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Every American taxpayer would get a $100 rebate check to offset the pain of higher pump prices for gasoline, under an amendment Senate Republicans hope to bring to a vote Thursday.Now of course when the bill doesn't make it because of the ANWR plundering provision, the GOP will go running around the country hollaring that the Dems just stole 100 dollars from 'your pocket'. And I very much fear people are stupid enough to fall for it. Again.
However, the GOP energy package may face tough sledding because it also includes a controversial proposal to open part of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska to oil exploration, which most Democrats and some moderate Republicans oppose.