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Breakfast Scramble (Wednesday)

DavidL's Breakfast Scramble

Algore’s mistake, Debra Saunders, RCP [1]:

You Can Stop Paying for Al Gore’s Mistake

In Greece earlier this month, Al Gore made a startling admission: “First-generation ethanol, I think, was a mistake.” Unfortunately, Americans have Gore to thank for ethanol subsidies. In 1994, then-Vice President Gore ended a 50-50 tie in the Senate by voting in favor of an ethanol tax credit that added almost $5 billion to the federal deficit last year. And that number doesn’t factor the many ways in which corn-based ethanol mandates drive up the price of food and livestock feed.

Ethanol was, and is, nothing more than a welfare program for some farmers, paid for by taxpayers and anybody who has to buy food

Nice ride if you can get it:

DETROIT (WJBK [2]) – The son of Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., says items were stolen out of the government vehicle he was driving last Wednesday in downtown Detroit, FOX 2’s Simon Shaykhet reports.

John Conyers III, 20, told police two Apple MacBooks, valued at $1,100 apiece, and more than $27,000 worth of concert tickets to the Fillmore were stolen out of a burgundy 2010 Cadillac Escalade registered to the 14th Congressional District.

What is our government doing buying Cadillac Escalades in the first place, and why is the son of congreescritter using government transportation.   Concert tickets do not sound like official use to me.   Does it sound like official use to you?