And yet again we find that government stupidity screws things up Report: Ethanol raises cost of nutrition programs Snip, Just in case you didn't know it, government regulations force fuel suppliers to put ethanol in gasoline. As is typical of government mandates, the result is another unintended consequence, this time the result is an increase in food costs. And just exactly who is hit hardest by increased food costs? If you said the poor, step to the front of the class and collect your gold star for the day. All these law makers in Washington are constantly telling us how they are trying to take care of the poor and the children, yet they exacerbate the problems the poor have by forcing things like ethanol usage in gasoline. Then they turn around and insist they need more tax money to help the poor people that they just fucked over with their stupid mandate. Never underestimate the collective power of congressional stupidity.