Quote – Thacher Longstreth, president of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce

I think you know as well as I do that when you get legislation like this, you very often feel this is the nose of the camel. Okay, they start off with this and then they expand it a little further, and then the next thing you know they are taxing industry to pay for the cost of the regulatory apparatus that’s being established. And the first thing you know, you’re really being asked to preside at your own funeral.

Testimony before the Philadelphia City Council. From the Council of the City of Philadelphia, Committee On Public Health and Welfare.

Tuesday, October 7, 1980