Keep pushing. Please.

It’s time to face the reality that Republicans couldn’t and won’t persuade people that government is not on their side by flailing at the concept of a sixteen trillion dollar debt. Luckily, there is an abundance of more modest but equally telling examples of what an arrogant, self-centered and belligerent bunch we are permitting to run our lives. One of these caught our eye when the Environmental Protection Agency, right after the election, finally acted on a request made back in August by eight governors and some 200 Members of Congress, many of them Democrats. They’d asked for a waiver of ethanol mandates, citing the impact on food prices with 40 percent of the nation’s corn going into our gas tanks—before the summer drought ruined the crop.

With its usual contempt for honest numbers, the EPA said the mandate would only add about one per cent to food costs and dismissed the request.

This week ethanol turned up again, when the American Automobile Association (AAA), about as apolitical an organization as you’ll find, called on the EPA to halt sales of E-15, a gasoline blend containing 15 percent ethanol.

AAA simply pointed out what everybody already knew when the EPA green-lighted the stuff: It’s a corrosive fuel for 90 percent of the cars on the road today, will void warranties, and will wreck small engines like boat motors.

An abusive government can push people around for a long time, but eventually they notice. There’s no evidence that the EPA or other agencies intend to stop pushing any time soon. That may accomplish what the Republicans couldn’t.

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The Club for Growth is a national network of over 40,000 men and women, from all walks of life, who believe that prosperity and opportunity come through economic freedom. Wisconsin Club for Growth, Inc. is dedicated to informing, educating and rallying citizens of Wisconsin to embrace and enact policies that lead to sustained economic growth, limited government, and minimal taxation. Wisconsin Club for Growth can and will have an enormous impact on the direction of our state. Wisconsin Club for Growth believes that effective lobbying is done at all stages of the budget cycle, including when our leaders make public promises and can be encouraged to support policies that spur economic growth. Wisconsin Club for Growth believes we must support pro-growth policies and encourage public officials with backbones to remain truly committed to making our economy and our state stronger. Wisconsin Club for Growth believes our leaders must stand up to the tax and spend mentality in Madison and work tirelessly to cut taxes and unleash the power of the free-market.

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