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Obama´s Green Ethanol
Bureaucrats Starve The Poor

Investor´s Business Daily, by Editorial

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Posted By:SoCalGal, 1/8/2013 10:51:02 PM

Politics: At what point does environmental zeal descend into inhumane policy? Try the ethanol mandate, which is now creating a wave of state-sponsored hunger in poor countries like Guatemala as food is diverted to fuel. In a buried item in Saturday´s New York Times, Elisabeth Rosenthal reported that growing demand for biofuels in the U.S. is having a catastrophic impact on the small poor nations south of our border, such as Guatemala. The problem is not the usual suspect of the past — local socialist policies — but the socialism going on up north called the ethanol mandate,

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44% of our American corn crops are being burned as fuel. 44%!!!

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: oh-heck, 1/8/2013 11:08:05 PM     (No. 9106168)

I read recently that the US is importing corn from Brazil. What is incredible is that it would be smarter and far cheaper overall to import ethanol which is produced at lower cost from sugar in Brazil. Only a combination of tariffs and subsidies keep that from happening. Instead, we pay more for food AND gasoline.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Ribicon, 1/8/2013 11:13:38 PM     (No. 9106176)

An article posted here yesterday shows that we´re importing corn to Georgia for animal feed, seeing how domestic corn is in such short supply.

Disingenuous of IBD to blame Emperor Zero for the Renewable Fuel Act of 2007, though. The ever-escalating, inescapable biofuels mandate (along with boondoggle "investments" in switchgrass) was a centerpiece of the previous president´s energy policy; I remember hollering at the television during that State of the Union address.

GOP House could also defund EPA to stop this, but that is a pipe dream, sadly for us.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: bluefindad, 1/8/2013 11:47:24 PM     (No. 9106210)

Green insanity.

I flew over a portion of the Mojave desert today, looking down at huge flocks of massive wind turbines that were not turning. I pass through the area frequently, and it´s amazing how much of the time the wind is not blowing hard enough to turn the blades. It´s just like the corn/ethanol - it makes no economic sense.

Here´s the only explanation for green behavior that makes sense - The greens are awash with guilt. They wish to offer indulgences to atone for their sins.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: fritzilou, 1/9/2013 1:37:59 AM     (No. 9106276)

And, I just read in another article that biofuels cause pollution. Oh God, save us from these bureaucrats.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Trigger2, 1/9/2013 3:02:04 AM     (No. 9106322)

What? Another lie from Barry saying he cares about poor people when in reality he doesn´t? Actually, that sounds about right. Everytime he opens his mouth and proclaims something, he means the opposite.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: sudmuf, 1/10/2013 7:00:44 AM     (No. 9108387)

there isn´t a growing demand for biofuels in the U.S. The are being forced on us by government (a.k.a. tyranny) Te orinigal riots in Egypt that led to the eventual downfall of Mubarak were food riots. The price of corn went up because of ethanol use in the U.S. So controled food prices in Egypt had to rise also. Progressives don´t care if people starve. They believe the world is overpopulated anyway.

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