Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Congressional sugar daddy

It's simply not profitable to grow sugar in the United States. That's why the sugar lobby has invested enormous sums to influence Congress to continue a program with no discernable economic benefit and one which is responsible for much of the destruction of the Florida Everglades. The program has the added effect of impoverishing those in other countries who rely on sugar for their livelihoods as well. It's not often you hit a trifecta. But, the U. S. sugar industry has been doing it consistently for years.

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