Monday, May 12, 2014

On John McCain, Hillary Clinton, And Ethanol

Both of these two Senators were adamantly (and admirably, from my perspective) opposed to the corn ethanol ripoff (which ended up costing taxpayers tens of billions of dollars) of the early and mid 2000s....until, UNTIL, they decided to run for President, and then they suddenly found religion on it and damned if they didn't start pimping themselves all over the corn state of Iowa (who's the idiot who decided to make THAT the first caucus?). You want to know why the country is fucked? Multiply this by the hundreds of other special interest groups (banks, sugar, unions, environmentalists, the Military Industrial Complex, etc., etc.) and maybe there's the answer, folks.

4 comments:

BB-Idaho said...

We could probably say "all interests are special interests"
when it comes to politics.

Jerry Critter said...

All the more reason to eliminate business political contributions. It is bad enough that they spend millions of dollars on lobbyists.

Rational Nation USA said...

Yep, that's true BB Idaho. Unfortunately they are not always rational.

Will "take no prisoners" Hart said...

My favorite example, guys, is the sugar scam/subsidy. This industry gets a $4 billion a year subsidy and the end result is an $8 billion a year cost on the sugar USING industries. That is ludicrous and the 4 of us need to put our heads together here.