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Congress Considers Stimulus Checks to Offset Gas Prices

The following article, Congress Considers Stimulus Checks to Offset Gas Prices, was first published on Flag And Cross.

The American consumer has been feeling the squeeze ever since Joe Biden began catching naps at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, and the current global situation certainly isn’t helping.

Biden-flation, they call it:  The explosive escalation of the price of everyday goods that hasn’t been this severe in 40 years.  A reluctant candidate-turned-reluctant President has been asleep at the wheel according to his critics, and with new sanctions hitting Russia’s gas and energy sector, prices at the American pumps are skyrocketing.

This has Congress wondering if another round of stimulus checks are in order.

One proposal comes from Reps. Mike Thompson of California, John Larson of Connecticut, and Lauren Underwood of Illinois.

The congressional lawmakers propose the Gas Rebate Act of 2022 where Americans would get an energy rebate of $100 per month (and $100 for each dependent) for the rest of 2022 in any month where the national average gas prices exceed $4.00 per gallon.

“Americans are feeling the impact at the pump of Vladimir Putin’s illegal invasion of Ukraine, and right now we must work together on commonsense policy solutions to ease the financial burden that my constituents are feeling,” Thompson said in a news release. “The Putin Price Hike is putting strain on our economy, and I am proud to be working with Reps. Larson and Underwood to introduce this legislation to provide middle-class Americans with monthly payments to ease the financial burden of this global crises.”

Others were working on proposals at the local level.

In California, Democratic state lawmakers announced a $400 gas rebate proposal for every taxpayer. The proposal would use $9 billion of the state’s budget surplus to provide the rebate, which is expected to cover the 51.1-cent-per-gallon gas tax for one full year of weekly fill-ups for a car with a 15-gallon gas tank.

And while these quick fixes could affect consumers positively in the short term, neither Biden-flation or redundant government subsidies are a long-term solution for an ineffective White House.

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Trying to buy votes once again? It’s so much easier to steal them.

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Just cause more inflation by spending money America does not have. Stupid idea

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