Thursday, April 27, 2006

They'll give you $100 if they can drill ANWR

The Republicans want to give each of you a hundred dollar gas rebate check.
But as they say, there’s more

“The fate of the amendment, however, is uncertain because Frist has included in his plan a provision on opening drilling in the Artic National Wildlife Refuge. Drilling in ANWR has frequently been a poison pill for Democrats, and Republicans told FOX News they fully expect "Democrat shenanigans, " possibly in the form of a filibuster, on this amendment.”

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Ted Stevens must be experiencing something better than Viagra right about now.

20 Comments:

Blogger Blogenfreude said...

They could offer me $100,000 and the answer is still "no"

April 27, 2006 12:44 PM  
Blogger pissed off patricia said...

There isn't enough money to buy my okay, but the greedy public may see it differently. Remember bush got elected the first time because he used tax cuts as bait. This is just more repub bait.

April 27, 2006 12:56 PM  
Blogger Carl said...

Filibuster is ON, beeyatches!

April 27, 2006 1:22 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Ted Stevens must be experiencing something better than Viagra right about now.

That's the funniest line I've read today.

As far as the $100 check goes, are they kidding? Compared to the first of the year, it costs me $25 more a week to fill my van. That check won't even give me a month's worth of relief.

It's the poor people and the young families just starting out that I feel sympathy for. The Bush administration has given countless tax breaks to the rich and now they want to throw a lousy $100 to the poor and middle-class? Meaningful relief would be a $1000 check for every taxpayer earning under $100,000 a year. He can pay for the program by rescinding some of those tax breaks he gave his rich friends.

Geez, his crumbs for the poor and cake for the rich mentality is really starting to tick me off. And don't even get me started on the ANWR drilling scheme.

April 27, 2006 2:57 PM  
Blogger Auntie Roo said...

It isn't even giving us money. It's our tax dollars that would be lent to us to be repaid at a later date with interest. Just like the first tax refunds.

Besides, like Kathy said, it would be a couple of fill-ups. The damn money would go back to the oil companies.

And PoP - You're right about it being bait. Might convince some voters to vote Republican this fall. They sold their country off cheaply before didn't they?

Must be Rove's idea - it could be a win/win plan.

April 27, 2006 3:29 PM  
Blogger Time said...

I would think that the republicans would be pissed off by now. This administration treats us like idiots and fools. Do republicans enjoy being insulted and played?

April 27, 2006 4:18 PM  
Blogger Walt said...

Well, I'd like to call shenanigans on the entire Congress. Where's my broom?

April 27, 2006 4:33 PM  
Blogger jenny said...

my friend Greg read the fine print:

When the $100 rebate check is delivered each recipient will have to turn over their first born child. In the event the recipient has not followed Gods command to bring forth offspring they will have to contribute a kidney and liver lobe to the Decomposing Old Republican Shit Head Transplant Drive. Next month citizens will be afforded a $50 rebate if they agree to store 50 spent nuclear fuel rods in their basements.

Senator Frist wanted to make sure voters knew that in 2007 the program would become mandatory.

April 27, 2006 4:45 PM  
Blogger Steve Bates said...

Maybe we could drill Bill Frist for the gas; he certainly has plenty of it, and gives it away free.

"Besides, like Kathy said, it would be a couple of fill-ups." - auntie roo

One fill-up, by the time you actually see the money, which auntie correctly notes is, like the first "tax rebate," a loan, not a gift.

Bring it on. Americans have already made it clear they don't want their Alaskan wilderness drilled for the tiny amount of oil there. Fill a Buster! um, I mean, filibuster!

April 27, 2006 5:15 PM  
Blogger John Good said...

I'll pay them $100 each if they'll go away.

April 27, 2006 5:29 PM  
Blogger pinkfem said...

My confessional is open again and Ted Stevens needs to spend quality time there.

April 27, 2006 5:35 PM  
Blogger Crackpot Press said...

$100 isnt even two tanks of gas!

Also the ANWR solution is short sighted. Economically it would take ten years to see a change and the amount of oil is minimal.

TO use an "addicted to oil" metaphor, it's the equivilant of scraping the mirror with the razor blade at 6:00 am.

April 27, 2006 5:43 PM  
Blogger Human said...

I'll match your 100 John.
Peace.

April 27, 2006 6:36 PM  
Blogger shutterwi said...

How many F..ing times to we have to tell these a..holes they can't drill in ANWR.

If I ever see the $100.00 I'm endorsing it over to the Dems so we can take back our country.

JOIN ME!

April 27, 2006 9:06 PM  
Blogger GraemeAnfinson said...

they think we are whores

April 28, 2006 1:20 AM  
Blogger Neil Shakespeare said...

Yeah! You mentioned the $ 100 idea! Man, they really had to reach into the brain trust for that one, didn't they?

April 28, 2006 7:07 AM  
Blogger JBlue said...

I'm still not voting for them.

April 28, 2006 2:28 PM  
Blogger SB Gypsy said...

How many F..ing times to we have to tell these a..holes they can't drill in ANWR.

With the way our government is run, EVERY TIME. They'll just keep bringing it up until they get it thru! The oil (if there is any at all) will just keep getting more and more valuable, until someday it will be so much more valuable than all the wildlife in AK that our grandchildren will think it's a no-brainer. The only question in their mind is when. What I don't get is why not wait awhile? It's just going to get more pricey, the longer they wait.

This hundred dollar give-away is all smoke and mirrors - a way to be on our side, and all the while they know the dems will scotch the plan. More strawmen set up so we can knock them down.

April 28, 2006 4:25 PM  
Blogger Kvatch said...

they think we are whores

Well Graeme it's probably just the fact that since they were willing to sell out to Abramoff for cheap, they assume we're all willing to go for cheap.

April 28, 2006 9:51 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

Take it! That's as generous as they get. Be like the customer at the bank robbed by the Barrows gang. They let him keep his money. He didn't say, "Oh no. Take all my money too."

April 30, 2006 9:15 AM  

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