No, unfortunately no one has slipped LSD into your orange juice, you read the headline right. While Obama is ordering the Defense department to fulough workers to comply with his "sequester", he has also ordered the Defense department to purchase "renewable bio-fuels" at FIFTY EIGHT DOLLARS PER GALLON.
Number one, if "bio-fuel" costs that much, then it is a complete freaking BOONDOGGLE. This makes hundred-dollar hammers and three hundred dollar toilet seats look like positive bargains. What's the idea of making the military "green" anyway? War is never going to be "green". It is, always has been and always will be a filthy dirty grimy bloody horrific business.
But there is a lot of purely political garbage involved with this "green fuel" business. The price of the fuel doesn't represent its worth, it represents a huge price support for the manufacturers. Hell, didn't they say that "biodiesel" would be cleaner and cheaper?
But, number two, even though throwing out this "green fuel" program would save enough money to satisfy the Defense sequester requirements, Obama WANTS there to be maximum pain to individual people and maximum damage to the economy (so that he can try and blame it on the Republicans). Furloughing essential employees and wasting money by paying more than ten times what it is worth for fuel is a great way to accomplish both goals.
Folks, I can't get a lot done just by writing this little obscure blog. You people who read this need to tell others, and then you all need to jump down the throats of your Senators and Congressmen about this. And don't let them change the subject or talk down to you, either. It's high time they were reminded that they are wasting OUR HARD EARNED MONEY and helping ruin the Republic in the process.