Unintended consequences

Unintended consequences

Cry Wolf Quotes

About the only positive environmental impact this tax package will produce is that in destroying 400,000 American jobs, there will be fewer commuters driving their cars to work each day! Between the Clean Air Act and this proposed tax, this country will lose almost 20 percent of its refinery capacity by the end of the decade. In addition to the refinery problem, the tax is punitive to clean fuels, providing little incentives for industries to switch to more environmentally sound fuels like natural gas.”

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Jack Fields (R-TX), Congressional Record

[Recycling] neither conserve[s] scarce resources nor help[s] to protect the environment.

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Cato Institute

Clearly, this is a job-killer in the short-run. The revenues forecast for this budget will not materialize; the costs of this budget will be greater than what is forecast. The deficit will be worse, and it is not a good omen for the American economy. The impact on job creation is going to be devastating, and the American young people in particular will suffer a fairly substantial deferment of their lives because there simply won't be jobs for the next two to three years to go around to our young graduates across the country.

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Rep. Dick Armey, CNN

[The income tax would] divide the population into two classes, the class which contributes to the support of the Government, and the class which does not contribute.

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In 1910, the Albany Evening Journal, a partisan Republican paper.
01/01/1910 | Full Details | Law(s): Tax: Income