The plan he proposes would use subsides (taxpayer’s money) to put into production another Kansas and another Iowa sized parcel of land solely to produce corn, requiring massive amounts of natural gas to produce nitrogen fertilizer, so we can produce enough fuel to offset only 15% of U.S. gasoline consumption while continuing to put upward pressure on the price of staple food items like the cost of tortillas in Mexico?
That is insane. But ask many of the green gadget people and they'll say, "Don't worry about limited oil availability, they'll think of something- like ethanol for example!" The only thing *they'll* think of is something else to sell us. But we'll continue to hear about corn-based ethanol just as long the road to the white house starts off in
Message to the aging baby boomers: we the younger generations are losing faith in your ability to lead. Those of us who already understand the problems just cresting the horizon understand that they were created and sped on their way by previous generations, especially yours. If you are unwilling to address these problems then we will do it. And if it is your intent is to cling to powers that are dependent on consumerism, corporate dominance and perverted politics then eventually, as the rest of the younguns wake up to the realty you’ve hatched, we will sweep you away. You have destroyed our faith in this system and now, free from allegiance to it, we will create an alternative. Don’t be surprised if you are not invited to participate.
The choice is still yours. Perhaps there is someone from your older generation who is willing and able to right this ship. We could use all the help we could get. But if that does not happen soon, then expect uninvited change away from the interests of the baby boomers.
Better to be poor than a fat man in the eye of a needle
And as these words were spoken I swore I hear
The old man laughing
'What good is a used up world and how could it be
Worth having' - Gordon Matthew Sumner
Having said that, do not be surprised Mr. and Mrs. Baby Boomer when calls for us to go credit card shopping to prop up your retirement investments meets with a laugh and rejection.