Skip to comments.Iowa ethanol industry celebrates Romney-Santorum
Posted on 01/05/2012 1:35:21 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
..........."Romney and Santorum (like Gingrich and Obama) both go 4-for-4 on the ethanol lobby's scorecard. Paul goes 2-for-4 because he would cut oil subsidies and allow 15-percent ethanol blends to be sold, but opposes the mandate and other subsidies. Rick Perry went 0-for-4."
(Excerpt) Read more at campaign2012.washingtonexaminer.com ...
It makes it clear that the Herald Examiner has an axe to grind with regard to Santorum. Santorum has never taken any farm subsidies, but the Herald Examiner finds it valid to take Santorum to task on the issue, even though Perry is the only person to get tens of thousands of farm subsidy dollars.
And thank you for yours. I think the readers will find it interesting who the only candidate to get tens of thousands of dollars was. And as you state, it’s very important information to get out there.
15-percent ethanol blends to be sold?
When 10% ethanol was forced on us my mileage dropped by 10%. Will I lose another 5% if this happens?
I imagine it is important to note that Rick Perry hails from a farming family, farmed himself and was TX AG Commissioner (and an Texas A&M graduate).
This background would make him especially sensitive and cognizant of how the government traps people with their handouts and why he is so 10th Amendment. All his views have been shaped with this knowledge — education, energy, commerce, border security etc.
Think about it.
Rick Perry won the AG seat from Jim Hightower by backing the farmers against the Left’s encroaching “EPA” type dictates and regulations - he has watched how the federal government has choked excellence, enterprise and innovation out of the American people and wants it to stop.
Think about it.
Anything the feds manipulate, costs us.
Yep, it sure seems that way.
Rick Perry received $72,687 worth of farm subsidies. He advocated for farm subsidies as the Texas Agricultural Commissioner. In the mid 1990s he changed his tune.
I do not support ethanol subsidies, but that does not change the fact that Rick Perry is the only candidate who has taken farm subsidy payments from the federal government.
Yes other candidate still do support ethanol subsidies. I do think those subsidies are about to be done away with, if they haven’t been already. That causes me to have less concern about them.
I would say that Perry’s $72,687 dollar payments were an excellent education on the subject.
Perhaps Santorum would be smarter on the subject if he had gotten that type of cash payments.
Interesting. That explains a lot. Still, I’m proud of Perry that he came out and said the truth to them instead of lying and pandering.
Facts are pesky things!!!!
Well, they are for both sides here. I just get tired of folks trying to make mileage off something their own guy has dirty hands on.
Santorum is wrong on this one. That hasn’t a chance in hell of making me change my support to a guy who actually got over $70 thousand dollars in farm subsidy payments, and that’s the rub.
Check this out for a little late night humor.
You mean like Santorum's "cyber-schooling" settlement?
"....State agrees to pay Penn Hills schools for Santorum Saturday, September 02, 2006 - By Eleanor Chute and James O'Toole, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The state Department of Education has agreed to pay the Penn Hills School District $55,000 to settle a dispute over whether the school district should have paid for cyber schooling for the children of U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum.
The Penn Hills school board is expected to vote Sept. 12 on whether to accept the settlement.
Mr. McDonald said the agreement will save taxpayers money by avoiding a lengthy legal dispute.
Penn Hills school board member Erin Vecchio, who questioned the senator's residency in fall 2004, said, "It should have been Rick who had to pay it back."
Ms. Vecchio, also chair of the Democratic Party in Penn Hills, said the fact that there has been no ruling on his residency "tells me nobody has the nerve to do that."... Source
While emphasizing that the senator was not a formal party to the case, Robert Traynham, a spokesman for Mr. Santorum, said, "We are very pleased that the three parties -- the state, Penn Hills and the charter school -- were able to settle their differences.''
Asked to respond to Ms. Vecchio's claim that the senator should have been held personally liable for the tuition payments, Mr. Traynham said, "I'm not going to dignify the chair of the Democratic Party in Penn Hills by commenting on that.''
But of course you will huh.
Of course CW will. She will cheerfully adapt any ol' Dem talking point to tear down a candidate who is running ahead of Perry. I guess she won't be happy until all candidates are as unviable as he has made himself.
Of course it's IMPORTANT! You MUST tear down the other candidates! Perry sure as heck ain't getting back in the race on his own merits!
Complain all you want dirtboy.
This primary is important and we need the nominee who is going to tear down this wall of government that has been built to enslave us.
That person is Gov. Rick Perry.
Funny how you demand the right to tear down other candidates while calling it vetting, yet whine when I vet your own sources, hypocrite.
Farmers don’t turn down farm subsidies. If they do, they are out of business. Ignore the ankle-biters and let them enjoy their flavor-of-the-month. Santorum will be gone soon enough.
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