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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 9th, 2014
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Jeffrey K. from O Fallon, MO signed.
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Gregory M. from Pacific, MO writes:
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I am in favor of eliminating all agricultural subsidies and having a truly open free market for all goods grown or manufactured. PERIOD!!!!
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Andrew F. from Leesburg, VA signed.
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Irving T. from Devils Lake, ND signed.
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Donn J. from Atlanta, GA signed.
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Joan and Ralph A. from Remsenburg, NY writes:
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Let us not ruin more American companies and lose more American jobs. Make other countries join us or no go., Let's do it the right way this time.
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Donald W. from Tucker, GA signed.
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Patrick R. from Easton, PA signed.
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Louis P. from North Fort Myers, FL writes:
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Keep Gov't out of private industry. Stop Government from choosing who wins and who loses. These powerful companies coincide within the Gov't and the American Citizen loses. If we are not losing explain 17.5 TRILLION in DEBT
Oct 9th, 2014
Someone from Mt Zion, IL writes:
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i do't think this goes far enough you need to end ALL SUBSIDIES!!!!
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Dan R. from Overland Park, KS signed.
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Bruce S. from Winston Salem, NC signed.
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Joseph D. from Hudson, FL writes:
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Enough is ENOUGH , NO DAMN SUBSIDIES .. PERIOD!!
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Jack P. from Albuquerque, NM signed.
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Robert D. from Evanston, IL writes:
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Subsidies distort signals to the market which is far more efficient at allocating limited resources than government bureaucracy!!
Oct 9th, 2014
Tim C. from Humboldt, TN writes:
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end all subsidies they do not work all they have done is end the small operations
Oct 9th, 2014
Sue K. from Nolensville, TN signed.
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James P. from Rockledge, FL writes:
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End all subsidies to every company, every citizen and all nations. WE ARE BROKE! We add $500,000,000 per day to our debt and we have an administration based on Race=baiters who bribe the ignorant to vote and soon the ignorant will join the illegal in a third world Mexico from the Rio Grande River to Canada, the progressive dream ending America.
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Donald G H. from Brooksville, KY signed.
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Jerald E. from Baxley, GA signed.
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John Z. from Freehold, NJ signed.
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Leonard B. from Roslyn Heights, NY signed.
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Alexander D. from Dothan, AL signed.
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Joe M. from Nashua, NH signed.
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Shirley M. from Lilburn, GA signed.
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John D. from Stanley, NC signed.
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Steve K. from Victorville, CA signed.
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AL N. from New York, NY writes:
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YO, NO MOR SUGAR HIGHS PERIOD!! AL&VETS

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