South Dakota Rep. Kristi Noem: Ethanol Subsidies Are Economic Stimulus
The more things change, the more they stay the same.
Kristie Noem was a “tea party candidate” who ousted liberal Stephanie Herseth-Sandlin from South Dakota’s lone House seat while running on a fiscally conservative platform. Except, Noem thinks government subsidies for ethanol are just lovely and stimulate the economy:
Newly Elected Congresswoman Kristi Noem of South Dakota says that ethanol subsidies are important to her state and the nation.
Speaking on the Scott Hennen Show Noem says “Ethanol has been very good to South Dakota.” She said that this is not the time to repeal the subsidy “when you look at taking away that subsidy it is the wrong decision.”
She says that supporting the ethanol industry with subsidy promotes investment and continued hiring “In the long run it will get the economy back on track faster.”
How are ethanol subsidies any different than Obama’s economic stimulus spending? The fiscal conservative argument against the stimulus spending spree was that government cannot create jobs because government cannot spend anything without taking away from someone else.
Given that, if Obama’s stimulus spending hasn’t resulted in job growth (and we know it hasn’t) then how is spending on ethanol subsidies any different?Tags: kristi noem, Letters