Eliminating a Barrier to Low Cost Fuel

The current 54 cents per gallon tariff on imported ethanol serves as nothing more than a barrier to lower-cost fuel for consumers and deserves to be eliminated. Right now, we subsidize ethanol production, we mandate ethanol use, and we construct barriers to importing ethanol. If the government is going to mandate the use of ethanol, then it should not add insult to injury by forcing drivers to pay a premium price for it. We should let the free market decide what the cost of this product should be, and if we can get it cheaper elsewhere, it will ultimately help our economy

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