Republican front man Rush Limbaugh recently posed a really interesting question on his morning AM radio talk show.
He asked his listeners to consider if the oil giants in the Middle East decided they would inflate the price of oil to amounts even more substantial than they are right now, at what point would they refuse to pay it.
His inquiry was made with undertones attacking the Democratic Party for what he feels is their participation, if not spearheading, of the United States’ 25-year moratorium on drilling off the Gulf of Mexico as well as other remote locations but was good food for thought in general - regardless of political affiliation. (FYI, Mr. Limbaugh - that's moratorium actually enjoys a bi-partisan backing).
What is your cut-off price? If fuel should reach a high of $10.00 per gallon, would you purchase it or would habit and complacency or perhaps even necessity promulgate you to continue to buy the overpriced crude?
Said Limbaugh, “[The oil producing nations] can have all the barrels of overpriced oil they want, but if [Americans] quit buying it, it's worth nothing". That's a really good point and here's another - sure you need what the oil companies have, but you don't have to be the victim of a forced ‘shaking’ because this is a fact. You are still deserving of a fair price that allows you to thrive in other areas of life.
Once again, it's just something interesting to ponder. Will we, as Americans allow the so-called powers that be to render us financially helpless in a situation where we as consumers really do have a say-so. More importantly, will you as an individual draw the proverbial line in the sand as to how much you're willing to pay? What's your price?
Alex Aranha is the co-owner as well as a contributing writer for L. O. I. R. E. Magazine, the only Christian lifestyle magazine in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. You can visit the site and read more at http://www.loiremagazine.com as well as order your FREE subscription to this great publication.