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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
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Ron K. from Cedar Rapids, IA signed.
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W. G. from San Angelo, TX writes:
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I say, end the subsidies, irrespective of other nations following suit. And then stop subsidizing Governments, beginning with ours. This will stop all the insane unconstitutional subsidies. "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Albert Einstein
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Ernest J. from Tipton, IA signed.
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Teresa A. from Frisco, TX signed.
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James G. from Longview, WA writes:
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This welfare must end.
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ROBERT V. from Erath, LA writes:
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I JUST HOPE I UNDERSTAND THIS PETITION CORRECTLY, AND THAT IT'S NOT GOING TO HURT SUGAR FARMERS HERE IN U.S.A.
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