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View Poll Results: Did we subsidize ethanol with tax breaks?
Yes 8 100.00%
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Old 12-07-2012, 07:45 AM
 
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Did we subsidize ethanol because we taxed it 45 cents per gallon less than gasoline at the pump?

Yes or No?
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Old 12-07-2012, 07:44 PM
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Not only that, but we gave a lot of subsidies to ethanol refineries and to corn growers.
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:17 PM
 
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Don't forget the mandate for ethanol to be included in most gasoline. That's the outcome of Iowa having so much sway over presidential politics. No politician will say no to them.
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Old 12-08-2012, 07:24 AM
 
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Watch 'King Corn' a documentary on GMO corn subsidies.
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Old 12-08-2012, 03:24 PM
 
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That 10% is not doing much to reduce the consumption of oil and results in lower fuel efficiency, so the only good reason for it is to help growers and producers.
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Old 12-08-2012, 03:46 PM
 
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Of course we (the politicians ) subsidized it. A better poll would be Should we continue subsidizing it?
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Old 12-08-2012, 06:30 PM
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Originally Posted by pvande55 View Post
Of course we (the politicians ) subsidized it. A better poll would be Should we continue subsidizing it?
Or better yet, should we continue picking winners and losers? ...or in Obama's case: losers and losers.
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:11 PM
 
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Or better yet, should we continue picking winners and losers? ...or in Obama's case: losers and losers.
Does that even make sense to you? It sounds like you stole talking points from 3rd graders teasing each other.
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:43 PM
 
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One only has to look at consumers reports testing in same vehicles to see they found it gave 27% less milage than other additive per tank. The industry itself then produced claims of 20% less . We noiw use 20% of the corn prodcued which drives up food prices and still we import ethnol from Brizil. Corn produced ethnol never made any sense except for the corn industry of growers.We even have to give them tax loopholes to survive even then.
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