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Political cash sweetens federal sugar boondoggle

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In America's panoply of pork, corporate welfare and special-interest boondoggles, perhaps few programs are less defensible than the federal sugar program. So it was dispiriting, but no surprise, that the Senate voted last week to preserve it. The sugar program drives up prices for American consumers, kills U.S. jobs, distorts markets and enriches a few well-connected companies. Here's how it...

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