Reduce Big Sugars’ Federal Pork Diet

USA Today summed up the sugar program well: “North Korean strongman Kim Jong Un could not devise a program less divorced from free enterprise.”

A Department of Commerce report highlighted the cost of the sugar program, including high domestic sugar prices and lost jobs. According to the report, “For each sugar-growing and harvesting job saved through high U.S. sugar prices, nearly three confectionery manufacturing jobs are lost.” A May 2013 Iowa State report found that getting rid of the sugar program would save consumers up to $3.5 billion each year.

via Why the Sugar Program Should Be Eliminated.

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