As a nation, we are all being gutted by high fuel prices, food costs that are rising so rapidly that the "average American" is experiencing difficulty in keeping food on the table for their families - and the sub-prime crisis and subsequent collapse of several corporations that were once household names is rapidly causing the collapse of our entire economy. Progressive and Liberal writers, now often joined by Republicans as well, have been attempting to organize the people to participate in a general strike - but as usual, the mainstream news media refuses to tell America the truth - and the people remain unaware that the worst is yet to come, and that as a nation, the Bush administration is playing God with all of our lives... "The Decider" has ignored the majority of the people and has demonstrated, time and time again, that the average American is meaningless in the scheme of his quest to dominate and enslave America, breaking us down to the point that people find it hard to attend peaceful protests because they can't afford the gas to travel where they are needed. I noted in an article that appeared on RAW Story that many truckers in South Dakota couldn't attend a planned protest because they couldn't afford the fuel - which is obviously the intent of destroying the American economy. Destitute people cannot risk a day or a few hours of their wages as they live from check to check - and its been planned that way as the government uses food and fuel as a weapon against the American people!
I commend your efforts in the recent protest that was staged in Washington, D.C., however, when I learned that Jeff Sessions, a leading Neo-conservative and an individual that helped to get us all in this mess in the first place stated that:
"It's particularly heartbreaking to hear their stories, because not only is there an economic slow down, which means they are hauling less," but a surge in diesel prices adds more burdens, he said.
If you believe that Jeff Sessions gives a rats butt what happen to the "average American", then you might as well quit reading this call to action to the only group of individuals that still has enough power to literally shut-down this country until Congress does their duty and immediately impeaches and prosecutes those who have spat on our constitution and violated our own laws, as well as international law that has made the world's premier democracy into the most hated and feared nation on earth!
Truckers protest high gasoline prices
AP News - Apr 28, 2008 21:05 EST
Members of Truckers and Citizens United circled the National Mall before parking their rigs at RFK Stadium. From there, about 100 protesters marched and took shuttles to the Capitol, where an afternoon rally was held.
"The high price for oil is hurting our economy," organizer Mark Kirsch said. "It's hurting middle class people."
The national average price of a gallon of regular gasoline is a record $3.51, according to a recent survey of stations by AAA and the Oil Price Information Service. The price for diesel - used to transport most food, industrial and commercial goods - is $4.20 a gallon.
Dave Gares, an independent trucker from Lebanon, Pa., said the $1,400 it costs to fill up his tractor-trailer with 220 gallons of diesel fuel has been a drain on his income. MORE
Whereas I commend your efforts, I also believe the protest was ineffective and meaningless; Congress and the Presidency will only respond to large-scale protests that impact the bottom-line of the corporations that are profiting from the misery of America - and based on an article in the New York Sun, within two (2) years gas prices could reach $7.00 to $10.00 dollars per gallon for gasoline, and what diesel will cost will effectively end the careers of ALL independent truckers throughout the entire country. If you don't take action today, there will be no "tomorrow" for your livelihoods, and what you have worked for all of your lives will vanish - just as our manufacturing base and millions of jobs that were outsourced to nations that are now economic powerhouses - all compliments of the Bush administration as they progressively destroy this nation and transfer the wealth of the Average American to their corporate buddies and the elitists that rule this nation!
Gas Price May Soar to Between $7 and $10 a Gallon
By DAN DORFMAN, Special to the Sun | April 28, 2008 (Excerpts)
Get ready for another economic shock of major proportions - a virtual doubling of prices at the gas pump to as much as $10 a gallon.
Gasoline nationally is in an accelerated upswing, having jumped to $3.58 a gallon from $3.50 in just the past week. In some parts of the country, including New York City and the West Coast, gas is already sporting a price tag above $4 a gallon. There was a pray-in at a Chevron station in San Francisco on Friday led by a minister asking God for cheaper gas, and an Arco gas station in San Mateo, Calif., has already raised its price to a sky-high $4.62.
In Manhattan, at a Mobil gas station at York Avenue and East 61st Street, premium gas is now $4.03 a gallon. Two days ago, it was $3.96. Why such a high price? "Blame the people at STOPEC (he meant OPEC) and the oil companies," an attendant there told me.
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