go up which will push the demand for gasoline even higher. People must realize that keeping gasoline alternatives low (when they are substitutes and not compliments) keep gasoline prices low (relatively) as well.