If I was a federal worker I think I would definitely be hoping that the GOP and Dems didn’t come to any agreement before Friday. As of now a massive trucker protest is scheduled for the Beltway that day.
The organizers of the protest say that thousands of truckers have RSVPed and that they intend to clog up the highway which surrounds the nation’s capital all day.
It won’t be hard. Traffic barely moves on the Beltway on Friday anyway. Add 3000 trucks. Ugh. Glad I don’t live there anymore.
The truckers are protesting federal regulations which are running small trucking companies and independent truckers out of business. (While the big guys pick up more and more market share. Funny the big guys also have lobbyists in Washington DC.) They are also protesting what they feel is the ongoing violation of the 4th Amendment (illegal search and seizure) by the federal government.
(From US News and World Report)
Earl Conlon, a Georgia trucker who is handling logistics for the protest, told U.S. News tractor-trailer drivers will circle the beltway “three lanes deep” as he rides with other participants to Congress to seek the arrest of congressmen for allegedly disregarding the Constitution.
The truckers circling I-495 will keep the left lane open for emergency vehicles, Conlon said, but “everybody that doesn’t have a supporter sticker on their window, good luck: Nobody in, nobody out.” The trucks will be going the 55 mile-per-hour speed limit.