Stupid, Misguided Or Just Plain Corrupt?

15/06/11 -- The US Senate voted 59-40 against repealing the ethanol blenders tax credit last night. Swapping a perceived thimble full of national security against imported oil prices for a USD6 billion/year budget hit and global food insecurity. God bless America.

And don't give me the there's 70,000 jobs depending on this argument. You might as well employ half those people to tear up 100 dollar bills whilst the other 35,000 get paid to brush them up and incinerate them.

That'd probably be cheaper and more environmentally friendly to boot, whilst enduring that food goes to feed people and animals not power 4x4's. If I had a cat I'd kick it.