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Bachmann Beat: Bachmann Opposes Ethanol Subsidies

A daily roundup of news and commentary about U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann.

Yesterday, during a forum in Pella, Iowa, sixth-district congresswoman and Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann said she opposed ethanol subsidies.

Bachmann argued energy subsidies in general wouldn't be necessary if the federal government were to reduce regulatory burdens. When asked if that included federal subsidies for ethanol, she replied, "That includes all energy."

The Des Moines Register has more details on the forum itself, which was focused on issues facing American manufacturers.

Meanwhile, the Daily Mail has a rundown of the ongoing conflict between Bachmann and Ed Rollins, her former campaign manager. Earlier this week, Rollins told ABC News that Bachmann is "out of money and out of ideas" in Iowa. He also told Fox News host Shepard Smith that he thought the campaign was "a mess."

Other Bachmann news:

Finally, an analysis by the New York Times shows that Bachmann has missed more votes this year than all but two of the 435 members of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Rick November 08, 2011 at 06:06 AM
@ D. Knutson, very well put. thank you. Most people know ethanol cannot be piped to it's location, it must be transported by truck or railcar, hence the rail and trucking industry lobbyists are in full support of ethanol subsidies. Next, plain and simple, corn belongs on the dinner table, not the gas tank. Cattle feed on the very corn in competition with our gas tanks. All this does is cause every food commodity price associated with corn to skyrocket. Milk, butter ,eggs, meat, you name it. We have plenty of oil here. If the lawsuits and endless regulation were to cease, there wouldn't be an issue.
Rick November 08, 2011 at 06:08 AM
No kidding. Are you THAT bitter? I wonder how much you truly know about Cong. Bachmann. Have you even met her? Talked with her? Most people I know that don't like her are avid readers of the Strib, City Pages, and other fine local newspapers that hold a straight edged liberal view. Hmmmmm..............
Rick November 08, 2011 at 06:14 AM
The American Reporter is the first online-only newspaper. Started in 1995 by current Editor-in-Chief Joe Shea. It is published seven days per week as an electronic daily newspaper and is owned by the writers whose work it features. It was started by members of the Society of Professional Journalists Internet discussion list but was never affiliated with the SPJ. The paper has no political, corporate or other affiliation, but was founded to give journalists around the world an opportunity to have a financial stake in their own work (in truth speak, that means any reporter can write pretty much anything they want with no subjective oversight as in I quote "owned by the writers whose work it features"). Each story carried by the paper earns equity for the correspondent in profits from advertising and subscriptions, and income when their stories sell to other newspapers. "The Paper was honored by the ACLU in 2000 with an "Uppie" Award for its ground-breaking First Amendment victory in the Shea v Reno U.S. Supreme Court case that ended government censorship of the Internet." Yep, an ACLU award. That in itself speaks volumes.
Paul November 25, 2011 at 06:10 PM
Deek is correct on this one. We need to end the Ethanol subsidies now.
Paul November 25, 2011 at 07:11 PM
Sounds like a great economic model for an internet-age newspaper. Capitalism at its finest!!

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