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The phrase, “freeze profits, not people,” was very popular with Richard Nixon’s opponents in the mid 1970s. At a corporate funded Boston Tea Party reenactment in 1973, protesters took over the event throwing oil barrels into the water holding signs that read “freeze profits, not people” as well as “Down the King Richard” referring to President Nixon. The phrase has been used in common speech after that time to protest increasing utility rates and shut-offs of heat or power during the winter.