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Old 11-13-2008, 01:16 PM   #4 (permalink)
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From the article: "...American taxpayers will each get a $500 rebate check – funded by a windfall profits taxes on big oil companies..."

I don't suppose many people bother to read history these days, but it reminds me of the latter days of the Roman Empire, when one of the first things a new Emperor did after seizing the throne was to give money to the Praetortian Guard and the rest of the army, and more bread & circuses for the masses.
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