Editors note: The following is from an e-mail that was submitted to The Rock River Times. The e-mail has been circulating in an attempt to lower gas prices.
Prices of gas could reach as high as $3 per gallon shortly. Do you want gasoline prices to come down? We need to take some intelligent, united action.
Phillip Hollsworth offered an idea that makes more sense than the dont buy gas on a certain day campaign that was going around last April or May.
The oil companies just laughed at that because they knew we wouldnt continue to hurt ourselves by refusing to buy gas. It was more of an inconvenience to us than it was a problem for them. But whoever thought of this idea, has come up with a plan that can really work. Please read it and join with us!
By now, youre probably thinking gasoline priced at about $1.50 is super cheap. It is currently $1.97 for regular unleaded.
Now that the oil companies and the OPEC nations have conditioned us to think that the cost of a gallon of gas is cheap at $1.50-$1.75, we need to take aggressive action to teach them that buyers control the marketplace, not the sellers.
With the price of gasoline going up more each day, consumers need to take action. The only way we are going to see the price of gas come down is if we hit someone in the pocketbook by not purchasing their gas! And we can do that without hurting ourselves.
Since we all rely on our cars, we cant just stop buying gas. But we can have an impact on gas prices if we all act together to force a price war.
Heres the idea: For the rest of this year, dont purchase any gasoline from the two biggest companies (which now are one), Exxon and Mobil. If they are not selling any gas, they will be inclined to reduce their prices. If they reduce their prices, the other companies will have to follow suit.
But, to have an impact, we need to reach literally millions of Exxon and Mobil gas buyers. Its really simple to do!
I am sending this note to about 30 people. If each of you send it to at least 10 more (30 x 10 = 300) and those 300 send it to at least 10 more (300 x 10 = 3,000) and so on, by the time the message reaches the sixth generation of people, we will have reached more than 3 million consumers!
If those 3 million get excited and pass this on to 10 friends each, then 30 million people will have been contacted! If it goes one level further, you guessed it, 300 million people! Again, all you have to do is send this to 10 people and dont purchase any gasoline from Exxon and Mobil. Thats all.
How long would all that take? If each of us sends this e-mail out to 10 more people within one day of receipt, all 300 million people could conceivably be contacted within the next eight days! Ill bet you didnt think you and I had that much potential, did you? Acting together, we can make a difference. If this makes sense to you, please pass this message on.
Please hold out until they lower their prices to the $1.30 range and keep them down. This can really work.