I don’t normally ever write about politics – it’s just something that doesn’t hold my interest for the most part. I have such a fatalistic view of it all and feel it’s not really worth expending any energy on. But opening CNN.com this morning to the headline about every American getting a $100 rebate check to offset gasoline prices really got my blood boiling. First of all – where is this money coming from? We already have a trillion dollar defiicit. The only thing that would work for me would be if this money came from the profit surges of the oil companies like Exxon. So then, I’m reading the article and see they’ve bundled the controversial proposal to open part of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska to oil exploration with this proposal! WHAT.THE.HELL??? I guess they are banking on everyone’s stupidity and greed to get this through? Wow.
You know what? I don’t want the $100 – just lower the damn gas prices! How about that as an option? Too simple, I guess.