Notwithstanding the facts above, we see a bi-partisan Pig Coalition hard at work.
Seeing their political stock rapidly diminish, the bipartisan coalition of government-run agriculture took a page out of Rahm Emanuel’s playbook and decided not to let the crisis of the summer drought go to waste. They are using evocative imagery of dead crops and the fear of higher food prices to shove this $957 billion behemoth through Congress.
Hmmmm...what could POSSIBLY be the problem?
...the single most damaging factor in distorting the crop market, particularly the corn crop, is the government’s ethanol policy.
Over the past decade, ethanol has been the poster child for the worst aspects of big-government crony capitalism. The ethanol industry has used the fist of government to mandate that fuel blenders use their product, to subsidize their production with refundable tax credits, and to impose tariffs on more efficient sugar-based ethanol from Brazil. These policies have distorted the market for corn to such a degree that 44% of all corn grown in the country is diverted towards motor fuel blends.
Not only does Corn-A-Holing reduce your fuel economy, thus costing you money. Now the Pig Coalition wants you to pay AGAIN to make up for farm losses (which, by the way, are largely based on un-audited "statements" submitted by.......farmers.)
You'll see the stark raving Fear of Truth oozing from the pores of Republicans in the farm belt over the next few weeks.
Give them another Fear--primary the bastards who vote for this Pig Bill.