POLITICAL: Follow the money


How Congress makes Americans sick
Walter E. Williams
Posted: July 21, 2010

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The Fanjul family of Palm Beach, Fla., a politically connected family, has given more than $1.8 million to both Democratic and Republican parties over the years. They and others in the sugar industry give millions to congressmen to keep high tariffs on foreign sugar so the U.S. sugar industry can charge us higher prices. According to one study, the Fanjul family alone earns about $65 million a year from congressional protectionism.

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Price supports and price ceiings are political payoffs to someone. You just have to follow the money. Cui bono?

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