Last year, [President]Bush announced a plan to reduce dependence on foreign oil by cutting gasoline use by 20 percent by 2017. As a key to reaching his goal, he signed a bill requiring wider use of ethanol. Many farmers are now drunk with profits from the higher corn prices.
I yield to no one in my belief that energy independence is critical to our way of life and our national security.
But what is the price? Are you willing to pay it?
I am not convinced.