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PoliCon
09-15-2008, 10:13 PM
Democrats’ latest idea: gas stamps
By Alexander Bolton
Posted: 09/11/08 07:41 PM [ET]

As the U.S. economy teeters on the brink of recession, Democratic leaders are revisiting an idea born of the Great Depression: gas stamps to help Americans cope with high fuel prices.

The proposal to subsidize fuel costs for lower-income families and individuals would almost certainly be popular with white, working-class voters and could boost Barack Obama’s appeal with that critical voting bloc in this year’s presidential election.

Democratic lawmakers and their leaders say they are serious about including it in a second economic stimulus package expected to move this month. Meanwhile, Republicans ridicule the idea as a return to welfare-state politics, which they say characterized the Democratic Party before Bill Clinton. http://thehill.com/leading-the-news/democrats-latest-idea-gas-stamps-2008-09-11.html

PoliCon
09-15-2008, 10:14 PM
crap will a mod get that A out of votes!

Eyelids
09-15-2008, 10:20 PM
what the hell is a voat?

Lager
09-15-2008, 10:22 PM
what the hell is a voat?

I think a voate is one of those tiny, boxy eastern European cars that get really good gas mileage. :D

PoliCon
09-15-2008, 10:23 PM
Bite me both of you :p

Eyelids
09-15-2008, 10:24 PM
I think a voate is one of those tiny, boxy eastern European cars that get really good gas mileage. :D

Yeah fuck those cars that save you money!

Lager
09-15-2008, 10:27 PM
Yeah fuck those cars that save you money!

What the hell are you on about???

Zathras
09-15-2008, 10:28 PM
Yeah fuck those cars that save you money!

And crumple like a soda can when hit and are shit when it comes to reliability.

PoliCon
09-15-2008, 10:31 PM
The proposal to subsidize fuel costs for lower-income families and individuals would almost certainly be popular with white, working-class voters and could boost Barack Obama’s appeal with that critical voting bloc in this year’s presidential election. Another attempt to buy votes from the party that has made a living from buying votes.

ConJinx
09-15-2008, 10:32 PM
When NASCAR switches to some hybrid ride,I might give a wondering shit, until then it's still gonna be the SUV for me,

PoliCon
09-15-2008, 10:34 PM
ever notice how the pro union dems tend to drive foreign cars? Just say'n.

Lager
09-15-2008, 10:35 PM
ever notice how the pro union dems tend to drive foreign cars? Just say'n.

If it's made in America, by American workers, is it still considered a "foreign" car?

PoliCon
09-15-2008, 10:56 PM
If it's made in America, by American workers, is it still considered a "foreign" car? It's made by a non-American company by non-union labor - that's the point.