The Republican proposal to give a $100 rebate to everyone for the high gas prices. Election year anyone? So I HATE this solution. It completely avoids the main issues like the necessity to investigate price gouging or to create alternative fuel sources. I am sure that people will be spending a lot more than an extra $100 on gas. I hate the fact that they are using this tax to avoid coming up with real solutions. One of the news shows mapped the inverse relationship between Bush's approval rating and gas prices. It was fairly accurate. Like they say, elections hinge on the economy.
In some ways, I am happy about high gas prices because it is sticking it to the folks that drive big SUVs (assholes in SUVs will a whole other rant) and other gas guzzlers, especially since I only drive my car about once a week. I am hoping the high prices will force people to reconsider their car purchases. At the same time, I hate the fact that this probably forces other people to choose between driving and eating.