Quote – Thacher Longstreth president of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce and former Republican city councilman.

This bill is the greatest piece of idiocy to come down the pike in quite a while. You know, people wonder why we’ve lost 145,000 jobs from Philadelphia in the last 20 years. If people would spend as much time trying to help develop industry in this city as they have trying to fight it, we’d be a lot better off.

“Toxic substances bill: Heading for a fight”, Philadelphia Inquirer, by Roger Cohn.

Monday, October 6, 1980