I’ll believe Republicans are serious about cutting the deficit when…

…they vote to repeal Ethanol subsidies.

Yesterday Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) forced a vote on the Senate floor for a measure that would have immediately ended both federal subsidies and protective tariffs for corn-based ethanol fuel. Incredibly he could only muster 34 republican votes on the measure. With the addition of six democrats the proposal fell 20 votes short of the 60 needed to advance.

No guts, no glory.

Big Ethanol receives billions of dollars annually from the federal government to drive up the cost of food, continue dependence on foreign oil and destroy the small engines in my garage.

Ethanol is a boondoggle of gargantuan proportions. Shut it down! Where’s the Tea Party when you need them?



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