If Obama is counting on winning Pennsylvania, he may have a little surprise coming to him. According to Business Week, Alpha Natural Resources is closing down mines in West Virginia, Virginia, and Pennsylvania IMMEDIATELY. A total of 1200 people will be without jobs.
Is this the hope and change Obama was talking about? Or was it his promise a few years back that coal regulations would cause energy prices to “necessarily sky-rocket”? Not only are you going to have a bunch of angry, unemployed people, but those same folks won’t even be able to afford to turn their own lights on in their homes. Of course, with no jobs, they won’t be able to pay their mortgages, so I guess that’s a moot point.
As far as I could find, the Corrupt Media hasn’t even touched this story yet. Drudge had a link, and I found the Businessweek story, but apparently few else seem to care that another working class industry that makes our Nation thrive, is now tanking.
I bet all of those unemployed miners in Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia will be clamoring to vote for the man who put them on food stamps. Why worry about the livelihoods of American citizens when there’s dirty air, water and emissions to worry about?
But don’t worry about those dirty miners. We have more important things to worry about, like Mitt Romney telling the truth in a speech. Four months ago. Now THAT’S a priority.
No, fella, your job is not down there anymore.
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