U.S. News & World Report
Blog Post By: Lauren Fox
Senators Mark Kirk, R-Ill., and Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H.,long-time advocates against the U.S. sugar program, sent fellow lawmakers scary cards for the holiday reminding them there’s a trick in all those halloween treats.
The senators couldn’t resist the “sweet” opportunity to lobby against the U.S. sugar program, a depression-era price control law that protects sugar producers from international competition by reducing the number of imports and restricting the amount of sugar farmers can sell.
“Halloween provides a disturbing reminder of sugar’s sweet deal,” Shaheen said. “Sugar is the most tightly controlled commodity market in our country, and this outdated policy is costing our country jobs and hurting our economy.”
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