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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
Jim C. from Woodston, KS signed.
Oct 8th, 2014
Andrew B. from Hillsdale, NY writes:
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the free market does work, end all govt subsidies.
Oct 8th, 2014
Marc M. from Fort Collins, CO signed.
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JOHN K. from Chicago, IL signed.
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Charles C. from Clayton, NJ writes:
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Sugar does not kill!
Oct 8th, 2014
Howard H. from Otego, NY signed.
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William G. from Beebe, AR writes:
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Stop all subsidies now.
Oct 8th, 2014
Someone from Silverdale, WA signed.
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Charles M. from Royse City, TX signed.
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Someone from Amarillo, TX writes:
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Free markets are the only way to restore America's greatness. End all subsidies period!
Oct 8th, 2014
William D. from Salem, OH signed.
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Joseph Z. from Cleveland, OH signed.
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Sean M. from Billings, MT signed.
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Douglas H. from Troy, MI signed.
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William H. from Hot Springs National Park, AR signed.
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WESLEY M. from Redding, CA writes:
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Stop subsidies of all kinds. Let free market set the price of all commodities.
Oct 8th, 2014
Wayne Ray L. from Athens, TN signed.
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Marlene C. from Yakima, WA signed.
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Someone from Pittsburgh, PA signed.
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Someone from Hampton, VA signed.
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David T. from Show Low, AZ writes:
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why subsidize something that isn't good for you?
Oct 8th, 2014
Mary Ann I. from Fort Worth, TX signed.
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Suzanne M. from Saint Paul, MN signed.
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James H. from Walsenburg, CO signed.
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Michael M. from Saint Paul, MN signed.
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Marissa S. from Minneapolis, MN signed.
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Janelle M. from Minneapolis, MN signed.
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Gene B. from Mesa, AZ signed.
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William A. from Kingston, NY signed.
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John M. from Saint Paul, MN signed.
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F Russell B. from San Diego, CA signed.
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James S. from Bradenton, FL signed.
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Greg G. from Englewood, CO signed.
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John Y. from Middleburgh, NY signed.
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Stephanie V. from Mineral Bluff, GA signed.
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Tetty S. from Owasso, OK signed.
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Julian T. from Plant City, FL signed.
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Vicki W. from Cincinnati, OH signed.
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Patricia P. from Buffalo, MN signed.

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