Trucker Group Threatens Nationwide Strike Over Biden Election

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      RCW2020
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      A group that describes itself as a “banded group of brothers and sisters” who want “to show America who runs the country,” is threatening to shut down America’s trucking system over issues connected to the election of President-Elect Joe Biden.

      There’s talk on the ‘Stop the Tires’ Facebook page, which quickly garnered 51,000 members, that a 24-hour strike could begin today — Veterans Day — or possibly over the Thanksgiving holiday to shut down the industry on an important shopping and shipping weekend.

      They’re protesting the potential of a new Green Deal under Biden or the stoppage of fracking.

      The creator of the group, Jeremy Rewoldt, said in a Nov. 7 post, “We will not participate in the leftist, Biden/Harris Green New Deal.” He added, “We do not support the banning of fracking … The United States of America operates as a capitalistic economy and OIL is the fuel she survives on.” On the page, a woman named Cara Carroll is named as co-founder of the movement, and she says the strike is meant to “protect 19 million jobs.”

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      https://www.radio.com/wwjnewsradio/news/local/trucker-group-threatens-nationwide-strike-over-biden-electio

      Most independent truckers I know can’t afford to park their rigs long enough to have any major impact.

    • #377463
      elias39
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      but such principals! (sarcasm)

    • #377466
      Satan
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      This has the stench “Koch dark money lobbyist” all over it.

      "Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable". - John F. Kennedy

    • #377468
      HassleCat
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      Fifty one thousand? Pfffft! There are 51,000 of them. Out of two million semi trucks on the road every day, that’s about one twentieth, or five percent. Then consider that many won’t participate. Then consider it’s for one day. Nobody will even notice.

    • #377572
      Punxsutawney
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      Assuming this is Koch astroturf in the making. The idea that Biden is going to shut down fracking. pftt…

      Runs on oil? What the hell are they going to do when it’s all gone, or so difficult to obtain that it’s not worth the energy invested? Yeah it’s a ways out, assuming climate change and heat doesn’t kill them first.

      In America, “Liberty” means “Free to Die in Service of Capital” - Amfortas the hippie.

      Most of today’s elites have the moral and social reasoning capacities of spoiled toddlers.

      “People of privilege will always risk their complete destruction rather than surrender any material part of their advantage...but the privileged also feel that their privileges, however egregious they may seem to others, are a solemn, basic, God-right. The sensitivity of the poor to injustice is a trivial thing c

    • #377607
      snot
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      I’d like to make sure I’m not missing something re- why truckers in particular might rally against the Green New Deal.  Do they just listen to conservative talk radio all day?  Do they haul much oil?  Are they worried that they’ll have to purchase new, electric trucks?  Some other connection?

      Destruction is easy; creation is hard, but more interesting.

    • #377656
      Electrolyte Orchestra
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      @snot

      I would say none of the above. They are just throwing a tantrum because Trump lost and using what leverage they have.

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