We could put a 25 million gallon/yr ethanol refinery in all 3,000 Counties for about the same money we gave AIG. We could have it done in 5 years.
If so ordered, the automakers could make every new car, and light truck Flexfuel Next Year.
We would, for all intents, and purposes, be OUT of the Oil "Importing" Business.
December 06, 2009 6:40 PM
It would be a One-Time Cost to us of just about what we're spending in the Middle-East Every Year.
December 06, 2009 6:44 PM
It would knock about $15,000,000,000.00/Mo off our Current Accounts Deficit, and turn our Dollar into Solid Currency, again.
December 06, 2009 6:49 PM
The beauty of ethanol is that every locality has a feedstock. We can save a lot of money on transportation costs by keeping it local.
December 06, 2009 6:59 PM
I'm sitting here watching the "local" channel. A local National Guard Battalian is getting ready to deploy to Iraq.
We have about 120,000 Great Guys in Iraq. THAT is just about how many people would be employed by my LOCAL ethanol Refineries.
I don't know about you all, but I'd one hell of a lot rather have them over here making fuel for my car than "Over There" guarding "Theirs."
December 06, 2009 7:05 PM
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