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Old 08-05-2011, 10:44 AM
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Congress is considering modifying subsidy payments for Ethanol.

My argument has been for eliminating any and all Ethanol mandates for Marine and small engines. Non-Ethanol fuel should be readily available at all Marinas and other known land based locations.

Management of dispensing Non-Ethanol fuel at land based locations should be simple to control for specific applications.

I would encourage everyone to contact their congress man and Senator to argue risk of pollution from Fiberglas fuel tanks, effected employment, economic impact, small engine burden and voter sentiment.

Further, the application specific, tax payer is not only paying for Ethanol Subsidy, the tax payer pays again and again while using the subsidized product.
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I disagree with the whole "Ethanol Subsidy Mandate" anyway. Be it marine or other applications. Let the corn and rice be eaten and not BURNED! There will be a market for grain with or without the Ethanol. If someday in the future they can "efficiently" produce ethanol from farm WASTE, I'd be for that, albeit outside of the marine market of course.
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Don't even get me started with ethanol - it costs more to produce, it contains less energy consequently affecting mileage of any vehicle using it, AND it causes all kinds of fuel system problems.

As stated above, corn and rice should be eaten, not burned.

Since it is really a drop in the bucket as far as weening America off of oil, let's take the money and put it to better use domestically.

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While were at it lets eliminate all subsidies.
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While were at it lets eliminate all subsidies.
Awesome idea!
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I would encourage everyone to contact their congress man and Senator to argue risk of pollution from Fiberglas fuel tanks, effected employment, economic impact, small engine burden and voter sentiment.

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Like our Senators care what so ever what you think. You are kidding yourself if you think they have our best interest at heart.
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Like our Senators care what so ever what you think. You are kidding yourself if you think they have our best interest at heart.
Here's a guy who knows what he's talking about.
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Democratic bill to end oil subsidies is defeated in the Senate
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Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins said the bill, even if it had passed, would not bring down prices at the gas pump.On a mostly party-line vote, the Senate on Tuesday defeated a Democratic measure to strip major oil companies of about $20 billion in tax subsidies over the next 10 years and use the savings to pay down the deficit.

Three Democrats and two Republicans crossed sides in the 52-48 vote, preventing the bill from reaching a required 60-vote threshold for passage.
Got to wonder how much Susan was paid for her opinion.

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Three Democrats and two Republicans crossed sides in the 52-48 vote, preventing the bill from reaching a required 60-vote threshold for passage.
See what I mean?
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Makes me sick
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