The Cornhole Lobby

These returds aren’t as smart as they believe themselves to be.

While Big Agra might have a powerful lobby that can get laws that they favor (and favor them) passed, their short sightedness and inefficient means of production nearly nullifies the tariff advantage they currently enjoy of about a dollar a gallon, as imported ethanol is actually cheaper.

And as their ethanol product, based on corn, is inferior to Brazil’s, based on sugar cane, one has to wonder where the free marketeers are, and why their keeping their lips zipped.

Maybe they own stock in Con Agra?

High Fructose Corn Syrup replaced sugar in most snack foods beginning about twenty years ago, and after realizing it’s bad affects (HFCS definitely is missing sugar’s taste and texture) I now avoid it religiously. I expect someday there will be studies that definitively linking HFCS to the rise of obesity in this country, along with the high carb diet fiasco that our government in their infinite wisdom began promoting more than twenty years ago.

I suppose it is naive to find surprise each time it hits me square between the eye that there are interests (as in a percentage) in conning the American consumer. The cornholers enjoy, along with the oil lobby,their political fuck buddies, distorting reality and pushing us around like big chiefs run amok.

They’re making the case for invading Brazil as I write, you can bet on it.

2 Responses to The Cornhole Lobby

  1. cortesdiddy says:

    Not sure where you’re getting “free-market” from, as the very reason the corn lobby is so powerful is because of the Washington’s influence.

    “What if corn sweetener is just as good as sugar from cane in South America? Wouldn’t it make sense to support our “local” producers? Well, no, not with legislation. If corn sweetener were really better than cane sugar, legislation artificially inflating our price for cane sugar would not be needed. Read that sentence again, because that is about the size of it.” Wilton D. Alston

  2. cortesdiddy says:

    EDIT: meant “Washington”, not “the Washington” 😛

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