This is a classic example of current GOP thinking. Charles Grassley of Iowa, Ted Stevens of Alaska, Pete Domenici of New Mexico and Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania are co-sponsors of a brilliant solution to the gas crisis- give all Americans a $100 gas rebate check.
Hmm..that will buy one, maybe two, tanks of gas. What is the solution for week two? This goes to every American, including those who don’t even own a car and the CEO of Exxon.
This pathetic attempt at bribery is even more pernicious because:
…it also includes a controversial proposal to open part of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska to oil exploration, which most Democrats and some moderate Republicans oppose.
Is it any wonder that the latest NBC/WSJ poll has Congress with a 22% approval rating?
…if the public is dissatisfied with gas prices, its opinion of Congress isn’t much better. According to the poll, just 22 percent approve of the job Congress is doing, a drop of 11 points since March. “That’s a lot of movement in a four- to six-week period,” says McInturff, the GOP pollster, who attributes the drop to a sharp decline in approval by Republican respondents.