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Why Won’t Corny Kenny Come Clean About Ethanol?

July 20th, 2008 by jjjameson · No Comments

By J. Jonah Jameson

The Springfield News-Leader’s Chad Livengood wrote an insightful piece on Missouri’s ethanol mandate and how it is hurting Missouri farmers and working famililes. Livengood exposed Hulshof’s blantant self-interest in ethanoal mandates by referring to comments he made to the Missouri Prarire Magazine in the Spring of 2007 when Corny Kenny said:

“My family grows corn. So the idea of high corn prices is appealing to me.”


Here are a few follow up questions for other journalists who hopefully will follow Livengood’s path:

1. Is the thought of a working mom or dad not being able to get to work because gas is now $4 gallon appealing to you Congressman?

2. The Post-Dispatch recently called you one of the richest members of Missouri’s Congressional delegation. How much do you stand to make now that the ethanol mandate has driven up the price of corn and wheat which you also grow?

3. How can you sleep at night knowing that you’re putting dairy and beef farmers out of business? Many of whom have farmed for generations.

4. Why don’t you have the “moral clarity” to come clean and be honest with people, like a real leader, and admit that you’re getting rich off working families paying $4 gallon in gas?

Afterall, Truth is a Missouri Value. Right Congressman?


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Tags: Decision '08 · J. Jonah Jameson · Rep. Kenny Hulshof

0 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jackson // Jul 20, 2008 at 6:12 pm

    More trash talk from the Barklage/Roe puppets.

  • 2 Berk // Jul 21, 2008 at 7:58 am

    Tell the whole truth…

    Without ethanol fuel would be at least 40 cents a gallon more expensive and Missouri wouldn’t have some of the cheapest gas in the US

    Without ethanol the US would need to purchase about 580,000 more barrels of oil each day driving up the price of oil even further.

    Pay the beef, dairy, and pork farmer what their product is worth and they would not need to go out of business. The US has the cheapest food and fuel in the world.

  • 3 Jim Byrne // Jul 21, 2008 at 9:35 am


    Did you just make up those numbers?

    What is your source?

  • 4 Jackson // Jul 22, 2008 at 8:40 pm

    Source: Missouri Corn Growers Association.

    A question that never seems to be asked is, how much does a gallon of ethanol cost in fossil fuels to produce? From everything I have seen, it consumes more than it “saves”. The 40 cents is a smoke screen and isn’t representative of “cost”.

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