Gas price relief is on the way
Senate Republicans are seriously proposing a $100 rebate check to every tax-paying American to offset high gas prices. Really.
Sometimes a proposal is just so jaw-droppingly stupid you can barely believe it’s even real. Of course they’ve tucked in a provision for chewing up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge too – no surprise – and even to prosecute retailers who ‘charge too much’.
This is supposed to be the conservative party? In what way? The $100 checks will be borrowed money that the taxpaying recipients themselves will have to pay back with interest someday. And interference with retail pricing is guaranteed to result in an unresponsive market. Maybe striping roads and pipelines across irreplaceable wilderness is a conservative value?
I sure hope the real Republican party is out there somewhere, planning a comeback to throw these imposters out. And soon!