Bachmann Perpetuates Boehner’s Refuted $3000 Light-Switch Tax Myth

Created: April 08, 2009 12:30 | Last updated: July 31, 2020 00:00

Last week, MIT professor John Reilly called out Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio) for intentionally misrepresenting Reilly’s cap-and-trade study to claim that President Obama’s emissions reduction scheme would cost American families more than $3,000 a year. “It’s just wrong,” Reilly told the St. Petersburg Times in reference to Boehner’s use of his study. “It’s wrong in so many ways it’s hard to begin.”

Well, that didn’t stop Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) from hopping on board the Boehner train. This morning, she wrote an op-ed in the Star Tribune that kept Boehner’s distortions alive, and then some. She argued:

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Then again, this isn’t the first time Bachmann has misrepresented someone else’s words.