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Friday, September 2, 2005

A Day Of Economic Rest

Bill O'Reilly has an idea that isn't half-bad:

This is not a defense of President Bush, who is not engaged on the energy issue. "Talking Points" understands the all-encompassing War on Terror and the economy are the president's main preoccupations, but America's failure to conserve energy is a disgrace. And the Bush administration has done little to encourage conservation.

This country uses 25 percent of all the world's oil as we hop around in gas-guzzling cars and generally waste energy all day long. We have to stop that. There's no question in my mind that OPEC and the oil companies are gouging us simply because they can.

So let's buy less gas. In fact, let's buy no gas on Sundays. The USA should have a gas-free Sundays campaign between now and Christmas. None of us should buy gas on our day of rest.

The oil companies and OPEC only make money when we buy their stuff. If we cut back even 10 percent on energy buying, they'll get hurt. Let's all do it. If we don't, the national economy will totter and we'll all be poorer.

So no gas on Sundays from now until Christmas. No boycott, no huge protest - just buy less gas. It isn't much, but its something we can do that would be noticed. What do you say?


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