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Your Tax Dollars at Work

Countertop tells the story of our goverment’s plan to give 55 billion dollars in subsidies to oil refiners, already swimming in lute due to our nations very tight refining capacity, in order to encourage them to keep blending ethanol into gasoline.

I think there are too many special interests that are bound to make any government energy policy a boondoggle. This is one area I think the markets should sort out. If we’re worried about global warming, there are better ways to deal with it than politicians mandating how we produce energy in this country. They are bound to get it wrong.

One Response to “Your Tax Dollars at Work”

  1. deadcenter says:

    Try the Skeptical Environmentalist by Bjorn Lomborg for a real eye opening experience on resource use vs renewal.

    I agree that the government should stay out of this, with the lack of hard data any decision they make will be based more on anecdote than science. The more I watch these self absorbed nitwits in action, the happier I am with my decision to never vote for an incumbent again.

    fyi

    lute – musical instrument
    loot – ill gotten booty, filthy lucre, plunder

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