Daily Caller: Written by Nicholas Pyle. November 25, 2017.
As we approach the holiday season, only one thing is more guaranteed than overplayed Christmas music. That is, of course, all the delicious pies and baked goods found at the table. Unfortunately for Americans, there is a government program that artificially elevates the cost of sugar, making those wonderful deserts more expensive.
The U.S. Sugar Program is an outdated dinosaur of a program which offers taxpayer-funded loans to sugar conglomerates. The program was originally implemented to protect farmers’ incomes during the Great Depression, but now the sugar program remains the only commodity program without comprehensive reform in more than 80 years. The program keeps the price of domestic sugar almost double the world price. So, when you go to the store to buy a snack cake or anything sweetened, you pay much more.