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    As a union member who was just told this week my job is in serious jeopardy due the insane oil prices, I have mixed feelings on this strike. I do not support making the truckers themselves foot the bill for the gas costs - it either needs to be paid by the company employing them if applicable, or they need to pass the cost on to their customer. So I think how it is currently working isn't right, but I don't think a strike is the right way to fix it. Is this just a one day strike? Whatever the case, it won't bring fuel prices down. It will piss people off.

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    Didnt they say they were going to do it in 05 too?

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    another thing...what can a trucker strike DO about high gas prices??
    how can a strike bring down prices?
    it cant..except maybe a neglible decline because the truckers will be using less gas while on strike, therefore decreasing demand..but thats it..

    (so if they want to keep prices down, they should just stop driving forever!

    its a myth that government can "do something" about gas prices..
    well.they could..if the environmentalists would allow us to drill for our own oil,
    that could bring down prices..
    but since thats not an option, we are slaves to the nations that ARE allowed to produce oil..
    they fix the prices for us, by limiting production, to keep prices high..

    I dont see anything positive this strike could accomplish.
    you strike to get beter treatment from your employer..who CAN do something about your working conditions..who do the truckers think is going to "fix" high gas prices??
    and how are they going to do it?? there is no one in the USA with that power..
    not as long we remain a free capatilist nation anyway..
    maybe if we move toward to full-on communism, the government could control everything for us...but other that that, the truckers are just as screwed as the rest of us when it comes to gas prices...and they can influence the price just as much as we can...meaning "not at all"..

    Scot

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    also alot of truckers are owner-operators.......by striking they are infact striking against themselves................oil prices are balancing out after being unnaturally low for a long time.....they aint going to go down anytime soon no matter who does what.......when you do the math and figure in cost to refine, what gallons you loose to the refining process, distribution costs, marketing costs, taxes ectera most of the US actually isnt paying $100/barrel prices for gasoline, at the pump your actually paying lower....last break down i saw showed your paying bout $20/barrel less at the pump than the crude is selling for on the open market.........
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    Don't forget to add the record profits for the oil companies.

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    to which i reply..................so? that kinda like complaining bout the $20/bushel wheat this spring when $5 is the norm.............the farmers didnt set the price the world market did
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