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Originally posted by FortAnthem
If the purpose is to boycott the ones responsible for driving up our gas prices we should be boycotting Israel.
Its off all their sabre rattling against Iran that allows speculators to drive up oil prices citing their favorite boogie man "tensions in the Middle East".
If President Obama really wanted to push down oil prices, his best move would be to take the military option against Iran off the table. Of course that would never happen, his puppet master wouldn't allow it and the Republicans would have a hissy fit.
ETA: who wants to bet the oil companies make record profits on April 14th when everyone fills up their tanks so they can boycott the next day.
edit on 3/29/12 by FortAnthem because: ___________ extra DIV
Originally posted by DarkSarcasm
Will do, it'll save me money for my 4/20 supplies.
Eta: I love the op's photo, Haha.edit on 29-3-2012 by DarkSarcasm because: (no reason given)
the boycott is ill-conceived. Whether the total impact on revenue was a half-billion, 3 billion, or 10 billion dollars, the sales lost due to a one-day consumer boycott wouldn't dent the oil companies' profits at all. Think about it. Every driver who refuses to buy gas on Sunday is still going to have to refill their tank on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday, making up for Sunday's lost sales. Industry profits for the month as a whole, if not the week, will end up being normal, or very close to it.
An effectual gas boycott would require participants to actually consume less fuel — and to do so in a sustained, organized, disciplined fashion over a defined period of time — not just skip a day before filling up as usual.