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Koch Brothers-Backed Group Distorts Mark Begich Stance

By Paige Lavender

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The conservative Americans for Prosperity claims Democratic Sen. Mark Begich “is on record supporting a carbon tax … that will cost the average family over $2,000 annually.” Not true. Begich hasn’t backed a carbon tax proposal, and the $2,000 figure is based on general assumptions, not any specific plan or piece of legislation.

In fact, what Begich has clearly supported is an amendment requiring any potential, but currently nonexistent, carbon tax revenue to be returned to the American people in some way. It was a vote to make a hypothetical tax revenue …read more

Source: Huffington Post Green