Thursday, June 16, 2011

Hey boy, get a sweater!

The Senate voted today 73 - 27 to eliminate the federal subsidy for domestic ethanol AND eliminate the $0.54 per gallon tariff on imported ethanol!


Before anyone gets too excited though, the Obama administration is not pleased:

"The White House issued a statement saying it was against a full repeal of ethanol subsidies, indicating it could use its veto power if the amendment continued to advance in Congress."

So I guess it's not expected to pass the House with a 2/3 majority?

Even so, kudos to the world's greatest deliberative body for actually getting one right for a change.


Pr1nc3_Ch4rm said...

wow. excellent!

Ten Mile Island said...

I'm shocked.

Anonymous said...

How can this be "the world's greatest deliberative body"?

Norman said...

This has to be one of the best things the Senate has done in a decade.

kebko said...

Norman, that might be the saddest thing I've ever heard. One of the best things they've done in a decade is to undo one of the things they did in the decade. It's probably true, though.

Tom said...

I half expected the link to go to The Onion. Still, kebko's point is sound: the only time Congress excels is when they UNdoing harm they previously did.