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. 

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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......................

Sure Branstad, worry about Iowa corn while we pump the damn Ethanol into our cars. Being against Ehanol doesn't make Cruz a fan of big oil, it makes him a fan of PURE gas. Let the corn fuel Branstad's cow and only his car. Maybe next we'll be pissing in our tanks, then dropping little blue pellets in.

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?

One of the big things about corn ethanol is that the government subsidizes it. We need to get away from all programs that uses subsidies.

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!!!!

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SICK: New Jersey Awarded $3.8 Million In Financial Aid To Illegal Aliens


 A local news report revealed that the state of New Jersey awarded $3.8 million in financial aid to illegal immigrants during the 2018-2019 school year.

According to a report from NJ.com, the state of New Jersey gave $3.8 million in financial aid to 749 illegal immigrant students in the last academic year. More than a quarter of the funding went to 328 illegal immigrants that attend Rutgers University.

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed a law last year that allowed illegal immigrants to apply for financial aid. Prior to the signing, illegal immigrants were permitted to apply to pay in-state tuition at public universities but they were not eligible for financial aid.

Murphy, who supports the spending, hit back at Republican critics by arguing that giving financial aid to illegal immigrants is compatible with American values.

“I’d even invite any of those folks who have that attitude, beginning with our president, to come on into this room and allow me or any of us to say, ‘This is the United States of America,’” Murphy said at the time.

David J. Socolow, executive director of the state’s Higher Education Student Assistance Authority, defended the state’s decision to offer financial aid to illegal immigrants.

“This financial assistance offers these New Jersey students a life-changing opportunity,” Socolow said in a brief comment.“The successes of these first 513 students, who are now attending county colleges, state colleges and universities, and independent institutions around the state, will have a positive impact on countless additional lives.”

According to the report, there is currently no limit on the amount of illegal immigrant students that are permitted to receive financial aid from the state of New Jersey. State lawmakers forecast that they will spend approximately $5 million on financial aid for illegal immigrants each year.

Video: Flashback: NJ Governor signs bill allowing free tuition for illegal immigrants

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