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Old 09-18-2013, 10:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Truckers Shutting Down DC To Protest The Government And Its “Bulls**t” // Mr. Conservative


Shutting down DC for 3 days. October 11-13

Anyone else heard about this?
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Old 09-18-2013, 10:36 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Don't know if it's a good idea yet or not. If their message of corruption is to Barry, I'm sure he'll be out of town on vacation again & miss all the fun & won't be informed a thing that happened in DC.
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Don't know if it's a good idea yet or not. If their message of corruption is to Barry, I'm sure he'll be out of town on vacation again & miss all the fun & won't be informed a thing that happened in DC.
He can read it in the paper the next day.
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Sorry but this makes me laugh. I've been dealing with drivers for over 20 years, cant put 3 of them in a room together without an argument.

How many "trucker strikes" have been planned over the years? Several. How many worked? None. The most vital work force in the country is also the most abused and they can't get together to do anything about it.
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Don't know if it's a good idea yet or not. If their message of corruption is to Barry, I'm sure he'll be out of town on vacation again & miss all the fun & won't be informed a thing that happened in DC.
He will be told it was only 2 trucks, he will then say that on national TV, the MSM will repeat ad nauseum, the liberal sycophants will believe it, and it will be like it never happened.
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Sorry but this makes me laugh. I've been dealing with drivers for over 20 years, cant put 3 of them in a room together without an argument.

How many "trucker strikes" have been planned over the years? Several. How many worked? None. The most vital work force in the country is also the most abused and they can't get together to do anything about it.
Same here. We kinda-laughed too.
But here's hoping they pull it off.

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He can read it in the paper the next day.
might be on tweeter for him to read while on a golf course in SC.
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Hopefully it happens. Washington needs to realize the people are beyond fed up.
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Hopefully it happens. Washington needs to realize the people are beyond fed up.
They realize it. They just don't care. Simple is that. This will accomplish nothing although it looks and sounds mighty brave of them.
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Oil man told me once that if everybody in the country stop driving for just one day we would have oil tankers stacked up on the coast. Fuel prices would drop drastically.

I can only hope this 3 day event does something. Proves to the fed folks are sick of this crap. Maybe get lucky and see fuel prices drop ( if enough truckers go along)
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Oil man told me once that if everybody in the country stop driving for just one day we would have oil tankers stacked up on the coast. Fuel prices would drop drastically.

I can only hope this 3 day event does something. Proves to the fed folks are sick of this crap. Maybe get lucky and see fuel prices drop ( if enough truckers go along)
Like Hog said. There has been numerous strikes called over the years. There is never enough truckers to participate to make them have any effect.

If I have a hot shipment that has to go the day tjis strike starts, I guarantee you I can put the rate at the right price it will get moved ontime
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Like Hog said. There has been numerous strikes called over the years. There is never enough truckers to participate to make them have any effect.

If I have a hot shipment that has to go the day tjis strike starts, I guarantee you I can put the rate at the right price it will get moved ontime
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Want the "trucker unions" shut this down? You know Barry has a lot of support from the Unions. If you go against the unions you end up w/the fishes.
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Why can't y'all let me dream????
I'm all for it, I just know the reality.

Truckers are easy targets for politicians because every soccer mom out there hates them. The result is less safe and less professional drivers on the road because the good ones quit.
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Want the "trucker unions" shut this down? You know Barry has a lot of support from the Unions. If you go against the unions you end up w/the fishes.
The teamsters are only for the teamsters. They as a union are one of the main reasons the profession is in the crapper.
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