Rep. Thomas Massie says it best when he says that burning corn in cars will not solve our food crisis…
Yesterday, House Democrats passed a bill aiming at making ethanol fuels more readily available to consumers—that’s it—that’s their plan to combat the dual food and energy crises hanging over our heads.
These people actually believe that burning corn is somehow going to make food prices go down, in what universe does that make sense?
They also believe that it will help the environment, but a report from the Department of Energy claims that burning ethanol fuel is actually worse for the environment than burning traditional fossil fuels…
But what can we expect from the same people who deny the obvious benefits of nuclear power—opting instead for mineral-based energy such as solar panels and electric vehicles running on massive batteries?
Critics wasted no time in lambasting Democrats, and the wider U.S. government, for entertaining such policies…
Here’s what critics are saying:
This thread nails it.https://t.co/1V0A1z0VNN
— Libertarian Party of Colorado (@LPCO) June 16, 2022
If you’re currently enjoying the Democrat’s “Build Back Better” plan, then you are really going to love the new “Lower Food and Fuel Costs Act”.
Like the Patriot Act and Affordable Care Act, they always name the bills the opposite of what they actually mean. Buckle up.
— Murray 🇺🇸 (@Rothbard1776) June 16, 2022
According to Reuters, a Department of Energy study directly refutes the idea of burning ethanol fuel:
Corn-based ethanol, which for years has been mixed in huge quantities into gasoline sold at U.S. pumps, is likely a much bigger contributor to global warming than straight gasoline, according to a study published Monday.
The study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, contradicts previous research commissioned by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) showing ethanol and other biofuels to be relatively green.
PRICES: Speaker Pelosi announced the Lower Food and Fuel Costs Act to combat rising prices on staple goods. pic.twitter.com/tAjO16evPI
— Forbes (@Forbes) June 16, 2022
Putin’s invasion of Ukraine is driving a severe global fertilizer shortage causing food prices to rise.
The House just passed the Lower Food and Fuel Costs Act, which includes my amendment to help lower costs for farmers and hardworking Americans. pic.twitter.com/W30my0NikA
— Rep. Ro Khanna (@RepRoKhanna) June 16, 2022
Despite these findings Democrats still passed the bill as reported by The Hill:
On the energy side, it would remove summertime restrictions on the sale of a 15 percent ethanol blend, a policy similar to provisions included in an executive order signed by President Biden earlier this month.
It would also appropriate $200 million to expand biofuel infrastructure and equipment.
The measure passed the chamber 221-204 in a largely party-line vote, with five Democrats voting against it and seven Republicans in favor.