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Obama ordered that the US Navy use synthetic fuels rather than drilled oil. That
doubled the cost of fuel for our navy. Again, us taxpayers foot the bills and it
makes no sense. If subsidizing different industries is the game of the future,
well start with my synthetic sun machine that MAY extract sunlight from cucumbers as in "Gulliver's Travels." I'll need about $10 billion in start up money Cash
only, deposited into a numbered Cayman Island bank account. If I fail, I promise
I did try really hard to make the project work, at least as hard as Solyndra's CEO
tried to make Solyndra produce a single solar panel. I promise to also do as
well as Fisker Car Co. that produced not a single electric or hybrid car at their
US plant in Newark, DE; despite the large government subsidies Obama gave
Reply from MARC:
Ray, if you have no problem with farmers making money then why do you keep
making a big deal out of corn prices? A $4 box of corn flakes only contains
about 6 cents worth of corn. I've already explained why there was a large increase in corn prices, if you have information that contradicts me then present
And if you aren't happy about subsidies, why are you not complaining about the
subsidies given to the very profitable oil companies, which greatly exceeds anything given to all other energy resources combined?
Furthermore, subsidies to the oil industry allow gasoline to be competitive with
ethanol, not the other way around. If the oil companies had to pay for wars
fought for oil, global defense of shipping, and exploration and development,
gasoline might be $15 - $20 per gallon in America.
For some reason, some people who consider themselves to be patriotic Americans have confused relying on a foreign-dominated oil industry with supporting
America. I think you've fallen into that trap. Moreover, ethanol has reduced the
price of gasoline.
As for emissions, thanks to ethanol-gasoline blends we have less poison in the
air and the skies over our large cities are the cleanest they have been in decades.