ST. CLOUD -- Congresswoman Michele Bachmann hosted a forum today (Thursday) at St. Cloud State University on President Obama's energy proposal called "Cap and Trade". Bachmann doesn't support the idea, and says if it passes later this year, it won't created the so-called "green" jobs that's been promised.
AUDIO: Click on the audio player below to hear comments from Congresswoman Michele Bachmann.
Bachmann brought with her author Chris Horner. A man who does not believe there is such a thing as man-made global warming. During his presentation, he described Cap and Trade as a hidden energy tax that will raise your energy bill.
AUDIO: Click on the audio player below, to hear comments from Chris Horner.
The presentation at times became contentious, with Obama supporters shouting at Horner, and questioning his positions.
Eric Austin describes himself as a liberal blogger. He says Horner gave a very slick presentation.
AUDIO: Click on the audio player below, to hear comments from liberal blogger Eric Austin.
President Obama wants his Cap and Trade proposal passed by the end of August.
Definition of Cap and Trade:
Cap and Trade is a method of managing pollution. The government would first set a "cap" on pollution. Then companies are issued credits, essentially licenses to pollute, based on how large they are. If the company comes in below it's cap, it has extra credits which it can "trade".