“Our plan would give taxpayers a hundred dollar gas tax holiday rebate check to help ease the pain that they’re feeling at the pump,” Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist announced Thursday.
Frist said the rebates would go to single taxpayers making less than $125,000 per year, and couples making less than $150,000.
Republican senators said they hoped soaring gas prices would inspire Democrats to support their proposals.
Free money, we’re just handing this shit out, no strings attached… come and get it. WOOO! Oh wait, you mean this is just another governmentlike that $300 thing Bush plopped out of his ass back in 2001?
Bread and circuses people… bread and circuses.
Update: Loved this comment at Hit & Run:
Or they could cut the federal gas tax.
BTW, it’s 18.4 cents per gallon. (state/fed tax table)
Another Update: Hold the phone, the!
If Senate Republicans and Democrats want to provide immediate relief to consumers the first step should be the repeal of the federal excise tax on gasoline. The money saved by consumers would be more than the $100 refund.