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The Test You Want To Fail (Ethanol Newt)
Fox Business ^ | November 30, 2011 | John Stossel

Posted on 11/30/2011 12:09:19 PM PST by Captain Kirk

The Iowa corn growers association released a report card today, rating Republican primary candidates on their support of "corn grower's legislative priorities."

Candidates who oppose subsidies, like Representative Ron Paul and Herman Cain got "D." grades (Only their criticism of the EPA spared them "F"s. Former Speaker Newt Gingrich got the highest grade. He and President Obama were praised for their support of economically disastrous policies like ethanol subsidies.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxbusiness.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy
KEYWORDS: corn; corngas; crapahol; ethanol; greenfarce; newtgingrich; ronpaul
Paul proves his superiority to Newt yet again as a champion of free markets and critic of crony capitalism.
1 posted on 11/30/2011 12:09:31 PM PST by Captain Kirk
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To: Captain Kirk; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; calcowgirl; Gilbo_3; ...

Oh brother!


2 posted on 11/30/2011 12:19:14 PM PST by sickoflibs (Cain :"My parents didn't raise me to beg the government for other peoples money")
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To: Captain Kirk; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; calcowgirl; Gilbo_3; ...

Oh brother!


3 posted on 11/30/2011 12:19:14 PM PST by sickoflibs (Cain :"My parents didn't raise me to beg the government for other peoples money")
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To: Captain Kirk
Paul proves his superiority to Newt yet again as a champion of free markets and critic of crony capitalism.

Until he hears the words 'wild shrimp' - and then he loses it. And I ain't no Newt fan, but I am absolutely not a RuPaul fan.

4 posted on 11/30/2011 12:20:39 PM PST by dirtboy
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To: Captain Kirk
Nah. Here's the proof of LRon's "superiority" ....

LRon Paul says that he would nominate Kucinich to his cabinet and ask Nader to come together on a progressive-libertarian agenda.

5 posted on 11/30/2011 12:21:56 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Captain Kirk

Newt won’t back away from Ethanol until after the Iowa caucus....


6 posted on 11/30/2011 12:23:56 PM PST by G Larry ("I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his Character.")
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To: Captain Kirk

Definitely a regional issue, if you are on the receiving end.

7 posted on 11/30/2011 12:24:22 PM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Captain Kirk

Why is this a surprise? Why anybody would expect any thing different from RINO Newt who is a lifelong politician with zero experience running a real world business? Newt believes the government is the solution to our problems, via subsidies to selected groups.

Last time I listened to Newt answer question on man made global warming, he said “It is an open question”. In political speak what does that mean?

On illegals flooding the country, Newt wants to set up boards in every state who will decide who stays and who goes. Another example of Newt’s core belief that problems can be solved by government.

Newt has partnered with Sharpton on government supervised education programs.

Newt has partnered with Hillary on government controlled health initiatives including mandates.

Whatever happened to “We the people”? Whatever happened to Reagan’s famous quote “Government is not the solution, government is the problem”.

It is amazing how many people think all we need is a good debater against Obama and life will be just peachy. Well, there will be 2 or 3 debates with Obama lasting 3 to 5 hours. Does any one have an idea how many hours of TV commercials a Billion dollars will buy?


8 posted on 11/30/2011 12:27:44 PM PST by federal__reserve (New has more political baggage than any others running. $1 Billion will exploit it mercilessly.)
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To: Captain Kirk
Well, I guess that's it, then. Newt wins the Iowa Republican caucuses (cauci?).

Notice that Obummer likes the ethanol subsidy as well.

Since about half of Iowans are dummycrats, the general election will go to Obummer by default.

9 posted on 11/30/2011 12:28:42 PM PST by Designer (Nit-pickin' and chagrinin')
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To: Captain Kirk

And if you read the poll, Rick Perry got a D, F, F in the fuels category...another reason he’s to be preferred over our new “front-runner,” Gingrich.


10 posted on 11/30/2011 12:33:20 PM PST by Norseman (Defund the Left-Completely!)
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To: federal__reserve
"Well, there will be 2 or 3 debates with Obama lasting 3 to 5 hours."

Your optimism seems to know no bounds.

Obama will not "debate" anybody, let alone Newt.

