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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 14th, 2014
David V. from Bluffton, SC writes:
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Stop this communist regime from being the 'Sugar Daddy'!
Oct 14th, 2014
Richard H. from Mount Morris, MI signed.
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Michael L. from Cedar Hill, TX signed.
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L D. from Albuquerque, NM signed.
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David B. from Independence, MO signed.
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James L. from Sebring, FL signed.
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Ellen T. from Grand Forks, ND signed.
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Michael S. from Nampa, ID writes:
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When government artificially props up ANY product/market, we ALL pay dearly for it. Allowing only natural markets, based on supply and demand, has always been the best approach. Doing so provides healthy competition, opportunity for those who will work and for entrepreneurs, and it naturally stabilizes prices too.
Oct 14th, 2014
Paul G. from Walla Walla, WA signed.
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Anna G. from Walla Walla, WA signed.
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Cindy C. from Seguin, TX signed.
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Charles C. from Woodland Hills, CA signed.
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Robert W. from Comanche, TX writes:
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Insanity to continue sugar subsidies bleeding out taxpayer $$.
Oct 14th, 2014
Robert G. from Franconia, NH writes:
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get rid of ALL subsidies. Let the marketplace decide the prices!!!!!
Oct 14th, 2014
Gerald W. from Fort Worth, TX signed.
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Someone from Panama City, FL signed.
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Russell B. from Corinth, NY signed.
Oct 14th, 2014
Elaine G. from Pacific, MO writes:
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all crop subsidies should be phased out - the only thing that farmers or corporations should get is crop insurance that they purchase.
Oct 14th, 2014
Joe V. from Linthicum Heights, MD signed.
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Someone from Redfield, IA signed.
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Ricky K. from Woodsville, NH signed.
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Clinton V. from Live Oak, FL signed.
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Gregory S. from Sarasota, FL signed.
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James S. from Bradenton, FL signed.
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Kyle B. from Calhan, CO signed.
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Bruce B. from Marquette, MI signed.
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William D. from Eagle, ID signed.
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William H. from Peebles, OH signed.
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Karen L. from Des Moines, IA signed.
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Cheryl K. from Charleston, SC signed.
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Someone from Hoisington, KS signed.
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Roy J. from Romeo, MI signed.
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L W J. from Claremont, NH signed.
Oct 14th, 2014
Charlotte G. from Lutz, FL writes:
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Big sugar needs to stand up like big boys and stop taking taxpayers' money.
Oct 14th, 2014
Frank R. from Edgemont, SD signed.
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Maxine K. from Hinsdale, MT signed.
Oct 14th, 2014
Someone from Grand Prairie, TX writes:
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This is a waste of our tax money
Oct 14th, 2014
Herman R. from Menomonee Falls, WI signed.
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R. T. from Atlanta, GA signed.
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Someone from Ringgold, GA signed.

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