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The ‘$3,000 Light-Switch Tax’ Myth

House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) has been [pushing the notion](cost every American family up to $3,100 per year in higher energy prices) that President Obama’s cap-and-trade proposal (which he dubs a “light-switch tax”) will “

It has come to my attention that an analysis we conducted examining proposals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Report No., 146, Assessment of U.S. Cap-and-Trade Proposals, has been misrepresented in recent press releases distributed by the National Republican Congressional Committee. The press release claims our report estimates an average cost per

family of a carbon cap and trade program that would meet targets now being discussed in Congress to be over $3,000, but that is nearly 10 times the correct estimate which is

approximately $340.

Then again, numbers haven’t been Boehner’s strong suit of late.

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