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
Sep 23rd, 2016
jerry r. from Mesquite, TX signed.
Jul 2nd, 2016
Someone from Saint Petersburg, FL signed.
Apr 7th, 2016
Mary S. from Wesley Chapel, FL signed.
Nov 25th, 2015
William W. from Fort Myers, FL writes:
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The 800,000 acres of sugarcane needs to be changed to Orange Trees!
Nov 10th, 2015
Someone from Henderson, KY writes:
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It is a USA we had freedom to eat what ever God give every food right to eat
Oct 26th, 2015
Someone from Stamford, CT signed.
Jul 12th, 2015
Kevin J. from Olney, MD signed.
Jun 26th, 2015
william z. from Okmulgee, OK signed.
Jun 24th, 2015
Mary M. from Miami, FL signed.
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roy w. from Grandview, MO signed.
Jun 23rd, 2015
Charles M. from Bristol, PA signed.
Jun 23rd, 2015
Claire E. from Oroville, CA signed.
Jun 23rd, 2015
Claire E. from Oroville, CA signed.
Jun 20th, 2015
Mary M. from Miami, FL signed.
Jun 19th, 2015
Paul C. from Bel Air, MD signed.
Jun 18th, 2015
Hector M. from Garden City, KS signed.
Jun 18th, 2015
Martin W. from Chambersburg, PA writes:
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Jun 10th, 2015
Someone from Jacksonville, FL signed.
May 13th, 2015
Someone from Lexington, KY signed.
May 11th, 2015
Someone from Alexandria, VA writes:
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Our Congress is so corrupt they can be lobbied into spending our taxpayer money to kill US jobs. Disgraceful.
May 6th, 2015
Mike H. from Houston, TX signed.
May 5th, 2015
Someone from Lexington, KY signed.
May 4th, 2015
Someone from Lexington, KY signed.
Apr 3rd, 2015
christopher s. from Westminster, MD signed.
Mar 19th, 2015
Darrell P. from Everett, WA writes:
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This is not needed and just more waste of tax payer money. It is sad that Congress is so addicted to OUR MONEY.
Mar 18th, 2015
Cyndie K. from Long Beach, CA signed.
Mar 10th, 2015
Someone from Marco Island, FL writes:
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Subsidise stevis instad. It's not harmful. Makes sense to me. Put help where itis needed
Feb 12th, 2015
Keith W. from Gainesville, FL signed.
Feb 11th, 2015
Gregorio T. from Brownsville, TX signed.
Jan 14th, 2015
Jeffery L. from Atlanta, GA signed.
Dec 29th, 2014
David C. from Naples, FL signed.
Dec 28th, 2014
Wilma R. from Saint Louis, MO signed.
Dec 28th, 2014
Harvey & Susan H. from Gold Canyon, AZ signed.
Dec 28th, 2014
Robert M. from Endicott, NY writes:
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The CONSTITUTION does NOT require the Federal Government to engage in ANY of this nonsense. We need to adhere to the CONSTITUTION in every aspect of government!
Dec 28th, 2014
Gary a. from Tallahassee, FL signed.
Dec 28th, 2014
Richard O. from Hanover, PA signed.
Dec 28th, 2014
Someone from Saint Petersburg, FL signed.
Dec 17th, 2014
Larry A. from South Boston, VA signed.
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.

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