[200q20v] gas prices - can we help keep them down?
fundsaloracing at yahoo.com
Thu May 10 10:38:31 EDT 2001
It can't hurt to try...
> Subject: Let's keep Gas prices down!
> THE FOLLOWING WAS SENT BY AN ECONOMIST WITHIN THE
> ANOTHER ECONOMICS PROFESSOR AT CAL REITERATED THE
> LAST WEEK. I THINK IT IS WORTH TRYING.
> I got this from a reliable source & the website
listed is legit. We
> today from a man who is very savvy about the
economy, namely, Clark
> Howard, and he says that the gas prices are going to
start going up
> will be high this summer-$2.00 and up. We need to do
whatever we can,
> it NOW!!!!
> Gasoline Prices
> This makes more sense than the don't buy gas on a
certain day routine
> that was going around last year re: Gasoline Prices.
> has a good point. By now, you're probably thinking
gasoline priced at
> $1.49 is cheap. Me too, as it is now $1.58 for
regular unleaded! Now
> oil companies and the OPEC nations have conditioned
us to think that
> cost of a gallon of gas is CHEAP at less than $1.50,
we need to try an
> aggressive response. With the price of gasoline
going up more each day,
> consumers need to take ACTION! The only way we are
going to see the
> come down is if we don't buy it. But, (as the gas
companies know full
> are counting on), that's not really a practical
option since we all
>come to rely on our cars.
> But we CAN have an impact on gas prices if we all
> Here's the idea:
> For the rest of this year, don't purchase gasoline
from the two biggest
> companies (which now are one), namely EXXON and
MOBIL. You see, if they
> are not selling, they should be inclined, (i.e.,
"forced"), to reduce
> prices. And, because of their size, and hence market
share, if they
> reduce their prices the other companies will too.
> (They would HAVE no choice!).
> Isn't that a "juicy" prospect? But to have an
impact, we need to reach
> literally millions of users. But it's do-able!
> I am sending this note to 422 people. If each of you
send it to at
> 10 more ...and those 10 send it to at least 10 more
and so on, by the
> the message reaches the sixth iteration, we will
have reached over one
> million consumers. Acting together we can make a
difference. If this
> sense to you, please pass this message on, or one
you compose, to at
> PLEASE HOLD OUT UNTIL THEY LOWER THEIR PRICES TO
> $1.28 - $1.29 AND KEEP THEM DOWN. THIS CAN REALLY
> If you're not outraged, you're not paying attention!
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