Stop selling ethanol and see what happens

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    A study came along this past week from economists at Iowa State University and the University of Wisconsin that found that if ethanol production came to an immediate halt, the estimated gasoline price increase would be what the researcher described as “historic proportions,” ranging from 41 to 92 percent.

    That’s roughly $5.50 to $7.50 of gasoline per gallon.

    The same research team, in a study sponsored by the Renewable Fuels Association and released by the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD), found that the increased use of ethanol reduced wholesale gasoline prices by an average of $0.89 per gallon in 2010. The average effect increased to $0.89 per gallon, and the regional impact ranges from $0.58 per gallon on the East Coast to $1.37 per gallon in the Midwest, according to the study’s authors.

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    Those democrat scientists were sure smart to figure that one out !:lol:
     
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    Why don't we just stop selling 30% of the ethanol?
    Exports were not in the original intent of the program when it was shoved down our trotes.
     
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    Hmmmm a study funded by an environmental lobby and corn farmers. Nope, no special interests there. I'm sure it was a completely objective study.

    Geez, dean at least be smart enough not to include such a damning peice of information when trying to mislead people.
     
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    Chuvved down our trotes I tell ya!

    Is this story supposed to enforce the illusion of the importance of ethanol?
    Is it a threat?

    It's a goddamn cottage industry, sold to America like a huckster pushing snake oil.
     
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    Because those two universities are such hotbeds of lying and creative statistics. Unlike the Heritage Foundation.
     
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    I see, so the Heritage Foundation's bias effects the outcome of studies, but the bias of the above groups don't, huh? Your arguments are getting dumber by the post.
     
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    Less gasoline would be burned. Therefore less pollution.

    Ethanol makes gasoline more inefficient. You have to use more fuel to get the same work. Therefore you have to burn more, buy more. The perfect scheme. What a boondoggle.
     
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    Food prices would drop.
     
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    Who wants to stop selling it? We just want to stop supporting big business with corporate welfare. When did you become a Republican and start supporting massive tax breaks for billionaires?
     
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