Friday, May 13, 2005


The Sugar lobby is at it again. The 50,000 plus jobs represented by the sugar industry have mounted a full scale press against the proposed free trade agreement. Clearly Americans pay to much for sugar - based in part on the only eight refiners in the country but more importantly based on the restrictive trade policies that go back before Castro. Want to increase economic activity in the US? Want to improve the standards of living and thus the numbers of consumers in the region (*and thus the market for US goods and services)? Don't listen to the sugar protectionists - adopt CAFTA.