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(More excerpt and here is the kicker)

Does it? Because it takes 1.3 gallons of oil to create just one gallon of ethanol. (Ref: Popular Mechanics: The Ethanol Fallacy) So if it takes more oil to produce ethanol then we’re not saving oil, we’re wasting it. That doesn’t reduce our dependence on foreign oil. It does create jobs, we’ll give him that, but at the expense of other jobs because we’re paying people to waste oil, essentially wasting money, so you tell me if that’s a worthwhile job.

So here’s the Secretary’s logic: it’s too expensive to raise livestock because feed prices are so high. Feed prices are high, in part, because of biofuels, but we absolutely shouldn’t give up on biofuels. So in his eyes, it’s better to not have food or livestock than to not have a boondoggle of a fuel source. Our future is in good hands.

1 posted on 07/26/2012 5:53:25 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot
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To: Sir Napsalot

Liberalism is a mental disease that rots out the brain.
This is just another classic example.


2 posted on 07/26/2012 5:58:15 PM PDT by lgjhn23
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To: Sir Napsalot

And there are people in Iowa who would still vote for this man.


3 posted on 07/26/2012 5:59:04 PM PDT by Terry Mross ( To kin and former friends: Do not attempt to contact me as long as you love obama.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

This is the same Admin that gave 1.9 million to GW University for a program that will save them 1.7


4 posted on 07/26/2012 5:59:09 PM PDT by mortal19440
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To: Sir Napsalot

He’s a;ways been an idiot


6 posted on 07/26/2012 6:11:38 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Sir Napsalot

No one will ever be able to convince me that government subsidies that encourage burning food as a motor fuel is good economic policy.


7 posted on 07/26/2012 6:14:41 PM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, we'll just grow algae.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

The corn lobby gets what they pay for.


8 posted on 07/26/2012 6:18:52 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Eric Holder's NAACP rally against the voter ID laws required the press to bring govt issue photo ID.)
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To: Sir Napsalot
Vilsak's comments are worthy of the term "doublethink" from Orwell's novel 1984. Double think means to hold two contradictory ideas in your head at one time and sincerely believe both.

Not only does it take more energy to produce a gallon of ethanol than you get from using it as fuel, ethanol also reduces gas mileage roughly in proportion to the % of ethanol in the blend. Hence using a 10% ethanol/gasoline blend in your car reduces gas mileage by about 10% or more. Flex fuel vehicles that can run on an 85% ethanol/gasoline blend get abysmal mileage using E85. A few years ago the State of South Dakota quit using E85 in its flex fuel fleet because the low miles per gallon made operating the vehicles too expensive even though E85, thanks to subsidies and tax breaks, sells for almost 25 cents per gallon less than gasoline.

10 posted on 07/26/2012 8:05:46 PM PDT by The Great RJ
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When the price of gas at the pump starts going up because of the direct cost of the ethanol, maybe we will get rid of this idiotic experiment.

The Ag Dept has been all over the place saying the drought is only going to raise food prices 3 or 4%. Hah!


12 posted on 07/27/2012 4:00:06 AM PDT by finnsheep
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