According to a report published last week by Crop Protection News, various candy manufacturers and sugar-substitute lobbyists recently teamed up and “accused the government of burdening taxpayers with extra tariffs” on sugar.
CPN reports that the Sweetener Users Association (SUA) claims U.S. sugar processors “defaulted on government loans (and) taxpayers were left holding the bag.”
But as CPN notes, there is “little or no evidence” to back up the SUA’s claim, and the bill the group references was actually passed in 2014, the year AFTER the supposed loan defaults occurred.
The SUA accusations also failed to note that the problem in 2013 was due to Mexico unlawfully “dumping” cheap, government-subsidized sugar into the U.S. market in violation of established trade agreements. That situation is being addressed and rectified.
The fact is the U.S. sugar program has cost taxpayers exactly…
Dr. Chuck Muth, PsD
Professor of Psephology (homeschooled)
Publisher / Irritator-in-Chief
P.S. The talking-head consensus on cable news was that Hillary Clinton won Monday night’s debate with Donald Trump.
But according to the Los Angeles Times daily tracking poll, Trump continues to lead Clinton by almost 4 points after the debate.
Two more Clinton “wins” like this should assure us of President Trump on November 8th!
- Non-Voters in Poll Highlight Clinton Turnout Challenge
- Ben Carson: Debate Rookie Trump Faces ‘Learning Curve’
- Trump on Clinton Foundation: ‘Follow the Money’
- NYT: Papers Backing Clinton Hit With Flood of Cancellations
- Trump: I Tried to Save Miss Universe’s Job – This Is Thanks I Get
- Ted Cruz: I Endorsed Trump Because ‘I Gave My Word’
- Trump Campaign Asks If He Should Bring Up Clinton Scandals
- Republicans Urge Trump to Avoid Lewinsky
- NY Times: Trump Plans to Practice for Next Debate
- Trump Asks Non-Christian Conservatives to Identify Themselves
- Trump Revives Attack on Clinton Failing DC Bar Exam in ’73
- Hannity to NYT: Trump Opposed Iraq War on My Show
- Trump at Florida Rally: Clinton All Talk, No Action
- Mall Shooter Voted Illegally in US Multiple Times
- Prohibited Gun Buyers Slip Through Federal, State Lapses
- Sen. Tim Scott: Problems Don’t Give Kaepernick Reason to ‘Disrespect Our Flag’
- Politico: State Dept. to Bare 3,000 of Clinton Emails Before Election
- Supreme Court on Verge of Historic Shift Stuck in Limbo for Now
- Feds Shell Out Over $50K to Study Whether Undergraduates Eat Junk Food When They Drink
- Gary Johnson: I’m Having an ‘Aleppo Moment’ on Foreign Leaders’ Names
Congress wants to “Protect” Contact Lenses from Free Market Competition
(Beth Johnson | Libertarian Republic) – Once upon a time, contacts lens manufacturer Johnson & Johnson was on top of the world. To some extent, it still is — it still produces nearly 40 percent of the world’s contact lenses and makes a ton of money each year. But this is nothing compared to the company’s heyday, when it could price gouge its products and get away with it.
Unfortunately for the nation’s 41 million contact lens users, the good old days of exploiting contact lens customers might be coming back if the new Contact Lens Consumer Health Protection Act is passed into law. This legislation will strip consumers of their right to choose in an effort to further the financial interests of the billion-dollar medical lobby.
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Armed Driver Pulled Over by Nevada Cop and Does NOT Get Shot!
“On September 23,” writes Greg Scherr of Las Vegas in a letter-to-the-editor published today by the Las Vegas Sun, “I was pulled over by a Nevada Highway Patrol trooper.
“I pulled over and placed my hands on the dashboard through the steering wheel as she approached. She said I had a brake light out, then asked, ‘Is there a gun in the car?’ I said yes, that it was in a holster strapped to my hip.
“She thanked me for placing my hands where she could see them. I thanked her for letting me know about the brake light and I said I would get it fixed later that day. She said ‘Have a nice day’ and sent me on my way.
“Being considerate, nobody needs to be shot or wear a button telling everyone their lives matter.”
- Political firm tied to corruption investigation of Las Vegas Councilman Ricki Barlow
- Reid: GOP treated Obama with ‘unprecedented disrespect’
FAMOUS LAST WORDS
“I don’t often disagree with Trump and I have great admiration. But I think he said something just now that is an exaggeration. I don’t think Hillary would sell the Oval Office. I think she would rent it on a nightly basis. But I don’t think she’d sell it.” – Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich