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Published January 30, 2009, 12:00 AM

Letter: End state ethanol subsidies

I ask all concerned citizens of Minnesota to view the facts on ethanol subsidies at www.congressionalchange.com and demand an immediate end to a subsidy program that has more than fulfilled its mission.

By: Alan Roebke, Alexandria, Worthington Daily Globe

I ask all concerned citizens of Minnesota to view the facts on ethanol subsidies at www.congressionalchange.com and demand an immediate end to a subsidy program that has more than fulfilled its mission.

As you can see at this site, we have already given these plants $300 million of our tax dollars. Yet our legislative leaders are still lobbying hard to insure $55 million more, all for a privileged group of ethanol plants that enjoyed the ethanol/energy boom, yet still want more tax dollars. All the while the new plant at Janesville stands idle, yet doesn’t receive a dime. So I ask you to contact your legislators, to end this wasteful program before Feb. 14, when the next checks are scheduled for delivery to St. Paul’s fermented friends, ensuring more “political whiskey” will flow in the halls of St. Paul — while the rest of us swallow the bitter pills of reality.

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