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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
Dec 3rd, 2014
Darryl S. from Muskegon, MI writes:
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"I've long had it with US candy firms outsourcing candy facture to other lands. EEE-NOUGH."
Nov 15th, 2014
Someone from Akaska, SD signed.
Nov 8th, 2014
Someone from Prescott Valley, AZ writes:
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where are the redeeming qualities of sugar? research reveals limitless negatives for human consumption of sugar. no subsidies would be a giant step forward in world health.
Nov 7th, 2014
Robert R. from Manassas, VA signed.
Nov 3rd, 2014
Mary T. from South Amboy, NJ signed.
Oct 30th, 2014
Someone from Manassas, VA signed.
Oct 30th, 2014
Kurt S. from Warren, MI writes:
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The free market works when it's free. It fails when good intentions replace good sense and when politicians interfere with it. Also, the EPA and IRS are corrupt and power mad. Get rid of them.
Oct 24th, 2014
Alice R. from Wayne, PA signed.
Oct 24th, 2014
Carole W. from Sunbury, OH signed.
Oct 20th, 2014
Someone from Ilion, NY writes:
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Do your job congress and stop the big business subsidies.
Oct 20th, 2014
Michael A P. from Chattanooga, TN signed.
Oct 19th, 2014
Paul C. from Bel Air, MD signed.
Oct 19th, 2014
Jo Ann B. from Philomath, OR signed.
Oct 19th, 2014
David C. from Naples, FL writes:
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Do your job congress and stop the big business subsidies.
Oct 18th, 2014
Jean B. from Henderson, NV signed.
Oct 18th, 2014
Gilbert f. from Costa Mesa, CA writes:
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End sugar subsidies. Show us that government can actually cancel a program in only 225 years.
Oct 18th, 2014
Gary B. from Winter Park, FL signed.
Oct 18th, 2014
Someone from Pooler, GA writes:
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Government spending is so out of control and has been for many years. Gov. should not be subsiding any big business cut there taxes and get rid of the EPA.
Oct 18th, 2014
Donna D. from Pooler, GA writes:
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Government spending is so out of control and has been for many years. Gov. should not be subsiding any big business cut there taxes and get rid of the EPA.
Oct 18th, 2014
Jon R. from Houston, MO signed.
Oct 17th, 2014
David S. from Salem, OH signed.
Oct 17th, 2014
Janet P. from Denver, CO signed.
Oct 17th, 2014
Bill B. from Covington, LA signed.
Oct 17th, 2014
Someone from Baton Rouge, LA writes:
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STOP ALL CORP SUBSIDIES NOW!
Oct 17th, 2014
William E. from Granbury, TX signed.
Oct 17th, 2014
John B. from Canon City, CO signed.
Oct 17th, 2014
Someone from Clearfield, UT writes:
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Sugar Kills! Another monumental government destruction of life.
Oct 17th, 2014
Phyllis K. from Kissimmee, FL signed.
Oct 17th, 2014
Kevin C. from Louisville, KY signed.
Oct 17th, 2014
K S. from Lewis, IN signed.
Oct 16th, 2014
Someone from Patriot, IN writes:
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We should use healthy beet sugar if one is going to use any sugar - there is a difference - but cane sugar's lobby is very strong. Where is Michelle when it might help with obesity.
Oct 16th, 2014
Charles H. from Kennesaw, GA signed.
Oct 16th, 2014
John S. from Marianna, FL writes:
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Sugar is a big part of obesity in this country!
Oct 16th, 2014
Someone from Kissimmee, FL signed.
Oct 16th, 2014
William H. from Edmond, OK signed.
Oct 16th, 2014
E. L. L. from Stevens, PA signed.
Oct 16th, 2014
michael c. from Orlando, FL writes:
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There should be a law that sugar will no longer be one of the ingredients in our food. As a diabetic, guess what?
Oct 16th, 2014
John P. from Galesburg, IL signed.
Oct 16th, 2014
Someone from Troy, NY signed.
Oct 16th, 2014
David N. from Centerville, MA writes:
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How much of Obama's one billion dollar campaign funds came from the sugar lobby which destroy's our nations health.

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