posted on Apr, 2 2012 @ 10:15 AM
This thread has left me feeling very confused, or I should say has left me feeling many others replying to the post are a little confused. What is
taking place is nothing to do with eh amount of tax we pay on fuel, or even on the cost of fuel. It is to do with truckers coming out in support of
other truckers who are demanding more pay.
You have to remember, that the drivers who are originally coming out on strike, or at least threatening to do so are only fuel tanker drivers. They
want better conditions and more pay. Now these guys are not on minimum wage, I think the average wage for them is around £35,000 (That is about
$50,000) a year. Considering what the vast majority are earning in this country it is a fairly good wage.
Anyway the point being they want more and are threatening to strike. No if they do strike it will cause disruption for a lot of people who need their
cars, whether or not you support the strike is irrelevant, that will happen. So the government has said it will call in the army to ensure essential
supplies get through, and as much as I hate our government, that does seem the sensible thing for them to try and do.
however the other truck drivers see this as a strike breaking action, and so to prevent the army getting out those essential supplies they are
threatening to block the entrances to the refinery's and some motorways. Which to be honest I don't feel I can support, because I don't really
support the fuel tanker drivers demanding more money and holding the country to ransom.
Now if the truck drivers were to stark blocking roads, demanding the cost of fuel comes down, or to help force changes in other policy matters such as
thee decimation of our NHS, or even just in general to destroy our current government which really needs to go, then yes I would fully support it, if
they were to do it to stop them raiding our pensions then yes I could back it, but because a few well paid people want more, then no I cannot support