The INDIANS brought a bumper crop of corn. CORN. Who doesn’t like corn? It feeds the world, and the corn here in the United States has been feeding the world for quite some time now.
When President George W. Bush said he was going to give money to the farmers to develop FUEL out of corn instead of using it for food, let’s just say, I thought he was drinking again. Hourly. Hard Vodka.
Really? Haven’t we been hearing from the acid trippers who grew up and took over the country that there are just too many people in the world?
The world’s population is growing so, therefore, we need more food. And the U.S. government mandated to make that corn into ethanol.
The outcry from our Congress on the suggestion that we take our nation’s food and make it into fuel was so strong and powerful, it was like a shot heard round the world!
Well, that’s because…it didn’t happen. Nobody even peeped.
Thanks to the ethanol mandate, more than 40 percent of the nation’s corn crop now goes into the production of a useless fuel that hardly anyone would buy if the government didn’t require it. That’s up from just 17 percent in 2005, before the mandate went into effect. Only 36 percent of the corn crop now goes for feed, and 24 percent goes for food. The higher corn prices caused by the mandate and the drought have also driven up the price of ethanol by 33 percent since May, which means — again, thanks to the mandate — higher gas prices at the pump.
But even environmentalists rejected ethanol long ago, when scientists established that it actually increases carbon and smog emissions.
This excerpt from an email: (Thanks to Tom Beebe)
This is another government program that does more harm and no good. The purpose was to save fuel, however since the ethanol has to be added later, it has to be trucked to the distribution site, (more diesel) then added at that time and trucked again to the local filling stations. With a 10% decrease in gas mileage, it causes a 10 increase in fuel consumption plus the extra cost of manufacturing and distribution of the ethanol. It has caused world food prices to sky rocket, and now with the drought in the mid-west, those costs are going to be even higher. The ethanol business could not survive if it were not for the federal mandate. Another government idea run amuck. Another problem that was mentioned, is that the hoses are rotting and leaking on engines and starting fires. It does seem that more cars are burning up in the last few years.
It turns out gasoline with ethanol does not give as good of a gas mileage as pure gasoline, most are saying a 10% decrease in gas mileage. Plus the ethanol is corrosive to rings pistons and valves over time (decreasing mileage even more), not to even mention the problem of letting set around a while.
So…not only are we paying more for gas, we will be paying more for just about EVERYTHING ELSE, because our politicians are either:
1. Idiots, and are getting greedy paybacks and votes to mandate our food to be turned into useless fuel…
2. Not idiots, because they real agenda is to destroy half the planet, because in doing so, they will all get richer.
3. Both of the above.
Too bad we can’t fire them all.
Why, he’s giving money to all the farmers who lost their crops, because THAT will get their vote!
Face it, he just likes to give out money.
President Barack Obama, campaigning in Iowa today, announced $170 million in government meat purchases to help farmers struck by drought, helping to send hog prices to a one-week high.
The purchase of as much as $100 million of pork, $50 million of chicken, and $10 million each of lamb and catfish come on top of $30 million in assistance announced last week. Farmers and ranchers are struggling with the worst combination of heat and dryness since the 1950s, the administration said.
Add that to the billions of dollars he sent to black farmers (who were not really farmers) and you have a cash cow called the American Taxpayer to help buy you votes.
The Office of the President has gotten WAY too much power.
Maybe we do need a Queen.