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Cry Wolf Quotes

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;

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From the legislative template provided by the conservative American Legislative Exchange Council.

[RGGI money] was taken by regulators from consumers in the form of higher electricity bills and then redistributed to environmental special interests friendly to the politicians in power.

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Americans for Prosperity New Hampshire state director, Corey R. Lewandowski.

Massachusetts cannot escape the new world order. As business across the nation resists being used as a government beast of burden, or run by its unions, it outsources jobs overseas to workers who are grateful to have them. Or hires illegal immigrants. Or begins to develop robots to take the place of entitled, demanding humans. Eventually, American ex-workers will have lots of free time to hang out with their families, though the money to feed, shelter and clothe them may be in short supply.

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Barbara Anderson, executive director of Citizens for Limited Taxation, The Providence Journal.

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.