I support T2SDA! I will be shutting down my business and will practice no commerce public or private October 11-13.
My deceased father along with oldest brother are Independent Over the Road truckers and work very long hours for their living at great financial risk
to themselves, try buying a $150,000 rig each three years in order to make a living, lots of capitol hoping a little of it stays in the checking
account - its tough and stressful and the government unnecessarily adds to it in so many ways most of the general public has no idea of.
The truckers have list of things directly affecting their living followed by a list of constitutional grievances that apply to the wider public.
American Drivers Terms, press release
The MSM of course latches onto the most sensational aspects they can get someone to voice throwing the point of the truckers strike off message which
is basically our government is making it harder and harder to make an honest living while violating the constitution on a wholesale basis.
Some up thread have minimized the potential impact of a three day truckers strike maybe not realizing Face book shutdown their first page at 86,000
likes and the second Facebook page is within a week or so back up to 49,000 likes. Twitter just tried to censor them also. Despite this grassroots
support is strong as truckers, vets, bikers and RV folks are coordinating activities not only for Washington but nationally as well. The same weekend
will also see national effort by the Overpass protesters calling for impeachment.
No big deal right? means nothing to me and its just a bunch of malcontents right?
Nope, that's wrong,
This strike is not just in Washington D.C., truckers who cannot afford to make it to D.C. will also be shutting down in place all across the country
October 11-13, parking their rigs wherever they are in support.
The Just In Time or JIT inventory system used to such a great affect by large business will suffer disruption causing very unpredictable spot
shortages of goods across the economic spectrum, could be potato's, could be auto parts, could be just about any consumer item one can think of
because its all hauled on trucks one way or another.
I think this will amount to a "shot across the bow" using naval terms to describe the following weeks after this three day shut down - sure many
trucks are company owned, many are union driven and some just can't afford the downtime but I think a significant percentage is participating where
the effect will be noticed by the government, economists, market and the public to make their time worth it by opening a wider discussion.
BTW, this strike was called for long before the current budget impasse occurred and it now happenstance that the truckers strike is occurring during
the 17% government shutdown.