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Urge Congress to end sugar subsidies the right way!

Urge Congress to adopt the Yoho resolution calling for the end of all sugar subsidies worldwide!

Americans for Limited Government President Nathan Mehrens recently issued the following statement calling attention to a new white paper, “Getting rid of sugar subsidies: A look to the future after decades of failure,” and urging passage of H. Con. Res. 39 by Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Fla.) that calls for the elimination of sugar subsidies, but only once other sugar exporters have taken similar action:

"For the last 60 years, conservatives have called for the end of sugar subsidies using the same, standard free market language, and have failed miserably. Rather than telling every member of Congress they should not care if every domestic sugar producer is driven out of business costing hundreds of thousands of jobs, and reinforcing the fears of every farm state representative and senator that their constituents might be in the cross hairs next should sugar subsidies fall now, conservatives need a new, winning game plan.

“Unilaterally ending sugar subsidies has been a losing argument for 225 years, dating back to the original protections on sugar during the first Congress of 1789. The Yoho reform recognizes that there is no free market for sugar, and we need to change the international subsidy playing field in order to achieve one.

"Yoho has a better plan, which calls for ending the subsidies, but only contingent upon other nations following suit. By ending subsidies through a thoughtful approach, Yoho does not destroy a domestic industry, and instead engages and encourages other nations to do the same. The Yoho plan will empower U.S. representatives at the World Trade Organization to push for mutual ending of these subsidies, helping to usher in a new era of free markets  and creating a template for addressing other subsidized industries.”

You know what to do. Let’s urge Congress to adopt the Yoho resolution! 225 years after they were enacted, sugar subsidies are no closer to being eliminated. It’s time for a new plan that might actually work.

Public Comments
Oct 8th, 2014
Paul B. from Orlando, FL signed.
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Someone from El Cajon, CA signed.
Oct 8th, 2014
Richard L. from Austin, TX writes:
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This can be a first step to ending all farm subsidies and returning agriculture to the free market world-wide.
Oct 8th, 2014
Jason C. from Tyrone, PA signed.
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Catherine F. from Vero Beach, FL signed.
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Someone from Lockhart, TX writes:
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Support our domestic industries with thoughtful law making.
Oct 8th, 2014
Ted D. from Middleville, MI signed.
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Audrey B. from Plano, TX signed.
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Gary O. from Anoka, MN signed.
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Robert E. W. from Millington, TN writes:
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Vote with compassion and understanding; from an educated standpoint.
Oct 8th, 2014
Glenn M. from Gallup, NM signed.
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Hilton C H. from Goodyear, AZ signed.
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Someone from Lynn Haven, FL signed.
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Linda F. from Pine Grove, CO signed.
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Philip H. from Scottdale, PA writes:
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Terry E. from Seymour, MO signed.
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Gary P. from Breckenridge, CO signed.
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Carleton M. from Stafford, VA signed.
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Christine D. from Morristown, NJ writes:
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Picking winners and losers, again?
Oct 8th, 2014
Kenneth B. from Rochester, NY signed.
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Drew K. from Knoxville, TN signed.
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Jo Ann B. from Philomath, OR signed.
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MARVIN P. from Salem, WV signed.
Oct 8th, 2014
Kenneth N. from Pensacola, FL writes:
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Subsidies for over 200 years, use your heads and get rid of them. The Yoho plan will help the US and reduce, if not eliminate sugar subsidies, Think! there is no reason to keep sugar subsidies.
Oct 8th, 2014
Tara H. from Aurora, CO signed.
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Someone from Saint Louis, MO signed.
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Ellen T. from Grand Forks, ND writes:
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Good plan - I hope it passes.
Oct 8th, 2014
Donald W. from Rapid City, SD writes:
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Sugar is one of our biggest probles...Do we really need to subsidise it with tax dollars?
Oct 8th, 2014
Robert M. S. from Orlando, FL signed.
Oct 8th, 2014
Bane T. from New Palestine, IN writes:
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Every legislative bill should have an expiration date not exceeding 10 years and has to be reviewed and voted on again by congress!
Oct 8th, 2014
Someone from Justin, TX signed.
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kenneth r. from Fairfield, OH signed.
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Larry K. from Mahwah, NJ signed.
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Diane S. from Nesconset, NY signed.
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Michael M. from Austin, TX signed.
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Henry R. from Mount Joy, PA signed.
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Donna W. from West Des Moines, IA signed.
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Gail D. from Westfield, MA signed.
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Steven C. from Lebanon, ME writes:
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NO more subs for anything!
Oct 8th, 2014
Judy J. from Somerville, NJ writes:
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H.Con.Res. 39 sounds like a good plan to me.

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