Skip to comments.Santorum Called for Federal Ethanol Mandate
Posted on 03/11/2012 5:56:18 PM PDT by katiedidit1
"Another presidential candidate had an energy proposal back in 2008 as well. Former Senator Rick Santorums ideas, however, went an entirely different direction. Rather than increasing production, his solution was to reduce US oil appetite in an article he wrote, titled, Reducing U.S. oil appetite This is one cause that could be helped by smart mandates and taxing
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I’ve been moving into the Gingrich column for a few days. That clap-trap pushed me over. Too bad more of this wasn’t out before our primary.
Newt or nuthin’.
What we need is a government mandate! We need to mandate that all cars sold in the United States, starting with the 2010 model year, be flex-fuel vehicles that is, they should be able to run on a blend that is 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline (the so-called E85 blend), or even a coal-derived methanol/gas mixture. This mandate would cost a fraction of the new fuel economy standard with the added benefit of saving barrels more oil.
Yes thats right. Santorums answer to the energy crisis was corn.
Watching the Undefeated now...it is excellent! Breibart did a fantastic job. Found the post on Santorum on Sarahs facebook site:)
I hate to say it, but almost everyone has supported the ethanol mandate. A few exceptions, but not many. Why? Because unless you vote for farm subsidies, you will be thrown out of office in most of the farm states.
I remember back a number of decades ago, I’m not sure exactly when, when the Republicans voted to reduce farm subsidies. Those who did were thrown out of office, and the Democrats got an immediate majority in congress.
I HATE ethanol in the gas. But it’s going to be a huge job doing something about it.
Accept that the Senate has been run by a Mormon and vote for Willard over Zer0.
GO NEWT GO!
So much for him then.
Santorum is Huckabee 2.
Important to note..Santorum wants a MANDATE on corn used for fuel..Newt only wanted exploration...BIG difference.
“Yes thats right. Santorums answer to the energy crisis was corn. His response was to force car manufacturers to build vehicles that would rely on 85% ethanol ie, a corn byproduct. (And yes, Im aware that Gingrich supports ethanol (not mandating it, just exploring it as an option), an issue with which I strongly disagree with him.)
It seems an odd response from someone who says that on principle they dont agree with the government meddling in the private sector, doesnt it? So, he says he opposed the car company bailout because he didnt like the government interfering in the private sector, but hes A-okay with the government mandating all vehicles be ethanol-friendly?
Big difference..Newt did not favor a mandate..ONLY exploration...Santorum wants a govt mandate!
And? It was Newt that sat on the couch, with Nancy, not Santorum!
I think you should find some other issue to use, this one does not work well, for Newt.
Which is worse? Healthcare mandates supported by Newt, or Ethanol mandates supported by Santorum?
And Newt is pushing ethanol subsidies to this day.
Santorum even wrote an article on mandating ethanol..and raising taxes on gas. “Rather than increasing production, his solution was to reduce US oil appetite in an article he wrote, titled, Reducing U.S. oil appetite This is one cause that could be helped by smart mandates and taxing
Okay...the healthcare mandates are worse. Arrgghhh! I don’t know who to believe.
I still prefer Herman Cain.
Newt equals exploration...Santorum equals FORCED MANDATE AND HIGHER TAXES..also wants to reduce Americas appetite for oil
Newt sat on the couch..oh my. Santorum endorsed Spector and that is why we have Obamacare. They needed 60 votes and Arlen gave it to them. Also, Santorum endorsed Romney..fully aware of Mitts socialized medicine in Mass...much worse than sitting on the couch ...also, Santorum voted for Sotomyer..another liberal. Even McCain voted NO on her...3 strikes and he is OUT
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