Saturday, July 3, 2010

States Want Opt-out Option on Ethanol

U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe, R-Oklahoma, will introduce legislation which would offer gas stations to decide whether or not they want to use gas without ethanol at the pump.

A draconian law will soon go into effect which will force everyone to offer gas with ethanol in it, even though many people don't want to put the stuff into their cars and equipment, because of the proven ethanol causes.

Some foolish and ignorant proponents of ethanol, for example, Terry Dietrich, President of American Farmers and Ranchers Insurance, say things like this, "We think it's high time that we quit fighting wars overseas and funding both sides. We've lost enough American soldiers."

This is so stupid as to not even be able to be taken seriously. In other words, all that oil in Afghanistan you mean? Is that why we need ethanol? Demagogues like this don't even attempt to use their brain when making their statements.

Some even pretend the proven higher costs of food coming from pushing ethanol isn't true either. That's an outright lie. Just ask the meat industry if that's what they have found out.

Just one way this happens is through the higher cost of feeding animals, which when we buy their meat, creates higher costs at the supermarket. How hard is that to understand.

Ethanol needs to be allowed to stand on its own, and the subsidies which make it survive need to be removed. Then we'll see if there's really a demand for it or not. I think we already know the answer to that.

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