I would love to see all the rural inhabitants refuse to sell or transport anything to the cities. Let's see who 'foots the bill' then.
*click* Oops, your powers off.
*click* Oops, your cell phone doesn't work too.
*click* oh, shit, you cant get gas now because you started a pissing match with the local oil refinery in the city.
*click* Oh, that place you banked with just decided not to deal with you or your little farmers credit union that was using them as a clearinghouse.
The city provides for the rural and the rural provides for the city. It's a symbiotic relationship.
For the record, I grew up in the rural farmland... moved into the city because it made sense when fuel prices spiked.