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Thursday
Oct092014

ALG - 225 years later, sugar subsidies no closer to being eliminated 

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225 years later, sugar subsidies no closer to being eliminated

 

October 8, 2014, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Nathan Mehrens today 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."

 

To view online: http://getliberty.org/225-years-later-sugar-subsidies-no-closer-to-being-eliminated/

 

Attachments:

 

"Getting rid of sugar subsidies: A look to the future after decades of failure," By ALG vice president of public policy and communications Rick Manning, October, 8, 2014 at http://getliberty.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/SugarWhitePaper10-8-14.pdf .

 

"The Case for a Zero for Zero Sugar Policy in the United States," By Dr. Mark Hartley on behalf of Americans for Limited Government Foundation, July 18, 2013 at http://getliberty.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Zero-for-Zero-Sugar-Policy-718.pdf .

 

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Americans for Limited Government is a non-partisan, nationwide network committed to advancing free market reforms, private property rights and core American liberties. For more information on ALG please visit our website at www.GetLiberty.org.

Thursday
Oct092014

ALG's Daily Grind - Getting rid of sugar subsidies: A look to the future after decades of failure 

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Oct. 8, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds granted.

Getting rid of sugar subsidies:  A look to the future after decades of failure
225 years later after originally being enacted, sugar subsidies are no closer to being eliminated.

Weak Obama leaves Marine Sergeant to rot in Mexican prison
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One more thing Texas does right
Could the D.C. court's decision on the Dunes Sagebrush Lizard signal the end of conservation-by-lawsuit?

Monday
Apr142014

ALG's Daily Grind - CBS sticks thumb in America's eye 

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April 14, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds and cartoons granted.

CBS sticks thumb in America's eye
This past few weeks, CBS has made two decisions that have the potential to send the network into an unrecoverable tailspin. Sharyll Atkisson, the journalist who pushed the Fast and Furious and Benghazi stories forward with unflinching honesty providing CBS News with rare credibility in mainstream America, is now a free agent as the network decided to move on without her hard hitting, apolitical reporting. Then, faced with NBC's fresh-faced Jimmy Fallon, of Saturday Night Live fame, CBS had its choice of potential late night hosts, and they rapidly settled upon Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert.

Democrats and Republicans agree — Obama can't be trusted
Republicans and Democrats in Congress needed to step up and vote unanimously on a common sense bill preventing a known Iranian terrorist (and participant in the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis) from being an Iranian diplomat to the United States, proving that nobody in Washington trusts Barack Obama to make the most basic foreign policy decisions on behalf of American interests.

End the international sugar subsidies for Big Candy
The National Confectioners Association projects that Easter candy sales are projected to be up to a whopping $2.26 billion this year—but what is truly good news for those who convert sugar into delectable treats, is bad news for those who through their own blood and sweat grow sugar in the United States.

Democrats wage war on women's intelligence
David Freddoso argues that Democrats are waging a war on the intellect and honor of women.

Tuesday
Apr012014

ALG's Daily Grind - Unions coming to college football?

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March 31, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds granted.

Unions coming to college football?
If the Northwestern University football players had realized what they were litigating for, one suspects they just might wish they could get an instant replay reversal of the decision.

Has the time come for worldwide sugar subsidies to end?
A unique opportunity has emerged as Australia, Colombia, Brazil, Paraguay, Thailand, Canada, El Salvador, the European Union and the United States all complain to the WTO about massive sugar subsidies in India that threaten the world sugar market. Why not just end them all?

New Virginia law protects farmers from meddling local officials
Fauquier County officials forced family farmer Martha Boneta to cease selling produce from her own 64-acre farm, and so she took action and had Commonwealth law changed.

New York Sun: Lagarde's Waterloo
"The failure [on March 25] in the Senate the so-called "reform" of the International Monetary Fund is an encouraging moment. Senator Reid had tried to tie the scheme, a lunge for money, to the Ukraine rescue, but then retreated, saying the IMF part of it would not have been able to pass the House."

Monday
Feb242014

ALG's Daily Grind - Delaying IRS targeting delays the inevitable 

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Feb. 21, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds and cartoons granted.

Delaying IRS targeting delays the inevitable
By hook or by crook, the Obama administration is likely going to get its way on IRS targeting of the tea party and other 501(c)(4) organizations, and those groups will have no other recourse than to challenge the ensuing censorship in federal court.

Now is the time to tackle sugar subsidies, pass Zero to Zero plan
Representative Ted Yoho (R-FL) has introduced HCR 39 that would provide a new rational way to eliminate subsidies and price supports in the sugar industry, while protecting American cane growers from unfair foreign sugar subsidies and dumping into our market.

Don't buy the hype about lagging U.S. broadband
"In the U.S., headlines often read that America is falling behind other nations, particularly the European Union (EU), and that to achieve next generation broadband availability, more government involvement is needed. But government-led broadband is truly a house of cards."