Obama’s support of Ethanol

the New York Times is running an article that details Senator Barack Obama’s ties to the ethanol industry. It’s hardly surprising that Obama has his own set of core supporters who he must rely on for a steady flow of cash. This is how presidential politics is played in the United States. However for a candidate who has espoused a sort of ‘bottom-up’ rhetoric in his campaign fundraising, it is somewhat surprising to see just how much he has lent his ear to the ethanol lobby. If he is elected (which I think he will be), he must see how much suffering ethanol subsidies are inflicting by robbing the global food supply of millions of pounds of food that normally would have been sold to the world’s poor.


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