Gasoline prices are over $3.00 per gallon and the nation is in an uproar. Congress has several ideas calculated to prove they will go to any lengths to solve these sticky problems, so long as no sacrifice is involved, especially by them.
- A $100 tax credit for everyone to offset increased gas prices.
- A special tax on windfall oil profits.
- A moratorium on the federal gasoline tax for six months.
- Drilling in the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge (of course).
John Sununu (R-NH) GMC
Jim DeMint (R-SC) Nissan Pathfinder – 15 mpg
Ben Nelson (D-NE) Ford Explorer – 14 mpg
Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)
Edward Kennedy (D-MA) Chrysler minivan – 18 mpg (In fairness, Ted needs a substantial vehicle to haul him around. The Nimitz was unavailable.)
Evan Bayh (D-IN) Dodge