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Cry Wolf Quotes

Over the past ten months, the RGGI Cap & Trade scheme has been exposed as nothing less than a devious and deceptive tax. This is a program that has been stained by secrecy and open to exploitation by speculators looking to profiteer on the backs of ratepayers all while driving up electricity rates and contributing to the continued exodus of jobs and industry from our state.

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Americans for Prosperity New Jersey state director, Steve Lonegan.

This is the biggest conspiracy between the public sector, big banks and government that Americans have ever seen and you the ratepayers are going to pay the price…. This is not about a clean environment. This is not about green energy. This is about raising taxes on your energy and passing that energy rate tax onto you the ratepayer.

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Steve Lonegan, director of the New Jersey chapter of Americans for Prosperity

Main Street non-financial businesses would be hit with taxation, regulation, and possible nationalization by the Federal Reserve.

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Group letter signed by conservative groups including Americans for Tax Reform and Tea Party Express

That's just an excuse to create a money-making cap-and-trade scheme that'll drive up electric rates.

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Narrator from one of Americans for Prosperity’s anti-RGGI ads.