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On yesterday's political talk shows, America bore witness to the predictable screed of worn-out falsehoods from Washington conservatives. Below is Media Matters Action Network's introductory fact check of conservative political figures that appeared on the Sunday shows.
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In his new book Right Now, Michael Steele cited a cap-and-trade cost estimate snatched from a Freedom of Information Act request by the conservative Competitive Enterprise Institute. The documents included a cost-estimate of an out-dated, abandoned cap-and-trade plan that immediately auctioned 100% of carbon allowances. The American Clean Energy and Security Act does not do this. In order to contain costs, the bill initially awards allowances for free, rendering CEI's revelation meaningless.
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On December 18, 2009, the blog Right Wing News published an interview with Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele. During the interview, Steele made the outrageous claim that health care reform is "going to cost us over a trillion dollars a year to do it." In reality, the Congressional Budget Office estimated the Senate bill would cost $848 billion over 10 years, while lowering the deficit by $130 billion.
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Responding to a Washington Times report on White House visits for Democratic donors, the RNC feigned outrage in a statement saying "the seriousness of this issue requires an immediate investigation." Yet the same Times article mentions that the same was done by President Bush and Michael Steele himself admitted, "well it's part of what happens, you know, you reward those, your supporters who have been a part of helping you achieve success in winning the election."
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Over the weekend, RNC Chairman Michael Steele added to his long string of public gaffes by saying the American health care system does not need reform because what we have is the best in the country.
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