Tuesday, November 28, 2006

"absurd even by Washington standards"

That's how the New Yorker describes U.S. policy toward the sugar industry. Another tidbit:
the Bush Administration proposed eliminating the ethanol tariff this past spring, but Congress quickly quashed the idea—Barack Obama was among several Midwestern senators who campaigned in support of the tariff—and the sugar quotas appear to be as sacrosanct as ever.