The only Republican Presidential contender to be honest in Iowa

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During an event in Iowa, only one Republican Presidential candidate had the courage to oppose ethanol subsidies.

[Ted] Cruz reiterated his opposition to the Renewable Fuels Standard, a popular policy in Iowa that presents a thorny problem for many Republicans who campaign against crony capitalism but want to win the GOP presidential nomination.

“I recognize that this is a gathering of a lot of folks where the answer you’d like me to give is ‘I’m for the RFS, darnit;’ that’d be the easy thing to do,” he said. “But I’ll tell you, people are pretty fed up, I think, with politicians who run around and tell one group one thing, tell another group another thing, and then they go to Washington and they don’t do anything that they said they would do. And I think that’s a big part of the reason we have the problems we have in Washington, is there have been career politicians in both parties that aren’t listening to the American people and aren’t doing what they said they would do.”

All the other candidates, including Scott Walker, pandered to the audience by saying they supported, in some manner, a continuation of the subsidies. Thus, it might be that Ted Cruz might actually be the only candidate with whom we can actually trust what he says.

And then, on the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton explained private enterprise to everyone at a campaign event for a Democratic candidate for Massachusetts governor, “Don’t let anybody tell you it’s corporations and businesses create jobs,” Clinton said.



  • Iachops

    There are no more corn ethanol subsidies. There haven’t been for a while. No tariffs on imported sugar cane ethanol either. There is still a subsidy for cellulosic ethanol, but this is a very minor percentage of ethanol for gasoline at present.

    There is a RFS that requires about 10% of gasoline to be ethanol. Mostly now as means to oxygenate gasoline which reduces smog. Ethanol is a safer (both human toxicity and environmentally) than the previously used (now banned due to groundwater pollution) oil-based MTBE for boosting oxygen levels. Ethanol also enhances octane.

  • Cotour

    Ted Cruz seems very focused on the Constitution and how far things have strayed from it, so based on that he is a contender for me but that also means that he is a lightning rod for the Liberals and he will be demonized. he may be perceived as too “radical” and he will be easily spun into a radioactive state. He will drive the conversation but its Scott walker that will emerge in the end.

    And as for Hillary, you are now seeing the conversation about her current and aging problems as being able to be dismissed because of the sum total of her “good works” throughout her stellar career. This is a clip of her spawn being asked about the current situation that the Clinton Foundation accepted $$$$ from foreign governments while she was the Secretary Of State. To me that fact is a very big NO, NO and a tremendous conflict of interest. But you will hear the question asked and not answered in a direct way but the Clintons “good works” being offered as the reason that no one be concerned with such nonsense.

    IMO Hillary (if her ego can withstand such a repulsive thought) will announce that she will not run and further more she will be the person that announces Elizabeth Warren as being her choice to lead the Marxist march over what will be left of the Constitution after his royal hein-ass Obama gets done with it.

    The Republicans and America are paying a heavy price for the failings and abuses by both party’s.

  • “Don’t let anybody tell you it’s corporations and businesses create jobs,”

    I guess I’ll have to fire the folks who work for me, because, you know, I didn’t build that.

  • pearson bennett

    Why does t Hillary hire a private army and force people to vote, just think she could use 20 million of that filthy spectacle money for killing kaddafi, then I QUESS she would be the one giving me freedom.
    WAIT A minute wasn’t he disembarked and tortured.

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