LOWER THE PRICE OF GAS!
Let me see how this would affect me personally, someone pretty much in the middle-american demographic. I have two jeeps in my family, both with 20 gallon tanks. At the current rate of $3.09 per gallon, that's about $60.00 per week per vehicle, so about $120.00 per week. Divided by the average number of weeks per month/per year (4.33) means I aproximately $519.60 per month for fuel just to get April and I to work.
Wow, what if the shithead pricks in congress decided to screw the oil companies for a change instead of me, the consumer, and forced prices back to where they were a few years ago. Let's just go back to when it was $1.87 per gallon. I liked those days... at this point $1.87/gallon sounds like heaven.
Well, now I'm paying:
20 gallons x 2 cars/week = 40 gallons(+/-) at a rate of 1.87/gallon = 74.80 per week = 323.88 per month = $3,886.56 per year in fuel costs.
Currently I'm paying approximately $6235.20 per year.
(remember, these are pure work related expenses, not counting fuel consumed driving to go on vacation, see family, visit a relative, go to a concert, etc.)
So, you can send ALL of congress the hell home. Every american with an ounce of sense has already fixed your problem. You're just too hard-headed to listen!
Dont cut ANY taxes. Keep your damned money right where it is. Instead screw someone ELSE for a change instead of the american tax payer and you save americans at LEAST $1,174.32 per car annually for those of us who burn one tank of gas per week.
PS: If they don't drive, don't work, don't pay taxes, and are here without a visa: SCREW EM. I bet oil companies would hire 'em after a few months of this kind of legislation...