• The Test You Want to Fail

      The Iowa corn growers association released a report card today, rating Republican primary candidates on their support of "corn grower's legislative priorities."

      Candidates who oppose subsidies, like Representative Ron Paul and Herman Cain got "D." grades (Only their criticism of the EPA spared them "F"s. Former Speaker Newt Gingrich got the highest grade. He and President Obama were praised for their support of economically disastrous policies like ethanol subsidies.

      Here's the report card:

      Corn Report Card

      Government shouldn't be in the business of propping up industries, and the corn lobby doesn't deserve any special protection.

      Given that ethanol subsidies cost taxpayers 6 billion dollars a year, raise food costs, and harm the environment, in this test, an A+ is bad news for everybody.