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GOP Candidates Continue to Toss Money Down Cornhole

The really big difference between Republican and Democrat handout recipients is their ability to be sympathetically photogenic. When pressed, the average Democrat welfare recipient can hide the flat–screen TV, stash the cellphone in a drawer and refrain from cigarette smoking. And it’s not too much trouble to pretend to fill out the job application or limp convincingly to prove the ...

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The RFS Ethanol Mandate – and the Drought


A federal tax credit for ethanol, created more than 30 years ago, expired on Saturday, December 31, 2011. During the past more than 30 years, the federal government provided more than $20 billion in subsidies for the use of ethanol. Most U.S. ethanol is produced from corn. That’s all well and good, but…subsidies (in the form of tax credits) for ...

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The Obama Effect

The following chart shows a comparison of prices of certain commodities from January, 2009 when Obama took office to the prices of the same commodities in January, 2011.             Sourcing is footnoted.             Leftist should take a lot of tranquilizers before reading this chart. Just take this last item: In the last two years we have accumulated national debt at ...

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When Corn Prices Rise Our Government .. Regulates Food

Welcome to Bazaaro-world – otherwise known as the United States with a liberal Congress. A November 18th Bloomberg article illustrates what’s happening: China’s State Council said on its website yesterday that price caps will be used on “important daily necessities” and production materials, if necessary. U.S. soybean inventories before next year’s harvest will be 30 percent less than forecast in ...

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Ethanol: What They Aren’t Telling You

Most information on Ethanol presents the corn-based fuel as a panacea for the worlds pollution woes, a green-jobs creator, and a needed boost to American farmers.  Digging into these claims brings some interesting data points to the surface. The American Coalition for Ethanol touts ethanol as: ..a high octane, clean burning, American-made renewable fuel. Its production and use offer a ...

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