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    Filed at 6:47 am under by dcobranchi

    November can’t get here soon enough:

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — Every American taxpayer would get a $100 rebate check to offset the pain of higher pump prices for gasoline, under an amendment Senate Republicans hope to bring to a vote Thursday.

    However, the GOP energy package may face tough sledding 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.

    Democrats are also expected to offer their own competing proposal, as members of both parties jockey for political position on the gas price issue.

    Under Senate rules, either the GOP amendment or the Democratic alternative would probably need 60 votes to pass, which is considered unlikely. However, the amendments would give senators a chance to cast votes on measures designed to help constituents being hit by high gas prices.

    Kabuki goverment.

    3 Responses to “ULTIMATE PANDER”

    Comment by
    April 27th, 2006
    at 8:22 am

    You’d think we’d stop being stunned by the hypocrisy, but no — they can get us every time.

    Comment by
    April 27th, 2006
    at 8:46 am

    Apparently, $100 is all it takes to buy a vote these days…

    Comment by
    April 27th, 2006
    at 10:08 am

    Well, the hypocrisy isn’t confined to DC. Americans are in a collective hissy fit because they’re paying less than half of what a European pays for gas and almost that much less than a Canadian. Until we get it through our collective heads that cheap gas isn’t preordained by the petro gods, then politicians will pander away.