Obama - Just as much about big oil as Bush
Watched the overly dramatized, although very fascinating, Food Inc. last night, and I was left with two over-whelming thoughts: 1.) Is health care reform a joke when high fructose corn syrup is subsidized by the government, and 2.) Isn't ethanol simply code for big oil?
In the US, most foods and many products can in some way trace some of their roots back to corn and, consequently, petroleum. Ultimately, America's corny economy isn't just killing the US health care system, according to Food Inc., it also uses vast amounts of petroleum. And, as many scientists have suggested, if it takes as much, or more, petroleum to displace petroleum via ethanol, what's the gain, aside from massive subsidies for the politically powerful corn lobbies, cheap fast food, and low-cost labor?
Yet, President Obama has been as big a proponent of ethanol as President Bush was of big oil, but is there really any difference? Isn't over-dependence upon ethanol just as bad, if not worse, than over-dependence upon petroleum?