CAGW’s Op-Ed on Big Sugar Runs In The Hill’s Congress Blog

For Immediate Release Contact: Alexandra Booze (202) 467-5318
August 14, 2014  

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) President Tom Schatz published an opinion piece titled “Big Sugar Has Finally Gone Too Far,” which was highlighted on The Hill’s Congress Blog.  The op-ed reads in part as follows:

“The latest example of Big Sugar running to Uncle Sugar to protect the industry’s sweet deal at the expense of taxpayers and consumers occurred on March 28, 2014, when domestic sugar producers filed complaints about Mexican sugar imports to the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) and the Department of Commerce (DOC).  The petitioners claim that Mexican sugar is being dumped in the U.S. market and receives unfair subsidies from the Mexican government, thereby injuring U.S. sugar producers. 

“While the agencies have agreed to investigate the two complaints, which is a routine decision in such cases, it would be an insult on top of injury to both taxpayers and consumers if they rule in favor of Big Sugar.”

Read the op-ed in its entirety here.

Citizens Against Government Waste is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating waste, fraud, mismanagement and abuse in government. 

 

 

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