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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
Robert W. from Comanche, TX writes:
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Subsidizing sugar while diabetes is epidemic is pure insanity. Let the free competitive marketplace do its job. Save the taxpayer's money.
Oct 8th, 2014
rudy c. from Morgantown, WV signed.
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Mr. & Mrs. William S. P. from Plaistow, NH signed.
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Pamela M. from Waddell, AZ signed.
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Travis W. from San Antonio, TX signed.
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Laurence S. from Westminster, CO signed.
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Patrick C. from Fultondale, AL signed.
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Jeffrey H. from Pacifica, CA signed.
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Ursula K. from Clarks Summit, PA signed.
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Michael Q. from Corona, CA signed.
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Elaine D. from Ocala, FL signed.
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Walt B. from Denville, NJ signed.
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Richard A. from Omaha, NE signed.
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R. T. from Atlanta, GA writes:
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take sugar out of food. no subsidy for poisons in food. sugar is an addictive poison, destroying our health.
Oct 8th, 2014
eleanor k. from Guilford, CT signed.
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Ned B. from Saint Cloud, FL signed.
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Beverly B. from Fredericksburg, VA signed.
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George F. from Woodburn, OR writes:
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All subsidies (and most regulations) should have a "sunset clause" built in. Most subsidies should not even exist in a free market economy.
Oct 8th, 2014
Joan R. from Douglas, GA signed.
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rosiliana w. from Brandon, FL writes:
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Get Government out of the sugar business - FREE MARKET works best!
Oct 8th, 2014
Joe D. from Guysville, OH signed.
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Lynn D. from Florissant, MO writes:
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FREE MARKET works best! Please stop interfering with the process.
Oct 8th, 2014
Ted R. from Cary, NC signed.
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Robert H. from Austin, TX signed.
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Jeffrey K. from White Plains, NY signed.
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Tim M. from Cincinnati, OH signed.
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Carl O. from Tuskegee, AL signed.
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george c. from Irmo, SC signed.
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sandra s. from La Quinta, CA signed.
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Donald O. from San Leandro, CA signed.
Oct 8th, 2014
Daniel P. from Lehi, UT writes:
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Sugar needs no subsidy - the free market should determine success or failure of a product. Do this in the right way! Follow Yoho's plan.
Oct 8th, 2014
Jackie & Diana M. from Maynardville, TN signed.
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Someone from Louisville, KY signed.
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Tony G. from East Bend, NC signed.
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Kenneth L. from High Springs, FL signed.
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Janet S. from Seattle, WA signed.
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Jerry M. from Decatur, IL signed.
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Henry J. G. from Mount Pleasant, SC signed.

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