King5 News in Seattle is reporting April 15, 2011 has been slated as an official "Don't Buy Gas Day," around the United States of America. But will it make an impact?
The Facebook invitation page has over a million attending this event expressing opinions.
Facebook comments in agreement with this event:
Crystal Cochrane if we were to not buy gas at certain large fuel companies on certain days it would eventually take a hit and they would maybe bring the prices down. So each day if people didn't buy gas at an Esso then the next day don't buy at Huskey, they would begin to hurt from loss of sales. Just a thought....
El Enigmatic To all the doom sayers (sic) on here that have taken the time to post it wont (sic) work...Actually it has worked before.. and noticeably we got your attention too didn't (sic) we? You posted didn't (sic) you? I wonder how many oil & government trolls are working this page over the last week, playing on our apathy writing again and again "it wont (sic) work" enough times in an effort to make that a truth.. idiots.
King5 News comment in disagreement of this event.
JTPrince said on April 15, 2011 at 12:47 AM Even if it is effective, it will only be effective against the gas stations. If you didn't needed (sic) gas Friday but didn't buy it, you'll only buy more when you do fill up. So other than throwing off sales for a 24 hour period, what does that really do? A better solution is demanding-through open revolt if necessary, that crude oil and gasoline be taken out of the commodities market, and that no company other than distributors and fuel stations be in the business of selling fuel. As long as there are people buying oil products on speculation, there will be an artificially increased demand which drives up prices outside of what the real market is doing. Because we are fighting in two or more oil producing countries, it is only more so. Banks and investment houses are making a killing at our expense and it has to stop. Maybe King5 News could cover ideas that could actually work that are hard to implement than easy ones that amount to peeing in the wind.
So, what do you think? Will it make a difference, or are these campaigns a waste? Are you going to buy gas today?
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