Sirs (and Madams),
I went to the gym this morning, as is my custom. When I returned home at 6:30 I observed that the local gas station I frequent was selling unleaded petrol for $3.06 a gallon. Down, actually, a few cents from last week.
I had some errands to run a bit later this morning so when I returned I noticed that the same gas station was now charging a jaw dropping $3.19 per gallon. That, in case math isn’t your strong suit, is a whopping .13 cent increase in just a matter of 2 hours.
I want to take a moment, then, to ‘thank’ you for seeing to it that America has a sensible domestic energy policy which frees us from our utter dependency on the whims of Iranian threats, Iraqi disruptions, Libyan uprisings, and Saudi mouth kissings.
I, frankly, don’t fault the Iranians for their mindless and idiotic blusterings. Nor do I blame the Libyans seeking freedom or the Iraqi schismatics who are so driven by maniacal religious hatred that they can’t get along for more than a day without the fist of a tyrant crushing them into submission. I don’t even blame the Saudis (even though most of the 9/11 terrorists came from there).
I blame you. Your shortsightedness and apparent ignorance coupled with a grotesque subservience to the oil industry and oil trading speculators is the cause. You are the cause of the oppression of the poor who are affected by every 10 cent rise per gallon in a way that you neither appreciate nor understand. How could you? You live in wealth and probably haven’t filled up your own gas tanks in decades.
God willing (and I pray daily that he is), you will, one and all, lose your jobs and your lobbyists will lose their influence and you will be reduced to the straits to which you have so glibly and disgustingly reduced most Americans.
May God bless America. By removing all of you from office this election.
Yours, with more disgust than you can fathom,