Washington — The Taxpayers Protection Alliance (TPA) has joined the Coalition For Sugar Reform in its crusade to get Congress to reform U.S. sugar policy.
“The United States sugar program reminds taxpayers that crony capitalism is alive and well in Washington, DC,” says David Williams, president of TPA. “Taxpayers, consumers and American workers all suffer under the outdated program meant to protect a few well connected sugar farmers.”
He adds that if Congress were serious about cutting government waste, reforming the sugar program would be a top priority.
The U.S. Department of Commerce finds that for every sugar-growing job saved through government-mandated sugar prices, approximately three domestic manufacturing jobs are lost, the Coalition reports. Further, the program costs U.S. consumers and businesses an average of $3 billion annually.