The Corn Lobby Goes All Out to Keep its (Taxpayer Funded) Goodies

“If any candidate you’re considering won’t go to Iowa and tell Iowans that Big Corn’s special status needs to end, why do you think he or she will go to Washington and tell the other ten thousand special interest groups that their special goodies need to come to an end?”

Are you completely, totally, thoroughly repulsed, disgusted, furious, mortified, mystified, and aghast at how special interests seem to control Washington while ordinary Americans like you and I pay for their goodies on a seemingly endless basis? To paraphrase the late, great Jerry Reed – they get the goldmine and we get the shaft. And we aren’t just talking about Republicans or conservatives, we’re talking about all Americans.

I, for one, am completely fed up with it. The leadership of both parties in Washington puts special interests above America’s interests and they’ve been doing it for a long time, with no end in sight.

In the past, every single candidate for President – from both parties – that has led in the polls at any time has pledged their continuing fealty to corporate welfare, sugar subsidies or, the worst of all, Big Corn.

That is, until now.

Why? Because this time around there are not one but two candidates willing to take a stance against special interests – Senators Ted Cruz and Rand Paul. Suddenly, Big Corn’s worst nightmare could be coming true. Why are they so worried? Because with candidates like Ted Cruz and Rand Paul committed to ending the dominance of special interests, the agricultural groups could very well see their corn subsidies and ethanol mandates, etc. come to an end – especially if one of them wins the Iowa caucuses.

Consider the special event hosted by the Ag folks in Iowa in the early part of 2015. The purpose of the event was typical – have all the candidates tramp through and pledge their fealty to Big Corn – however; the result, was not what they expected. True, most of the candidates dutifully complied… all, that is, except two. Senator Rand Paul didn’t tramp through nor did he pledge his fealty to Big Corn. And Senator Ted Cruz even went so far as to make a special trip, show up at the Big Corn confab, and promptly tell them the truth. Namely, that corn subsidies are bad for the environment, bad for food prices, bad for the poor, bad for America, and are corrupting our politics. Cruz went on to pledge that he would oppose Big Corn subsidies, tax breaks, and regulatory give-aways, etc.

I would note that Donald Trump missed the Big Corn kiss up confab earlier this year, as he wasn’t yet a candidate. However, he has since begun attacking Cruz for Cruz’s commitment to derail Big Corn’s gravy train in Washington! Unbelievable – even Trump!
To further illustrate just how worried the special interests are becoming over these new developments, consider this – Big Corn and its allies are running hundreds of thousands of dollars of ads in Iowa. More amazingly, Big Corn even has 17 campaign workers working Iowa caucus goers! That’s more ground staff than most of the presidential campaigns even have in the state!

It’s clear that Big Corn is in near panic mode.

All of this leads to one question: what kind of President do you want? One who will suck-up to Big Corn or one who will stand up to Big Corn?

Before you answer, remember this: If any candidate you’re considering won’t go to Iowa and tell Iowans that Big Corn’s special status needs to end, why do you think he or she will go to Washington and tell the other ten thousand special interest groups that their special goodies need to come to an end?

I, personally, want a President who will finally put America and Americans ahead of all the special interests in Washington.