The biggest threat to what remains of the Everglades is Big Sugar. Their political strength lies in a 1980’s corporate welfare scheme that hands them roughly $4 billion each year from American taxpayers and consumers. They use that money to buy politicians. We can restore some balance by taking away their gravy train.
The Sugar Policy Modernization Act
The Sugar Policy Modernization Act of 2017, (H.R.4265 / S.2086), reforms the U.S. sugar program so that American companies who use sugar as an ingredient in their products have access to adequate amounts of the commodity at reasonable market prices. This legislation provides Congress with the opportunity to provide relief to small businesses and hardworking Americans from burdensome government mandates that have artificially kept sugar prices excessively high for manufacturers.
This bicameral, bipartisan legislation was introduced in November 2017 in the House by U.S. Representatives Virginia Foxx (R-NC) and Danny Davis (D-IL), and in the Senate by U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), and Pat Toomey (R-PA).
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