While you're sweltering in the city this year, unable to take a vacation due to the soaring gasoline prices, high cost of food, the housing crisis, and the amazing increases in airline and travel costs, many of those in the middle east will be enjoying luxury vacations in the most wonderful resorts in Dubai, Riyadh and Oman.
Why? Because they're using your hard earned money from, you guessed it, OIL! The money you spent to put fuel in your vehicles and agricultural equipment has been funneled to the Arab and middle eastern countries to pay for their luxury vacations and fineries, while you sit at home unable to afford not luxuries, but even a decent vacation as a small reward for 50 weeks of toil.
Ask yourself how this is fair? Why do we, as a great nation, sell goods on the open market at a cheap price, and then pay an inflated price for what we need? We need oil so they charge us an arm and a leg? They need agricultural products that we produce, so let's up the ante here! Charge them the same price for an equivalent quantity of grain as they do oil and see how that shoe fits! If other countries want to gouge us for their products, gouge them back. Let them get hungery for awhile and let them lick the oil from the sand and see if that fills their bellies! They seem to think it's okay if our elderly suffer from the winter cold as thay can't afford the cost of heating oil in the winter.
Write your Senators and Congressman and ask them to turn the tables on the oil producers and those who are ripping us off. Not only the oil companies here at home, but those who pull it from the ground as well. Without some action, many will find themselves out of work, sitting in the dark and cold without a roof over their head, as our economy falters even more in the months ahead. But you'll still be able to pick up a paper or magazine and read all about the rich in Dubai and Riyadh having a wonderful vacation!