Washington Examiner: Written by David Williams. December 16, 2017.
Here we go again. On the eve of the next Farm Bill reauthorization, Big Sugar corporations are up to their old tricks. To protect their government handouts, they are once again claiming that a so-called “zero-for-zero” resolution should come before Congress passes meaningful reform of the country’s harmful sugar policy. Large domestic manufacturers argue that, before subsidies and quotas are phased out, foreign governments must first stop bolstering their own producers.
Contrary to this corporate grandstanding, “zero-for-zero” is nothing but a stall tactic that would delay relief to millions of hardworking Americans and manufacturers who are subsidizing a handful of wealthy sugar processors.