Iowa Republican Gov. Terry Branstad says he'd like to see surging GOP presidential contender Sen. Ted Cruz get crushed in the early-voting state – slamming his opposition to mandates for renewable fuels like corn-grown ethanol.
The governor charged the Texas lawmaker "could be very damaging" to the corn-producing state, and slammed Cruz's support from "Big Oil," the Des Moines Register reports.
"Ted Cruz is ahead right now," Branstad said at the Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit Tuesday, the Register reports. "What we're trying to do is educate the people in the state of Iowa. He is the biggest opponent of renewable fuels."
The governor decried Cruz's 2013 bill to eliminate the Renewable Fuel Standard, which mandates that all gas sold in the United States include a certain percentage of biofuels like ethanol.
Iowa has become another of the government's dependent children. Gov. Bransted is among the Iowan's totally accustomed to sucking on the Federal TEET!
Stick it up your ASS, gov......................
Ethanol is NOT the answer for any renewable fuels. It's a big headache in Oregon. It eats up your engine by destroying parts. Shame on you, Branstad. Get off your high horse and learn something.
Yea, most of us can't afford to run out and "buy vehicles" going into debt and struggling with payments to try and keep them.
Iowa Republican Gov. Terry Branstad hates Ted Cruz, because Cruz is the ONLY candidate calling ethanol exactly what it is. It's CRAP! It's just another consumer rip-off boondoggle that the GOP cronies have gleefully latched onto. Taxpayers subsidize this terrible business that provides no real benefits, except to make a few people rich. It actually destroys automobile engines, increases the air pollution and it further empowers the corrupt EPA terrorists. Notice that the hypocritical Left never comes out publicly to denounce the emissions produced by cars using this dreadful crap. Why? Because it helps to grow govt. - which empowers them. They love that and they will keep absolutely quiet on this issue. Nice, huh?
AND.........What the HELL is Trump thinking by supporting this crony BS business? Why???!!!
why not simply ask him
If you could,..................wouldn't YOU?
Gov. Branstad has got to be a complete idiot! And are the people of Iowa as stupid as he is? Well, no, probably not. They just want their interests -- covered! Someone want to challenge the gov. on the basis of what ethanol does to combustion engines? Or what the corn does to the soil, requiring massive amounts of pesticides, fungicides, NPK et al. supplementation, And, for those idiots like me who miss the monarch butterflies, what it's done to the milkweed they feed on . . . ) Is there an eco-accountant out there who can run the numbers that will tell the truth???? I think I'd better go back to the ADLs -- the activities of daily living -- 'cause it sure doesn't seem like there's much hope out there . . .
BIG PROBLEM: too many faux Republicans in GOP!!!
The Biggest problem is: the seats in the US Government have been taken by Marxist liberals posing as GOP candidates. The US Government has been pirated by the liberals!
The Marxist Democrats have figured out how to WIN! They pose as GOP and Conservatives to get the seat!!
TIME to clean house! Call Terminix! Get rid of the VERMIN in the US Government and the agencies!!!!