WA$INGTON -- The oiled-down fat cats got some more welfare from the Republican US House today with passage of the GAS Act. The 212-210 vote was close and contentious, with several Republicans voting against it.
The Dems actually held tough on this one. Good job. Citizens will respect that.
House Republicans are using this unwise bill, unethically attaching it to Hurricane Katrina relief, to shovel more favors to the ultra-rich oil industry. This scam would allow more pollution, while doing nothing to encourage conservation.
This is terrible legislation, an example of the anti-public-interest extremism of Tom DeLay; it should die in the Senate.
Americans want renewable energy now, and more conservation. The people are way ahead of the politicians on this.