Staving off the stove police?
By Catharine Richert
Published on Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009 at 6:30 p.m.
House Republicans opposed to the cap-and-trade bill say the government wants your stove.
"The government is going to tell Americans they need to replace functioning stoves in their homes with 'government-certified' stoves and use taxpayer dollars to do so," they said in a statement. "The Democrats’ national energy tax is just more government intrusion and more taxpayer dollars used for government-imposed mandates."
From the sound of this claim, it seems like the government would demand all wood stoves be replaced (we imagine packs of bureaucrats knocking down doors and tearing wood stoves out of walls). We wondered whether the cap-and-trade bill really contains such a requirement and found the statement only Half True . Read our item to see what details the House Republicans left out.
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Researchers: Catharine Richert
Names in this article: House Republican Conference
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