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According to a report published last week by Crop Protection News, various candy
manufacturers and sugar-substitute lobbyists recently teamed up and “accused
the government of burdening taxpayers with extra tariffs” on sugar.
CPN reports that the Sweetener Users Association (SUA)
claims U.S. sugar processors “defaulted on government loans (and) taxpayers
were left holding the bag.”
But as CPN notes, there is “little or no evidence” to back
up the SUA’s claim, and the bill the group references was actually passed in
2014, the year AFTER the supposed loan defaults occurred.
The SUA accusations also failed to note that the problem in
2013 was due to Mexico unlawfully “dumping” cheap, government-subsidized sugar
into the U.S. market in violation of established trade agreements.That situation is being addressed and
The fact is the U.S. sugar program has cost taxpayers exactly…
Congress wants to
“Protect” Contact Lenses from Free Market Competition
(Beth Johnson |
Libertarian Republic) – Once upon a time, contacts lens manufacturer
Johnson & Johnson was on top of the world. To some extent, it still is — it
still produces nearly 40 percent of the world’s contact lenses and makes a ton
of money each year. But this is nothing compared to the company’s heyday, when
it could price gouge its products and get away with it.
Unfortunately for the nation’s 41 million contact lens
users, the good old days of exploiting contact lens customers might be coming
back if the new Contact Lens Consumer Health Protection Act is passed into law.
This legislation will strip consumers of their right to choose in an effort to
further the financial interests of the billion-dollar medical lobby.