Stabilisation Rules Slammed by Taxpayer Groups19 November 2012
US - The Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) and the National Taxpayers Union have released the second in a series of propoganda videos alerting consumers, taxpayers and the organizations' members to the dangers of the Dairy Market Stabilization Program (DSMP).
The stabilisation provision would launch a new raft of complicated federal rules and regulations aimed at keeping prices high for families who buy milk or dairy products and continue government control over the nation's milk supply.
The stabilization provision would launch a new raft of complicated federal rules and regulations aimed at keeping prices high for families who buy milk or dairy products and continue government control over the nation's milk supply.
'Let Free Market Drive Milk Production'
"One of the most interesting facts to come out of the recent election is that 51 per cent of voters believe that the government is doing too much, an increase of 7 per cent from 2008," said CCAGW President Tom Schatz.
"The DMSP is precisely the kind of incessant meddling that has outraged American taxpayers. The U.S. dairy program is already a mindlessly convoluted patchwork of government manipulation; instead of grafting more rules and regulations onto an already incomprehensible operation, the federal government should be getting out of the way and letting the free market drive milk production."
Current Sector Size
The U.S. dairy industry has grown 66 per cent in the last 40 years and now creates 8,400 jobs for every billion dollars in dairy exports. A supply management provision such as the DMSP would interfere with free market forces to keep milk prices high, making dairy products more expensive. It also would increase taxpayers' costs for federal nutrition programs, including food stamps and school meals programs.
International Dairy Foods Association Speak Up
The IDFA has also voiced opposition to the stabilization provision and urges Congress to support the Goodlatte-Scott amendment. According to the IDFA, it would provide an effective safety net for dairy producers without restraining the industry's ability to serve growing markets.
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