Originally Posted by CaptTom
As passionate as I am about ethanol, I'm pretty sure the corn lobbyists will get far more money than the boat lobbyists. It's not about common sense, or what's good for the average American, or even the environment.
I'm afraid that at that point, input from citizens means very little.
I generally take the view that this is a boating forum and not a political one, but hereby violate my own principles on that to make the following comment since it is a somewhat interesting perspective. Mods can feel free to delete as they see fit. I apologize in advance.
It would be an over simplification to say that the mandate has purchased my fleet. However, I grow a half million bushels a year of the stuff and the mandate has certainly changed the value proposition for that activity.
Yet even considering that vested interest, I consider that policy as one of the most egregious errors of public policy that I have ever witnessed or heard of. A government that hijacks a nations food resources to make energy cheaper and thereby taking food off of the table of people of limited means to fuel the SUVs and heat and cool the 5000 sq foot houses of the wealthy is completely absurd and embarrassing.
Futile as it may seem, perhaps democracy demands that we voice our opinion on this and I do despite the fact that I prefer privacy on most thing political.
...now back to boating.