More Environmental Scams

Unfortunately Bush has fallen for the Ethanol scam. While you have to give credit to those who lobby for corporate welfare, those of us who lobby for liberty are at a severe disadvantage. It’s a fact of life that costs among the citizen-taxpayers are widely dispersed. So even though the the costs greatly exceed the benefits for the corporate welfare lobbyists, the lobbyists win because of the well-defined, concentrated benefits they receive. Thanks to Knowledge Problem for the link to Hassett commentary.
Coming soon: another (and potentially much more costly) scam:

Senators Domenici (R-NM) and Bingaman (D-NM) plan on legislation to mandate restrictions on CO2 emissions … – as a way to impose Kyoto on the US.
http://energy.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?

I can only hope that more of you will soon be standing with me for liberty, opportunity, prosperity.

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