Folks down south and out west are fond of shaking their fists against "big government" and all the welfare queens in places like California, New York and Massachusetts. What a wonderful opportunity for them to live up to their rhetoric. What a chance for all those Southerners and cowboys to get out of the cart and help the rest of us pull! A second positive effect? If the states that actually pay the bills chose the government, maybe this would at last restore some fiscal sanity to Washington. It's just an idea. Sure beats the current fiasco -- or letting the people of Iowa pick the next president because they did last time. Repeat after me: "A strong America needs big corn ethanol subsidies."