Thursday, December 08, 2011
The world’s largest ethanol producer is one of Newt Gingrich’s biggest donors, reports USA Today. A long-time supporter of the controversial subsidy, Newt is also the only GOP candidate to unequivocally support ethanol subsidies.
Ethanol subsidies are bad policy, and have survived this long for one reason only: Ethanol is made from corn, among other things, and corn is big business in Iowa, the first state to determine delegates to the national party conventions and a swing state in the general election.
I just posted thanking Mitt for being an unexciting candidate (unlike last time.) Gingrich is full of clever little ideas of how he and some really smart government buddies can tweak things here and tweak things there and everything come up roses.
To quote PJ O'Rourke: "I usually vote with the Republicans, because they have fewer ideas. But not few enough."