If they do have a joint TV opportunity, The questions will all be softball, the moderator will be a liberal, and the time will be only about an hour, with time out for commercial breaks.

11 posted on 11/30/2011 12:34:19 PM PST by Designer (Nit-pickin' and chagrinin')
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To: Designer

Well...I was giving Newt followers the best possible scenario.


12 posted on 11/30/2011 12:35:53 PM PST by federal__reserve (Newt has more political baggage than any others running. $1 Billion will exploit it mercilessly.)
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To: federal__reserve

>>Last time I listened to Newt answer question on man made global warming, he said “It is an open question”. In political speak what does that mean?<<

It means he’s not as smart as he thinks he is...or alternatively, he sees a lot more “opportunity” on the global warming side (where all the bucks are flowing) than on the skeptical side (probably the more likely answer.)


13 posted on 11/30/2011 12:38:51 PM PST by Norseman (Defund the Left-Completely!)
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To: Designer

Oh and that 3 to 5 hours was TOTAL time for all debates. Each debate will be just as you described.


14 posted on 11/30/2011 12:39:46 PM PST by federal__reserve (Newt has more political baggage than any others running. $1 Billion will exploit it mercilessly.)
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To: Captain Kirk

Ethanol subsidies...Thank you George Bush.


15 posted on 11/30/2011 12:42:22 PM PST by lewislynn ( What does the global warming movement and the Fairtax movement have in commom? Misinformation)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Ron Paul would only appoint them to carry out policies that are consistent with his pro-liberty agenda. He wouldn’t appoint either to positions which might undermine that agenda. Nothing special there. For the same reason, Reagan and Bush appointed pro-New Dealer welfare-statists to key foreign policy positions (who agreed with their foreign policy).


16 posted on 11/30/2011 1:02:00 PM PST by Captain Kirk
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To: Captain Kirk

Look at the article for the rankings. Only Cain scored perfectly. Across the board Fs on supporting big Farm and across the board As on opposing big regulators. Ron Paul drew some amazing Cs - when was he ever moderate on anything! Newt was not only failed with straight All subsidies for big Farm he was to the left of Mitt and even Obama on that. Newt is the more dangerous RHINO. He’s a true believer, like Obama, on his big government ways and, like Obama, has an ego too big listen to any contrary truth. We could flip-flop Mitt to the right on some issues if we can just manage to whine louder than the left. Newt won’t budge. We need to elect an anti-big government zealot this year and on this issue there is a clear leader.


17 posted on 11/30/2011 1:15:10 PM PST by JohnBovenmyer (Obama been Liberal. Hope Change!)
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To: sickoflibs

Let the critiques continue. Let all the positions the candidates favor, disfavor be made known. Then we can decide on who will inherit the nightmare scene that is befalling this nation. Perhaps by the time it is time to pull the levers no Republicans or conservative oriented Independents will show up at the polling places.


18 posted on 11/30/2011 1:41:04 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned.)
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To: G Larry

So as usual is newt lying now/ or will he be lying later???


19 posted on 11/30/2011 1:47:34 PM PST by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by "AMNESTY" Newt, Willard, Perry and his fellow supporters.)
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To: Captain Kirk

Give newt a few more days and his supporters will all be communists.

LLS


20 posted on 11/30/2011 1:49:31 PM PST by LibLieSlayer ("Americans are hungry to feel once again a sense of mission and greatness." Ronaldo Magnus)
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To: org.whodat

Nope....today he says everything is on the table.

Tomorrow he says, looks like it takes more energy to create than it puts out....looks like subsidies are non-value added.

Have you ever taken a baseline test at the beginning of the term and then repeated the test at the end of the term?
The intent is to determine how much you learned during the term, not whether you were “lying” at the beginning of the term.


21 posted on 11/30/2011 2:00:39 PM PST by G Larry ("I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his Character.")
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To: sickoflibs

At one time, before giving it my full attention and not hearing yet all that others had to say, I thought ethanol use was a good idea.

Today, I share your ‘oh brother’ take as it was intended.


22 posted on 11/30/2011 3:01:17 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Romney, Newt, any chance whatsoever you might sometime pander to U.S. Citizens vs the illegals?)
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