Rep. Broun: Can't Burn "Grits And Cornbread In My Yukon," Need "All The Above" Energy Plan

May 05, 2011 10:46 am ET

Last night on the floor of the House of Representatives, Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA) argued for an "all the above" energy policy immediately after bemoaning ethanol subsidies, saying "it makes no sense to me to drive down the road burning up my grits and cornbread in my Yukon."

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BROUN: I'd like to stop subsidies to everything including ethanol which has not made sense. I'm a good Southern boy, I love my grits and cornbread and it makes no sense to me to drive down the road burning up my grits and cornbread in my Yukon. It's destroying engines, it's destroying food prices, it's destroying jobs here in this country.

We need to stop all of this. We need to start developing our own energy resources. Mr. Speaker, what can the American people do? What the American people can do is contact their members of the Senate and the House and demand that we start producing American energy.

America is not secure as a nation because we are not energy secure. We've got to start developing our own energy resources here in America. All of them. We need to have an all-the-above energy policy. And it's up to the American people to demand that from their members of the House as well as the Senate.

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