Marco Rubio’s Brave Defense of Corporate Welfare, Farm Subsidies, and Protectionism | Foundation for Economic Education

The sugar program offers perennial confirmation of H.L. Mencken’s adage that every election is an “advance auction of stolen goods.” Congress shafts consumers because the sugar industry has directed millions to politicians, including almost $50 million in campaign contributions and lobbying between 2008 and 2013 alone. The economic arguments offered in defense of the program are merely camouflage for political plunder.

Source: Marco Rubio’s Brave Defense of Corporate Welfare, Farm Subsidies, and Protectionism | Foundation for Economic Education

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