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No One Knows What Cap-and-Trade Is

Last updated: July 31, 2020 | May 11, 2009 | Amandeep Coleman
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Well, not no one, but only a quarter of people polled by Rasmussen Reports could correctly identify what “cap-and-trade” legislation pertained to.

Given a choice of three options, just 24 percent of voters can correctly identify the cap-and-trade proposal as something that deals with environmental issues. A slightly higher number (29 percent) believe the proposal has something to do with regulating Wall Street while 17 percent think the term applies to health care reform. A plurality (30 percent) have no idea.

One reason why Republicans are trying to pre-define the legislation as an “energy tax.”

Amandeep Coleman | Amandeep had never known a moment when she wasn't reading or making up stories, having been born into a family of readers. She took out a pencil and notebook during the now-famous blizzard and started writing down one of those stories. It was there that I began my professional life. Her first book was written after several rejections and manuscripts. She is a member of many writers' organizations and has received several accolades from her peers and the publishing industry. The New Yorker recently dubbed her "America's favorite novelist".

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