Think tanks

Think tanks

Cry Wolf Quotes

The increased cost of labor is folded into a bid for a state contract that is then passed on to the state government (which is funded by taxpayers).

-
Carl Gipson, Director, Center for Small Business.
03/01/2007 | Full Details | Law(s): Living Wage

The Obama Tax Plan Would Eliminate Hundreds of Thousands of Jobs Each Year….In other words, for Americans who are unemployed now, their prospects of employment would worsen under the Obama tax plan.

-
The Heritage Foundation's study “Obama Tax Hikes: The Economic and Fiscal Effects".

The Community Reinvestment Act should be repealed--not reformed or restricted but repealed! For no conceivable set of regulations on a bank is consistent with the objective of the Act to meet ‘the credit needs of its entire community, including low and moderate-income neighborhoods, consistent with safe and sound operation of such institution.’ The Community Reinvestment Act was the wrong solution to a genuine problem, for the most part created by other government regulations. Until recently, federal restrictions on interstate banking and state restrictions on intrastate branching severely restricted bank competition in local markets and the potential for geographic diversity of loan portfolios. These restrictions have been substantially reduced, promising a more competitive banking system that is more responsive to the interests of both depositors and borrowers and less vulnerable to adverse economic conditions in specific regions...Don't try to fix the Community Reinvestment Act. It can't be done. Repeal it.

-
William A. Niskanen, Chairman, Cato Institute. Testimony, Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit, House Committee on Banking and Financial Services

If a murderer kills you, it’s homicide. If a drunk driver kills you, it’s manslaughter. If the FDA kills you, it’s just being cautious…Our own federal government’s bureaucratic and apparently unaccountable Food and Drug Administration [blocked drug approvals while Americans] died in agony from a disease other nations controlled for years.

-
The Washington Legal Foundation (WLF) newspaper ads in publications, including the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times.
06/21/1993 | Full Details | Law(s): Abolish the FDA