Skip to comments.Senate sidetracks move to repeal ethanol credit
Posted on 06/14/2011 1:21:58 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
WASHINGTON The Senate refused to kill a $5 billion annual subsidy for ethanol on Tuesday, backing continued government aid for a Farm Belt-based industry over deficit reduction in an era of record red ink.
The 40-59 vote, far short of the 60 needed to advance the measure, reflected regional as well as partisan differences, a split among Republicans and anything but the final word on the issue.
"We continue to spend money that we don't have on things that we don't need," said Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., a prominent deficit hawk who led the effort to eliminate the subsidy immediately.
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dims will pay for this... their ethanol is killing engines in every application and Americans know who the welfare pimps are and they know who the welfare queens are that are stealing our borrowed dollars.
Grouped by Home State
Alabama: Sessions (R-AL), Yea Shelby (R-AL), Yea
Alaska: Begich (D-AK), Nay Murkowski (R-AK), Yea
Arizona: Kyl (R-AZ), Yea McCain (R-AZ), Yea
Arkansas: Boozman (R-AR), Yea Pryor (D-AR), Yea
California: Boxer (D-CA), Nay Feinstein (D-CA), Nay
Colorado: Bennet (D-CO), Nay Udall (D-CO), Nay
Connecticut: Blumenthal (D-CT), Nay Lieberman (ID-CT), Yea
Delaware: Carper (D-DE), Nay Coons (D-DE), Nay
Florida: Nelson (D-FL), Nay Rubio (R-FL), Yea
Georgia: Chambliss (R-GA), Yea Isakson (R-GA), Yea
Hawaii: Akaka (D-HI), Nay Inouye (D-HI), Nay
Idaho: Crapo (R-ID), Yea Risch (R-ID), Yea
Illinois: Durbin (D-IL), Nay Kirk (R-IL), Nay
Indiana: Coats (R-IN), Nay Lugar (R-IN), Nay
Iowa: Grassley (R-IA), Nay Harkin (D-IA), Nay
Kansas: Moran (R-KS), Nay Roberts (R-KS), Nay
Kentucky: McConnell (R-KY), Yea Paul (R-KY), Yea
Louisiana: Landrieu (D-LA), Nay Vitter (R-LA), Yea
Maine: Collins (R-ME), Yea Snowe (R-ME), Yea
Maryland: Cardin (D-MD), Nay Mikulski (D-MD), Nay
Massachusetts: Brown (R-MA), Yea Kerry (D-MA), Nay
Michigan: Levin (D-MI), Nay Stabenow (D-MI), Nay
Minnesota: Franken (D-MN), Nay Klobuchar (D-MN), Nay
Mississippi: Cochran (R-MS), Nay Wicker (R-MS), Nay
Missouri: Blunt (R-MO), Nay McCaskill (D-MO), Nay
Montana: Baucus (D-MT), Nay Tester (D-MT), Yea
Nebraska: Johanns (R-NE), Nay Nelson (D-NE), Nay
Nevada: Heller (R-NV), Yea Reid (D-NV), Nay
New Hampshire: Ayotte (R-NH), Yea Shaheen (D-NH), Nay
New Jersey: Lautenberg (D-NJ), Nay Menendez (D-NJ), Nay
New Mexico: Bingaman (D-NM), Nay Udall (D-NM), Nay
New York: Gillibrand (D-NY), Nay Schumer (D-NY), Nay
North Carolina: Burr (R-NC), Yea Hagan (D-NC), Nay
North Dakota: Conrad (D-ND), Nay Hoeven (R-ND), Nay
Ohio: Brown (D-OH), Nay Portman (R-OH), Nay
Oklahoma: Coburn (R-OK), Yea Inhofe (R-OK), Yea
Oregon: Merkley (D-OR), Nay Wyden (D-OR), Nay
Pennsylvania: Casey (D-PA), Not Voting Toomey (R-PA), Yea
Rhode Island: Reed (D-RI), Nay Whitehouse (D-RI), Nay
South Carolina: DeMint (R-SC), Yea Graham (R-SC), Yea
South Dakota: Johnson (D-SD), Nay Thune (R-SD), Nay
Tennessee: Alexander (R-TN), Yea Corker (R-TN), Yea
Texas: Cornyn (R-TX), Yea Hutchison (R-TX), Yea
Utah: Hatch (R-UT), Yea Lee (R-UT), Yea
Vermont: Leahy (D-VT), Nay Sanders (I-VT), Nay
Virginia: Warner (D-VA), Nay Webb (D-VA), Yea
Washington: Cantwell (D-WA), Yea Murray (D-WA), Nay
West Virginia: Manchin (D-WV), Yea Rockefeller (D-WV), Nay
Wisconsin: Johnson (R-WI), Yea Kohl (D-WI), Nay
Wyoming: Barrasso (R-WY), Yea Enzi (R-WY), Yea
Looks like IOWA runs this country....first in nation is a joke, and that goes for the other pork ladened state, the so called live free or die state...
Bottom line....we're feeding our cars some very expensive cr**....
I counted 12 RINO Ethanol lovers on that list.
Is it any wonder why we’re bankrupt?
Both parties have butchered America.
Let people starve so we can divert food stocks and farm lands to fuel, while we let the most economical and efficient sources of energy sit under ground.
Only makes sense to a liberal.
In my personal business dealings with farmers, I have found that they will lead you believe that they are the purest, salt-of-the earth true Conservatives representing the heartland of America.
That is until you raise the subject to ag subsidies.
Then all of a sudden they switch gears to gimmegimmegimmegimmegimmegimme.
Paw-lenty of farmpimps to feed their addiction.
I couldn't believe when I found out they were Dems. WTH?
Do you know what Dems represent? Homosexuality, Abortion, Welfare, basically Communism, they praise and revere every freakin abomination under the sun...How could you vote for these people?
Then I found out they were not voting for any of this stuff or for any Liberals. They were voting for the Democrat party of the 50’s back when Democrats were solid patriotic Americans.
They didn't get the memo. Amazing.
I think Obama has pulled the curtain on the 'modern' Democrats. Can't picture these guys voting for a Radical Black Muslim Dictator, again.
Is it a direct subsidy or is it a lower federal tax on ethanol vs. oil?
RATS still buying votes.
Bingo! Needs to be shouted from the highest roof tops.
How true. We have to fight the RINOs as well as the libs.
That’s what I’m wondering. I’m opposed to all energy subsidies, but I don’t have any problem with tax credits. Tax credits are basically the same as tax cuts.