Direct bribes as political strategy

Well, this is subtle.
WASHINGTON - Responding to an election-year spike in gasoline prices, Senate Republicans on Wednesday drafted legislation providing $100 rebates for taxpayers as key lawmakers sought access to Big Oil's income tax returns.

The rebate legislation also calls for oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, an intensely controversial proposal that will probably contribute to the defeat of the overall measure.

I suppose this is what it feels like to be a Republican member of Congress when Jack Abrahamoff is around. Frankly, I'd rather have my $20,000 for the war in Iraq back than, what, five tanks of gas?

5 comments:

miss shirley said...

5? Try 2.

Sophist said...

Yeah, 2 tanks of gas. At the Shell station off the 5th and Harrison 101 offramp in San Francisco, gas was $3.65 for the lowest grade!!!!!!!

Spice said...

That whole my-car-dying thing is starting to look like a blessing in disguise...

Mister Vertigo said...

I filled the Jeep last week: $50.06. Man, did I pick a cruddy time to trade off the car...

towwas said...

Gawker pointed out yesterday that, for the people of Manhattan, it would just be $100 each of free money. http://www.gawker.com/news/politics/senate-promises-new-yorkers-free-money-170071.php