President Obama, why do your ethanol policies starve children around the globe?
You may recall Obama had a different outlook in early 2009 when he said this.
“What I’ve said is my top priority is making sure people are able to get enough to eat. If it turns out we need to make changes in our ethanol policy to help people get something to eat, that has got to be the step we take,” said Obama, D-Ill., on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
“We have rising food prices around the United States. In other countries, we’re seeing riots because of the lack of food supply, so this is something we’re going to have to deal with,” he said.
Despite an appeals court ruling against the EPA’s 2012 requirement for refineries to purchase 8.65 million gallons of ethanol, Obama ordered the EPA to increase the mandate to 14 million gallons. Starving kids be damned! Obama wants his green energy.
It was none other than the United Nations that declared biofuels “crimes against humanity“.
Do as I say, not as I do certainly applies to the Obama’s. Are they the first American Presidential family to do so? Not even close and of course, it was Bush that gave us the ethanol mandate to begin with. Yet, Obama has taken his level of arrogance to new heights. Obama likes to lecture us that the science is in on global warming, yet in this case he’s ignoring the consensus results.