Wednesday, June 18, 2008

I just got this in my e-mail

It's basically another "show Big Oil who's boss" mail.
Except this time, whoever wrote it doesn't remember history very well. And NO, I don't think it was St. Barry himself.

Gas rationing in the 70's worked even though we grumbled about it. It might even have been good for us!
No, we didn't have rationing. We had price controlls and windfall prifits taxes on the oil producers that CREATED spot shortages and long lines. The only good thing it did for us was to kick the Big Three into modern QC and fuel economy.

Are you aware that the Saudis are boycotting American products?
Which ones?

Shouldn't we return the favor? Can't we take control of our own destiny and let these giant oil importers know who REALLY generates their profits, their livings? How about leaving American Dollars in America and reduce the import/export deficit?

An appealing remedy might be to boycott their GAS. Every time you fill up your car you can avoid putting more money into the coffers of Saudi Arabia. Just purchase gas from companies that don't import their oil from the Saudis.

Except if we don't buy it, someone else will- and probably pay more.

The author then goes on to list the 'good' stations and the 'bad' stations that we're supposed to either buy or not buy from.

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