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GilbertEA 2 years, 3 months ago on Opinion: Ethanol mandate

Our road to recovery when it comes to EPA regulations just seems unknown at this point. It certainly Kind of unbelievable that at a time when a drought is affecting both corn production an consequently it’s pricing, we are between a rock and a hard place about what we should do to proceed . Clearly the answer to help the farmers in need and shift the resources, but we have no idea how or if it will happen. How is it that regulatory policy doesn’t ever step back and check itself out, to help us rather than keeping is down? Now isn’t the time for us to let regulation get in our way of helping ourselves get back on our feet.

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GilbertEA 2 years, 3 months ago on USDA: Corn harvest ahead of schedule

At a time where the drought has limited the supply of corn and the demand is increasing, it would be wise for us to shift our resources from the corn ethanol field, to that in which farmers need it. There should not be a discussion of whether we should decide between food and fuel. The role the EPA has decided it will play in our economic well being is an overbearing one which this situation is showing very clearly now. To alleviate what is a serious problem we need to look more closely at what we're doing.

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GilbertEA 2 years, 3 months ago on GilbertEA

This is tricky. Raising taxes to pay for Social Security seems natural but as it is, we are spending money faster than we can make it. If you were to raise taxes to pay for this, you would further delay job creation and the overall economic recovery that we’re fighting for. The US could do this but, it needs another approach other than just simply asking its people for more money. The clock is ticking on a very serious matter affecting us all.

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