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Students Stranded After Hundreds of Miami-Dade Bus Driver No-Shows [Protest Higher Health Insurance]
NBC MIAMI ^ | 1/10/14 | By Brian Hamacher and Claudia DoCampo

Posted on 01/11/2014 5:16:40 AM PST by SoFloFreeper

Hundreds of Miami-Dade bus drivers played hooky from work Friday in an apparent strike over wages and benefits, making several students late and leaving some stranded at bus stops.

Some 242 out of 1,300 bus drivers didn't show up for work Friday, leading to problems at 80 schools...

The bus drivers were asking for a 17 percent increase in their health benefits for this year.

"Insurance keeps going up, union keeps going up, everything's going up, and we're not getting no raise," said bus driver Terry Barrett.

(Excerpt) Read more at nbcmiami.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: abortion; deathpanels; education; lowinformation; obamacare; zerocare
Most of these drivers appear to be low information voters. Obamacare is biting them in the butt, yet they do not realize it.
1 posted on 01/11/2014 5:16:40 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper
“Insurance keeps going up, union keeps going up, every thing’s going up, and we're not getting no raise,”
so we decides to takes it out on the kids.

There, I finished the sentence for bus driver Terry Barrett.

2 posted on 01/11/2014 5:20:20 AM PST by Tupelo (I am feeling more like Philip Nolan every day)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Embrace The Suck!


3 posted on 01/11/2014 5:25:24 AM PST by 2111USMC (Aim Small Miss Small)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Bus driver Terry Barrett should thank the his/her lucky stars that he/she still has a job.

Just wait till Obama finish his 2014 Year of Actions focusing on J-O-B-S.

“We, the gubmint, Always Want to Help”

Um, no thanks.


4 posted on 01/11/2014 5:27:47 AM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Sir Napsalot

I should say, by the time Obama finished, everybody will have a job, will have minimum wage (whatever they decide), will have health care (the second tier), and everybody will be ‘happy’. Otherwise, you must have a mental condition.


5 posted on 01/11/2014 5:29:57 AM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Miami-Dade + Unions = Don't care


6 posted on 01/11/2014 5:30:45 AM PST by darkwing104 (Forgive but don't forget)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I think a class action suit against the no show drivers for endagering students may be in order.


7 posted on 01/11/2014 5:31:28 AM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: SoFloFreeper

No need for buses,or bus drivers give them all free Obamacars.


8 posted on 01/11/2014 5:32:07 AM PST by FreedomGuru (Time for torches and pitchforks.)
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To: Tupelo

“Insurance keeps going up, union keeps going up, every thing’s going up, and we’re not getting no raise,”
so we decides to takes it out on the kids. We should have been gotten free insurance wif Obamacare, but Ted Cruz had done shuttin down the gubmint.


9 posted on 01/11/2014 5:37:05 AM PST by petercooper ("I was for letting people keep their health insurance, before I wasn't". --- Barack Obama)
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To: Sir Napsalot
Lyndon Baines Johnson's Great Society has been eclipsed by Barack Hussein Obama's Nuclear StrengthEven Greater Society! I cant wait to see whats in his New Improved War On Poverty Package, but Im sure we;ll have to pass it to see whats in it.
10 posted on 01/11/2014 5:45:57 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ( a Safe..and Sane....2014 To All!)
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To: SoFloFreeper; All

Must note that most Florida school bus drivers are not union nor receive benefits. Only in more liberal and less diverse areas near Miami have unions, etc


11 posted on 01/11/2014 6:12:11 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (Amnesty And Not Ending ObamaCare Will Kill GOP In 2014)
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To: SoFloFreeper

The irony here is absolutely glaring. These union twits are using their union “prviliges” by going on strike as a result of the consequences of a policy that their leadership, whom they follow blindly, told them that they needed to fight for.

Like someone else said: “Embrace the suck”


12 posted on 01/11/2014 6:18:35 AM PST by Smellin Salt
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To: SoFloFreeper
The bus drivers were asking for a 17 percent increase in their health benefits for this year.

Anybody care to translate this sentence into something that makes sense?

So they want a 17 percent increase in their premiums or for the county to cover 17 percent more of the cost ?

13 posted on 01/11/2014 6:21:31 AM PST by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Smellin Salt
These union twits are using their union “privileges” by going on strike as a result of the consequences of a policy that their leadership, whom they follow blindly, told them that they needed to fight for.

In the article, (I know, who reads the article) the union to their credit says they knew nothing about the "strike" and did not sanction it and even helped to cover some of the routes...

Of course that can be complete BS since after all, it is a union...

14 posted on 01/11/2014 6:24:42 AM PST by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: SoFloFreeper
242 drivers on strike, 80 schools affected and this is the result:

several students late and leaving some stranded at bus stops.

LOL!

15 posted on 01/11/2014 6:26:55 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Miss Muffit suffered from arachnophobia.....)
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To: Popman

If they “knew nothing” about the strike (I know, what union knows anything) then how did the word become so widely disseminated throughout their membership that hundreds of workers walked out?


16 posted on 01/11/2014 6:31:16 AM PST by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: Sir Napsalot
Just wait till Obama finish his 2014 Year of Actions focusing on J-O-B-S.


17 posted on 01/11/2014 6:34:27 AM PST by Iron Munro (Orwell: There are some ideas so absurd that only an intellectual could believe them.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

These Demonrats all voted for Traitorobama because he promised them free phones, gasoline, and stuff. Didn’t they realize they would have to pay for it all, plus government overhead, through their health insurance?

If you voted for Traitorobama, now you can get sick and die, suckers.


18 posted on 01/11/2014 6:46:55 AM PST by Carl Vehse
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To: Sir Napsalot
Bus driver Terry Barrett should thank the his/her lucky stars that he/she still has a job.

Where I live, school bus drivers are part time, getting at most about 20 hours per week and in the summer, zero hours per week.

19 posted on 01/11/2014 7:06:13 AM PST by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: Sir Napsalot
Just wait till Obama finish his 2014 Year of Actions focusing on J-O-B-S.


20 posted on 01/11/2014 7:08:25 AM PST by Iron Munro (Orwell: There are some ideas so absurd that only an intellectual could believe them.)
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To: Sir Napsalot
Just wait till Obama finish his 2014 Year of Actions focusing on J-O-B-S.


21 posted on 01/11/2014 7:09:47 AM PST by Iron Munro (Orwell: There are some ideas so absurd that only an intellectual could believe them.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Apologies for the triple post - PC has gone crazy.


22 posted on 01/11/2014 7:11:08 AM PST by Iron Munro (Orwell: There are some ideas so absurd that only an intellectual could believe them.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks SoFloFreeper. You have to give 100 percent wholehearted support for it to find out what’s in it, also to avoid harassment by the IRS, TSA, and NSA.

First responders exempt from Obamacare employer calculations, Treasury says
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3110596/posts


23 posted on 01/11/2014 7:42:08 AM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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