26 January 2012 0 Comments

Rick Santorum’s Negatives Part 21: Earmarks/Contributions NYTimes/Taxpayers for Common Sense

The NYTimes is not, as a rule, reliable, particularly, in reporting on political matter. I have linked to this article (15 Jan 2012 NYTimes) because it appears to be factual with little commentary and relies on data from Taxpayers for Common Sense, The Forgotten Taxpayer’s friend.         In all, Taxpayers for Common […]

1 August 2011 0 Comments

Ethanol: Taxpayers for Common Sense and Turkey Lobby – and Oil Subsidies

Big Oil Big Corn: An In-depth Look at the Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax Credit (May 30, 2011) recounts the beginning of the Ethanol subsidy and mandates in the 1970s, at time of oil shortage in the US. Corn itself has been subsidized since the 1030s; the Ethanol subsidy was a great leap forward. Some very […]