Thursday, April 27, 2006

It's Like Some Sick, Twisted Lottery

The government tragedy payout system has reached a new low.

Lose a relative in the World Trade Center? (A)n unprecedented federal compensation fund could pay families of the dead and injured more than $1 million each."

Lose your house in a hurricane? (T)he federal government issued more than 10,000 debit cards to Hurricane Katrina refugees in Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio. Each card carried a monetary value of $2,000.

Now we are treated to the ultimate, condescending financial slap-in-the-face from our friends in Washington. Apparently, the act of gassing up the sedan is now an excuse for another income redistribution program: Most American taxpayers would get $100 rebate checks to offset the pain of higher pump prices for gasoline, under an amendment Senate Republicans hope to bring to a vote soon."

Note this little gem: the "rebate" goes to "most American taxpayers." Live in New York and don't own a car? $100. Work at home and rarely drive? $100. This is welfare for all and it is being proprosed by the REPUBLICANS!.

Who, pray tell is there left to vote for?


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