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To: P-40

Could this industry survive without government subsidies? That's the test of whether it's an econmically beneficial industry. I strongly doubt that it would survive without tariffs, subsidies, and a transfer or cash flow from consumers to ethanol producers.


23 posted on 04/27/2006 12:10:15 PM PDT by defenderSD ( Wishing, hoping, and praying that Saddam will not nuke us is not a national security policy.)
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To: defenderSD

traansfer or cash flow = transfer of cash flow


24 posted on 04/27/2006 12:10:37 PM PDT by defenderSD ( Wishing, hoping, and praying that Saddam will not nuke us is not a national security policy.)
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To: defenderSD
Could this industry survive without government subsidies?

That remains to be seen. The subsidies going to the oil industry may be cut if the Democrats get their way. From what I understand, the subsidies from the energy bill were not all that much of a benefit to the big oil companies, just the smaller ones, which is most likely the alternative fuels market. Subsidies to farmers will not be affected; they never are.

This is an industry for government to get the ball rolling and then get out.
25 posted on 04/27/2006 12:16:03 PM PDT by P-40 (http://www.590klbj.com/forum/index.php?referrerid=1854)
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