Sunday, September 04, 2005

Nice idea, but...

I got this e-mail this afternoon (Sunday).
It has been calculated that if everyone in the U.S. did not purchase a drop of gasoline for one day and all at the same time, the oil companies would choke on their stockpiles.
At the same time it would hit the entire industr with a net loss of over 4.6 billion dollars, which affects the bottom lines of oil companies.
Therefore, September 10th has been formally declared "Stick It To Them Day" and the people of this nation should not buy a single drop of gasoline that day.
The only way this can be done is if you forward this e-mail to as many people as you can and as quickly as you can to get the word out.
Waiting on this administration to step in and control the prices is not going to happen. What happened to the reduction and control in prices that the Arab nations promised two weeks ago?

Remember one thing, not only is the price of gasoline going up but at the same times airlines are forced to raise their prices, trucking companies are forced to raise their prices which affects prices on everything that is shipped... things like food, clothing, building materials, medical supplies, etc. Who pays in the end? We do!
We can make a difference. If they don't get the message after one day, we will do it again and again.

The idea's a nice one, but there's only one flaw in the equation... will we all stop driving for that day and consuming our typical daily amount of gasoline? I think not. We're still going to drive, we're still going to have to buy gasoline, whether it's the day before or the day after the boycott. We'll still pay through the nose.
Still, I think it would be interesting. It would be a lot more interesting if people picketed gas stations in protest.