Ethanol, taxes and technology
The writer, a certified public accountant, specializes in automobile dealership accounting.
To the Editor:
When I started reading "Ethanol isn't the answer; picking winners never is" (Opinion, Jan. 9), I thought the writer was going to suggest that the federal government should not try to influence or direct our free enterprise system.
But the writer, exhibiting the liberal tendencies of your publication, suggested only that the federal government's choice of interference is wrong.
Better to interfere with corporate average fuel economy standards and by raising taxes on gasoline.
How can you state that it is OK for the federal government to set fuel standards and raise taxes on gasoline and then say it is wrong for the federal government to pick technologies?
Does the writer not see the contradiction? Probably not.