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.
High energy costs, like taxes, just make New Jersey a tougher state in which to do business. This is not a partisan issue, it’s just a bad deal for New Jersey.
This financial takeover will strangle our economy and move jobs overseas unless it is repealed.
If we have higher capital requirements than the rest of the world, now you are just putting the nail in the coffin.
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;
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.
[The New York Herald noted that the owners claimed the order amounted to] a confiscation of property…
Recently, Washington has been great at issuing overly complex and ineffective regulations—breeding uncertainty among America’s job creators and stifl ing their ability to grow the economy. To add insult to injury, Congress and the administration are considering myriad new regulations to pile on top of business owners, threatening to make it even harder to keep their doors open.
America is sinking under the crushing weight of the ever-expanding regulatory state. This burden threatens to disrupt our recovery, hamper long-term growth, undermine our global competitiveness, and suffocate the entrepreneurial spirit so vital to America's success.
[A dramatic increase in regulation under the Obama administration is] threatening to short-circuit our recovery and undermine our long-term growth....More importantly , it is suffocating the entrepreneurial spirit so vital to America’s success.