NEWS PRESS: Buying politicians a sweet deal for sugar industry: your say

News Press: Written by Michael Dicorpo. April 30, 2018.

Ali Schmitz's April 23 article on Florida governor candidates and sugar industry money is very interesting. It shows how big of a fleecing us taxpayers continue to take.

Adam Putman, in less than a year and a half has received over $400,000. The sugar industry is supported by government subsidies each year from $150 million to over $300 million.

Since they are so profitable on their own, they turn around and take that money and buy the politicians that give them the money. The subsidies sugar receives come from our tax dollars, so we are supporting politicians we would never vote for with our own money. Stop the vicious circle of greed and never vote for a politician that takes sugar money. 

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