Have you noticed that most of that candy in the grocery store is imported?
Bitter about paying artificially high prices for the non-artificial sweetener everyone uses just so a politically connected family can enjoy the sweet life? It's time lawmakers put a lid on the honey pot.
An Iowa State University study has found that the federal sugar program costs U.S. consumers roughly $3.5 billion a year and deprives the workforce of 20,000 jobs. This New Deal-era framework of barriers on sugar imports and of price supports for domestic sugar is a racket that benefits only a few, in particular the Fanjul family of Florida.
The federal sugar scam does have one benefit for Upstate New York, however - it's easier to park near the former Nestle chocolate factory!
There’s no one working in the former Nestle chocolate plant, so there’s no need for the parking restrictions around the plant, according to city of Fulton officials.
This week, lawmakers approved the elimination of 30 minute parking restrictions and a no-stopping order on Fay St., which runs along the front entrance of the closed plant, and 2 hour restrictions on a block of Lyons St. and several blocks of S. Fifth St.
“When Nestle was operating, they asked us to enforce the parking,” said Mayor Ron Woodward. The 30 minute parking made it possible for Nestle’s customers and visitors to find a convenient place to park, he said.
Perhaps the Fanjuls just want to support Obama's traffic congestion reduction plan.
Abandoned Nestle plant, Fulton, NY.