I have been asking the question with ironic humor, “what if government shutdown government and it never reopens?” Of course all past government debt ceiling shutdowns had very few government stoppages and had no lasting impact, but could this time be different? Could unintended consequences occur? Could government workers join a general strike, and consumer boycotts (as a form of protest) mount, and tax strikes and more broad dissent that actually result in a “real” government stoppage?
I have these questions and the possibilities that the People will ultimately make themselves heard when they truly shut government down. ~Ron
BIG RIGS STOP HAULIN’ ~ ROLLIN’ INTO D C
“Ride for the Constitution” General Strike for the weekend of October 11th – 13th, 2013
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Trucker Group Citing Government ‘Corruption’ Calls To ‘Shut Down America’ With 3-Day Strike
A new social media rallying call has truckers across America buzzing.
Citing government corruption as its main grievance, a Facebook group dubbed “Truckers to Shut Down America” is calling for a three-day general strike set to take place Oct. 11-13. The page has quickly amassed more than 53,000 Facebook “likes” since its launch on Sept. 15.
Scores of truckers have declared their solidarity with the movement, posting messages like “Thank you, Patriot! Godspeed!” along with selfies taken in their trucks.
While the page’s description does not list specific goals or terms of negotiation, the plans for the strike read thus: “Truck drivers will not haul freight! Workers will call in sick! Consumers will not buy or sell anything on this date! Stay home! Buy nothing!”
In addition, a “Ride for the Constitution” event page calls truckers to gather in Washington, D.C., in an effort to “Restore the Constitution, Defund Obamacare, Lower Fuel Prices.”