Wednesday, November 21, 2007

I Hate Lobbyists.

I hate the fact that Lobbyists pretty much own America these days. There is a great deal of change that needs to happen in America that never will because of the power of the nation's richest industries.

Today, I hate the corn lobby.

For one thing, we don't use sugar in America anymore, we use "High Fructose Corn Syrup" and tax the shit out of cane sugar. Do you know how bad for you High Fructose Corn Syrup is? And its in EVERYTHING. It is in the soda you drink, your Oreos, your pop tarts and your cereal. It is in anything that should contain "Sugar." Its bad for you and the only reason Americans have to eat it is because of the powerful corn lobby.

"Because of a system of price supports and sugar quotas imposed since May 1982, importing sugar into the United States is prohibitively expensive. High-fructose corn syrup, derived from corn, is more economical since the American price of sugar is artificially far higher than the global price of sugar and the price of corn is artificially low due to both government subsidies and dumping on the market as farmers produce more corn annually. The food industry turned to HFCS as a substitute, with both Coke and Pepsi itching to HFCS in 1984."

The other reason I hate the corn lobby is Ethanol. Five billion of your tax dollars at work to promote a fuel that requires almost a gallon of oil to make a gallon of Corn Fuel. Hey, you know what crop makes a better fuel than corn? That's right - cane sugar ethanol is much more effective than Corn Ethanol.

Now watch this enlightening video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9QQcP_Y1II

And, before anyone thinks otherwise, let me just say I'm a liberal democrat.

2 comments:

  1. Lobbying is what has brought this country down. Check out on how they made pot illegal over here. They're still doing the same shit.

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  2. Watch the movie King Corn!

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