For decades, the sugar subsidy has been lambasted as the worst form of corporate welfare. Big Sugar's perks amount to legalized corruption of the campaign finance system. In Florida, Big Sugar money influence is so great that the industry acts in the state capitol
as a shadow government.
What Big Sugar wants, it gets.
These days, a solid GOP majority in the state legislature,
Gov. Rick Scott, and Adam Putnam
-- the agriculture secretary aiming to replace Marco Rubio in the US Senate -- are so deep in Big Sugar's pocket, you can't even see them. Not that Floridians are looking. here