4/27/2006

Lawmakers Scramble to Ease Gas-Price Pain

"Senate Republicans advocate sending $100 rebate checks to millions of taxpayers, and a Democrat is leading the campaign for a 60-day gasoline tax holiday. "

An article about the different ways politicians are scrambling so as to seem to be doing something in response to rising gas prices. Of course, it wouldn't occur to them to do something long term and practical, like maybe improving public transportation. Here in Houston, a trip to work that takes me 30 minutes by car in horrible rush hour traffic would take me 2 hours by public transportation. And that's not a guess, I've actually done it for weeks at a time. A 4 hour commute isn't a great way to spend your day.

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