How about some free gas money to ease the pain at the pump?
That’s the plan being pushed this week — to the tune of $100 per household each month — by congressional Democrats.
I’m kidding, of course. Democrats would never propose a free gas money program so small. It’s actually $100 per household plus another $100 per dependent.
That’s right, ladies and gentlemen: The cure for gas-price inflation is to give out way more free money than most anyone would ever need to cover increased gas prices.
For a household like mine with two work-from-home parents and two kids, that’s $300 of Other People’s Money going straight into our checking accounts whether we need it or not.
I spend maybe $100 a month on gas, even at today’s high prices. Same for Mrs. VodkaPundit — it really is nice having both of us working from home.
So she and I can split the $300, fill up our cars for free, then go blow the remaining $100 on Lotto tickets or booze or whatever.
These days, thrift is a sucker’s game.
Anyway, Democrats call it the Gas Rebate Act of 2022, and it’s the bastard brainchild of congresscritters Mike Thompson (D-Calif.), John Larson (D-Conn.), and Lauren Underwood (D-Ill.)