Originally Posted by cliffy109
It is not cheaper unless you consider taxpayer subsidies to be "free" money. You would also need to consider higher feed, grain and meat prices to be inconsequential in order to call ethanol "cheaper."
Then you need to count a good portion of the military budget, the tax credits and the oil depletion allowance, etc that goes to petroleum companies and add that to the cost of gas. Btw, there are no subsidies going to ethanol producers and there are no price support payments going to corn growers either.
In Russia we have saying, "if it isn't broke, don't fix it". We also say, "if it is broke, don't fix it".