Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Statements about Cap and Trade

False

Evidence says he doesn't

Rick Santorum

Rick Santorum

Says Mitt Romney supports cap and trade.

— National

False

Except when he did favor it

Newt Gingrich

Newt Gingrich

"I never favored cap and trade."

— National

Mostly True

His energy policies stay the same either way

False

Evidence beyond flimsy

Half-True

It depends on what your definition of "handout" is

 National Taxpayers Union

National Taxpayers Union

Proposed tax changes are a "handout" to BP.

— National

Half-True

Might halve foreign oil imports, but not overall consumption

Half-True

Current proposal would reduce impact on the poor

False

Global measurements don't show cooling

Mostly False

The CBO says it is more likely to be a wash

Mostly False

Cherry-picking a price 26 years in the future

Full Flop

The tale of the treehugger turned skeptic

Tim Pawlenty

Tim Pawlenty

On a cap-and-trade plan.

— National

False

But polls show majority support

 Investor's Business Daily

Investor's Business Daily

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

— National

Full Flop

Palin's got an on again, off again relationship with cap-and-trade

Sarah Palin

Sarah Palin

On a cap-and-trade plan.

— National