Good for them.
Protesting diesel fuel prices that have increased more than 100 percent in one year, truckers nationwide have pledged to pull their trucks over and park them for the next three days.
With American oil companies posting record profits of more than $250 billion in the last year, we motorists are getting fucked without a scintilla of governmental oversight to help put an end to this highway robbery.
Traditionally, diesel fuel was either about the same or slightly less than standard gasoline we use in our personal vehicles.
Looks like the oil industry recognized the trucking industry's necessity for diesel fuel and jacked up the prices without a bit of fear of reprisal.
Today in Congress, oil company executives claimed their price hikes "were no different from other corporate rate hikes for their products." How they were able to say that without snickering defies the imagination.
Forget the war.
Forget the investment banking bailouts.
Forget the recession teetering on depression.
If I were a Democratic candidate for President, I'd say, "In 1999, gas was 99 cents a gallon. Now it's more than $3 a gallon. In four more years of GOP 'leadership,' gas will end up costing you $6, to $7, to $8 a gallon. Had enough?"
Skyrocketing gas and diesel prices cause ALL consumer goods to rise in cost. Salaries are not keeping pace with these increases.
Do oil companies really need to make $250 billion in PROFITS?
Go, truckers, go!