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Mark Sanford on Free Trade

Republican SC Governor; previously Representative (SC-1)


Sugar and peanut subsides make no sense

In 1996, the federal sugar price support program meant that sugar costs in America were roughly double world prices. Today, that number has grown to be 3 times world prices. Like its sister programs, supporting the price of peanuts, the sugar program is incomprehensible. If you raised the finest peanuts in the world in our backyard and then tried to sell them on the local corner, we could be arrested. Itís illegal to sell non-quota peanuts. No one in my district would say that makes any sense.
Source: The Trust Committed to Me, by Mark Sanford, p. 64-65 , Nov 4, 2000

Voted NO on withdrawing from the WTO.

Vote on withdrawing Congressional approval from the agreement establishing the World Trade Organization [WTO].
Reference: Resolution sponsored by Paul, R-TX; Bill H J Res 90 ; vote number 2000-310 on Jun 21, 2000

Voted YES on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements.

Vote to establish negotiating objectives for trade agreements between the United States and foreign countries and renew 'fast track' authority for the President.
Reference: Bill introduced by Archer, R-TX.; Bill HR 2621 ; vote number 1998-466 on Sep 25, 1998

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