Statements about Cap and Trade

Says Mitt Romney supports cap and trade.

"I never favored cap and trade."

Says Mitt Romney has said different things about whether global warming is caused by humans

"The weight of the evidence (on global warming) is that most of it, maybe all of it, is because of natural causes ... it’s fair to say the science is in dispute."

Commerce Secretary nominee John Bryson "appears to endorse world government."

"Every major study that has been done by a legitimate group ... shows that there are hundreds of thousands of jobs to be created if you pass our (cap-and-trade) legislation. And if you wind up pricing carbon."

The American Power Act "would cut our dependence on oil in half."

"The Congressional Budget Office -- supposedly non-partisan -- estimates that in just a few years the average cost to every family of four (from cap and trade) will be $6,800 per year."  

A cap-and-trade plan promoted by Barack Obama would hit hardest "those already struggling to make ends meet."

Obama has admitted a cap and trade plan would cause electricity bills to "skyrocket."

"For the last decade the climate has been cooling."

The cap-and-trade bill will mean "2 million jobs lost."

Gas will reach $4 a gallon under a cap-and-trade plan.

The Obama administration's cap-and-trade plan would create "a $1,761 yearly energy tax."

"Cap-and-trade is wildly unpopular with Americans."

"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."

"Job losses are so certain under this new cap-and-tax plan that it includes a provision accommodating newly unemployed workers from the resulting dried-up energy sector, to the tune of $4.2 billion over eight years. So much for creating jobs."

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