A Totally Misleading Ad Against California's Climate Change Legislation A Totally Misleading Ad Against California's Climate Change Legislation
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A Totally Misleading Ad Against California's Climate Change Legislation

by Andrew Price

October 7, 2010

Follow this concerned mom through every room of her suburban house as she recites misrepresentation after misrepresentation in support of California's Proposition 23, a ballot measure that would suspend the state's landmark climate change legislation, known as A.B. 32.

So from this ad you learn that Proposition 23 is a jobs bill that would prevent a "new energy tax" from taking effect. And from a cursory glance at the A.B. 32 Wikipedia page (or a look at the bill itself (PDF)) you would learn that A.B. 32 is not a tax but rather plan to monitor and lower the state's greenhouse gases. And from a look at Proposition 23 you'd learn it has no direct job-creation provisions.

The ad, of course, is paid for by two oil companies, Valero and Tesoro. A thorough debunking is at Political Correction.

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A Totally Misleading Ad Against California's Climate Change Legislation