Friday, April 28, 2006

We Care. Really. We Do.

House Speaker Dennis Hastert and some fellow House R's held a news conference at a Washington area BP station to show how worried they were about rising gas prices. They were driven to the photo op in hydrogen-fueled GM cars.

One Republican plan being floated would take taxpayer money to fund a $100 rebate to all who filed Federal Income Tax last year. Forgive me if I'm skeptical. Using our money to offer a rebate that will be inadequate to deal with the rising prices in a time of record profits and record donations to Republicans seems just a tad disingenuous.

Oh, you ask, "What's Hastert doing in the picture you posted?"

After the photo op and the sharing of concerns about alt fuels Hastert jumped back into his SUV to ride the two blocks back to his office.

1 comment:

Walton said...

I guess it has been a few years since the last time Republicans proposed an income tax "rebate" during an election year. They must be counting on taxpayers having enough time to forget that this is usually just a "cash advance" on next years return. Duh!

Nice photo - now if we could find one of Hastert on a bicycle - that would be a photo op!