Obama hurts Coal production Americans and jobs, Climate change nonsense appeals to Obama’s core support from left, Jobs be damned, Obama et al agenda justifies means
“if they want to build [coal plants], they can, but it will bankrupt them”…Barack Obama
“Because I’m capping greenhouse gases, coal power plants, you know, natural gas, you name it — whatever the plants were, whatever the industry was, uh, they would have to retrofit their operations. That will cost money. They will pass that money on to consumers.”…Barack Obama
“The end justifies the means, the template of the left.”…Citizen Wells
The common belief is that states like Wyoming and North Dakota have weathered the left wing socialist onslaught of Obama and the Democrats. Obama et al have done their best to negatively impact our oil and coal economies and therefore the overall economy and jobs.
North Dakota has the lowest unemployment rate at 3.2 percent and Wyoming, the top coal producing state, has an unemployment rate of 4.6 percent.
Obama, in an attempt to keep his core support, the left, has renewed his attempts to stifle coal production and use in this country, which will subsequently further cost Americans jobs.
From Fox News June 29, 2013.
“Coal-state Dems chisel away at Obama climate plan”
President Obama, in his weekly radio address, beseeched voters to get behind his climate change plan and punish politicians who don’t.
He may want to be careful what he asks for. Several of those lawmakers come from the president’s own party.
Coal-state Democrats have been as scathing as any Republican in reaction to the president’s plan, unveiled Tuesday in a speech at Georgetown University. The pushback was almost immediate, and a glaring signal of the trouble Obama may encounter as he charges ahead with new restrictions on coal-fired power plants.
Though Obama technically is going around Congress by having the Environmental Protection Agency impose the rules, moderate Democrats made clear they will pressure the administration from inside the party to scale back. They carry a simple message: The regulations will kill jobs, but working with the coal industry to improve its own clean-coal technology won’t.
West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin, calling the president’s plan a “war on America,” delivered one of the most forceful rebuttals in an interview with Fox News.
“It’s just ridiculous. … I should not have to be sitting here as a U.S. senator, fighting my own president and fighting my own government,” he told Fox News. “I will continue to reach out, but I need a partner here. I don’t need an adversary.”
Manchin argued that the coal industry has the technology to reduce emissions. But he said the government, rather than work with the industry, is setting unattainable standards.
The cornerstone of Obama’s plan was a call for the first-ever regulations on emissions for existing power plants.
“Why is this economy going to be taking this hit? Why are jobs going to be lost, and they will be lost,” Manchin said. ”
Our problems with the economy and jobs did not start when Obama took office in January of 2009. The Democrats took control of both houses of congress in January 0f 2007.
Citizen Wells reported yesterday that the NC Employment to population rate dropped 6.1 percent since the Democrats took control of both US houses of congress in 2007.
Here are the Employment to population rates for the top 10 coal producing states for the same time period. This information may surprise you. It is definitely under reported.
Top 10 coal states Drop in employment Current to population rate Rate Wyoming 5.2 65 West Virginia 3.1 50.7 Kentucky 2.5 56.8 Pennsylvania 2.8 59.1 Texas 2.2 61 Montana 4.5 60.4 Illinois 5.4 59.7 Indiana 7.1 57.2 North Dakota 2.2 69.7 Ohio 4.4 59.1 These are scary numbers! Is anyone in the mainstream media covering this?