Ted Cruz got ambushed by an Iowa farmer, enraged that the constitutional conservative has promised to phase out taxpayer-funded subsidies to the ethanol industry over a five-year time span. the farmer initially accuses Ted Cruz of being in bed with big oil. However, Cruz explains to him, he is for ending all government subsidies, ending the government picking winners and losers, and that would include ending any subsidies to the oil industry as well. Cruz then informs the man that he would fight to end the artificial caps placed by government on ethanol, which may help him in the long run more than ending the subsidies would hurt. Cruz also points out, ironically, that the man who built many of the ethanol plants in Iowa is supporting him and encouraged the farmer to go across the room and speak with him.