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    Truckers take a beating with Obama's anti oil and high regulation policies. It's about time they stood up and voiced their concerns.
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    It would be nice for people to understand how much they depend on trucks. If the fuel tankers parked for five days it would make a bigger impact.
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    Ship by rail. Oil price ingnorant is not controlled by Obama. It control led by oil state treasury buying. Futures.. production costs ave production cost 7.59 bbl. All the transit insurance and profit. What you're against safety regs. Get some education
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    @FordPrefect
    I agree with the concept, the actual owners of the trucks will not let this happen, they fear greater regulation would be the end result.
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    They couldn't afford to run under the corrupt Bush administration either.

    They've been in trouble for decades.
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    @Vance1 Deregulation and allowing market manipulation through speculation have been responsible for the rise in the cost of oil.
    I suggest you read up on the commodity futures modernization act of 2000. You can fixate on the fact that it was signed by Bill Clinton and ignore that the 106th congress had a republican house and senate majority and they wrote and passed it. You can pretend it was alll Slick WIlly like most conservatives try and portray the north american free trade agreement.
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    I would like to see the entire working class of this country shut down for the same reasons, Back to our Constitution, back to the people, enough with corruption!
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    @Hillofbeans Everyone should get on board with these guys. It is not just the trckers that have been getting the short in of this stick. It is the whole of the working class that is repeatedly being dumped on. Job reportd is the biggest scam out there. How many of the jobs are part time and how many people are being counted twice because they have to work two part time or low wage jobs to get by? If one looks at a two parent house hold, that could be four jobs.
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    Asked my father about this as he's a recently retired trucker and has many friends who still drive. He didn't even know about it till I read it to him. He knows of Zero truckers who plan to participate.
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    @Hillofbeans : go on strike when it come election time. don't vote for more failure from liars that were originally elected to represent the People.
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    I support this strike a 1000%.
    Maybe if they get help from the tea parties around the country they can push the strike to 5 days. The tea parties can put together a donation fund to help with lost wages for the truckers. I'd donate a couple hundred.
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    Yeah but I just wish they wouldn't interview some weirdo who's talking about going to a barter system...lol I, for one don't support taking 2 chickens and a pig down to the power company to pay my electricity bill. Wtf
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    It's not lost wages, it's getting their trucks out of impound.

    They should have gone to New York, the DC police won't have a lot of sympathy, and there will probably be a very strong enforcement presence, and maybe military too.

    It's not nice to screw with the senators trying to get to work.
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    If I drove truck, I'd join them. I fully support these truckers and their sounding off against a Tyrannical 0bama who has shat on their industry year in and year out since being in office.
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    join the over passers or drive beside them , they are asking for any and all support.

    FB page Truckers to Shut Down America
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    So, let me get this straight. A bunch of folks who hate Obama - usually the same folks who speak out against unionization - are for a trucker's strike? I'm not saying I don't support it. I'm just confused by the reasoning. If unions are bad, they're bad, right?
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    Unions are bad, truckers associations are good.

    Just don't think about it too much and it almost makes sense.

    Like the Police Benevolent Associations.
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    Unions bad- United cause good, don't get confused. Gees these guys pay more than enough dues already put them in a Union and how do they feed their families?
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    @LisaJo Since unionized workers make an average of $4.50 an hour more than non-union workers, I think they would feed their families better... even after paying the dues. They would also likely have an easier time organizing their rally. Unions aren't perfect, but the good ones are about presenting a united front. Just as with corporations, there are good unions and bad unions. Trying to create a broad stereotype of all union activity is just as misguided as creating a broad stereotype of anything else.
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    @cayjr1 For this one I will be stocked up and at home too...it's a worthy cause and a little inconvenience is fine with me on this one!

    It's not like my blood has been demanded yet.
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    I'd like to see the whole nation refuse to buy anything or work for a few days money is the only thing that motivates those in power. Cut their crack and see what their withdraw can accomplish. But as with most things the majority of people don't have the ass for it.
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    All I know is I'm avoiding DC on Oct 11th, the traffic is horrible as is, these guys & gals can easily shut down the roads.
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    That's their problem.
    If you disrupt traffic in New York, you get publicity.
    If you inconvenience a congressman, you go to jail and your truck is impounded.
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    I don't know if they can make the traffic any worse. If I get stuck in it, I'll just pretend I'm protesting too.
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    Yea, let the free market decide the price of fuel. See if these fools like it! I will make it a point to go shopping during there strike. I'll make a major purchase in addition to my normal buys of groceries. I'm not usually much of a consumer, but if it undermines right wingers, I'm in.
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    Trying to work out a plan with a trucker buddy & ride along for trip to DC . I'll pay for half the costs just to see it . 10 - 4 good buddy -- we got us a CONVOY . People blamed Bush for his big oil connections - so they put an arab in the White House & now gas prices are $2.00 a gallon more today . Wow, you libbies really showed them , huh ?? Can't blame the truckers - they need to make a living too .
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    Truckers have gotten killed by Obama's regulation to the point they can barely make a living. As a group they are the best drivers on the road. But, that means nothing to the OBumbler. Force them to work less then before, just because.
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    Everyone has a chance to speak. Isn't that what Barack Husssein Obama has been preaching? It will be interesting to see what kind of press coverage these truckers get.
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    Who are these people to speak for truckers... will they have the support of even 1 in 5 truckers? The message also seems a bit muddled. Are all of them protesting high gas prices, what corruption are they protesting? Are they protesting banks and large corporations? Are some of them protesting the government limiting the hours per week they can work to 70? Are they protesting Obamacare, and if so... what aspect of it? Insurance for people with pre-existing conditions? The likelihood that all of them are really protesting all of that seems slim. It sounds more like a call to take time off and go to Washington DC if your upset about anything.
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    Yep, your do nothing plan sounds much more effective to me.

    Maybe, just maybe, truckers strikes, tea party and other protests are just the sleeping giant starting to wake up?
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    My plan would first be to have an organization or several that represented Trucker interests to sponsor the action. That way it would be clear that this wasn't just a bunch of right wingers who happened to drive trucks. Then I would target just one, perhaps two issues to make sure my message was clear.
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    Look, I disagree with a lot this government is doing as well. Unlimited corporate spending distorting the political process, massive tax breaks for corporations and give outs to banks while the middle class carries the financial burden for sustaining and defending those same corporate empires. I could claim all this is unconstitutional, however that would (in my opinion) be silly... I do claim that it is wrong and it must stop.

    I also believe that the government is much less responsible for gas prices than the market, if anything government mitigates some of the extremes and has a stabilizing effect on gas prices. As for Trucker working hours... I'd prefer not to encounter a rig whose driver has fallen asleep because he trying to maximize his paycheck at the expense of public safety. Obamacare sucks almost as much as doing nothing, I'm all for fixing Obamacare and making it better... I am not for going back to the way things were before Obamacare.
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    @MarkColwellTry OOIDA ,Owner Operators Independent Drivers Association.Been supporting truckers for many years including company drivers.
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    Im not a trucker but im in and will support all of the truckers by staying home avoiding any money exchange and anything else I can do to show my support.Truckers ""GO"Were with you!
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    Good for them - I hope they strike for WEEKS - then watch how Obama throws a temper tantrum over it, like the obtuse, puerile jackanapes that he is.
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