Thursday, April 27, 2006

Corporate Greed For 100, Alex

(Dollars, that is)...

So those kind Republicans want to give all Americans a $100 gas credit, huh? Gee, that will sure accomplish a lot.

Anyone who believes that this ISN'T actually a way to sneak in legislation to allow drilling in the ANWR (as I've said before, the Repugs are nothing if not relentless on this stuff) should be forced to read every word of Ramesh Ponnuru's tome "The Party Of Death" (charming title).

Otherwise, this to me is a one-and-done, mini tax cut of a sort, and it brings to mind what actor Bradley Whitford of “The West Wing” said some time ago on “Real Time.” To him, tax cuts was the Republicans’ answer to everything; “It’s like a religion with them…tax cuts are their Jesus.”

Well, if our elected representatives want to really “get religion,” they can do something about what is described in the article you can read here.

And gee, wasn’t it a year ago when the Liar-In-Chief said “there would be no price gouging”? Wonder how Tony Snow will spin that one if any reporter dares to mention it at a White House press conference?

Also, I’ll be honest with you – after reading this story, I’m not sure who the “good guys” and the “bad guys” are, but I’m just putting it out there. On the one hand, it doesn’t make me happy that Ted Kennedy is standing in the way of this, but I know he’s trying to protect the tourism and fishing industries in Massachusetts. On the other hand, two guys in New Mexico (Senators Bingaman and – especially – Domenici) shouldn’t have the right to cram a wind farm down the throats of people on the other side of the country. However, these are some of the issues we’ll have to face if we plan to get serious about energy independence one day.

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