Quotes

The Cry Wolf Quote Bank chronicles the false predictions and hyperbole by opponents of these laws and protections.  While the issues and specific policies change over time, the rhetoric and themes remained the same.  You can search the Quote Bank for what opponents said to prevent these laws from passing. Using the drop down menus on the right their statements by issue, by specific law, by who said it and by the core themes they evoke.   Elsewhere on the site, you can find articles, studies, and other material that debunks their claims. 

E.g., 2017-10-21
E.g., 2017-10-21

[RGGI money] was taken by regulators from consumers in the form of higher electricity bills and then redistributed to environmental special interests friendly to the politicians in power.

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Americans for Prosperity New Hampshire state director, Corey R. Lewandowski.
04/13/2011 | Full Details

This financial takeover will strangle our economy and move jobs overseas unless it is repealed.

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Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC)
04/01/2011 | Full Details

If we have higher capital requirements than the rest of the world, now you are just putting the nail in the coffin.

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Jamie Dimon, J.P Morgan CEO
03/30/2011 | Full Details

Today’s competitive markets, whether we seek to recognise it or not, are driven by an international version of Adam Smith’s "invisible hand” that is unredeemably opaque. With notably rare exceptions (2008, for example), the global “invisible hand” has created relatively stable exchange rates, interest rates, prices, and wage rates.

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Alan Greenspan
03/29/2011 | Full Details

No state or nation has enhanced economic opportunities [from cap-and-trade and] Europe's cap-and-trade system has been undermined by political favoritism and accounting tricks.

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From the preamble to a piece of failed New Hampshire legislation that would have removed the state from RGGI.
03/16/2011 | Full Details

Forcing business, industry, and food producers to reduce carbon emissions through government mandates and cap-and-trade policies under consideration for the regional climate initiative will increase the cost of doing business, push companies to do business with other states or nations, and increase consumer costs for electricity, fuel, and food;

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From the legislative template provided by the conservative American Legislative Exchange Council.
03/16/2011 | Full Details

The legislation introduced by these Senators today rightly recognizes that the Fed’s rule will cause significant and immediate harm to community banks, consumers and the broader economy.

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American Banking Association on legislation to remove interchange fee rules included in Dodd-Frank
03/15/2011 | Full Details

One of the principal impediments to job creation is uncertainty on the part of American companies, large and small. We've all watched as companies have sat on a lot of capital. They're uncertain about what tax policy is going to be. They're clearly uncertain about how health care costs. They're uncertain about all the regulations on capital markets.

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Thomas Donohue, President of the Chamber of Commerce
03/14/2011 | Full Details

[Sprinkler systems are a] cumbersome and costly apparatus.

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Three weeks before the Triangle conflagration, the Protective League of Property Owners's counsel, Pendleton Dudley responds to Commissioner Rhinelander Waldo order that sprinklers should be installed in a number of warehouses. Only date available: March, 1911.
03/01/2011 | Full Details

[The New York Herald noted that the owners claimed the order amounted to] a confiscation of property…

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New York Herald. Only date available: March, 1911.
03/01/2011 | Full Details

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