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Old 11-24-2017, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Rutherfordton,NC
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npr & the OP have their pom-poms out for lost jobs.


Why? Because they reported the closing? Explain how they are gloating.
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Old 11-24-2017, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Talking Despite Trump, coal plant in Texas is closing. Winning!

What?

Coal is losing its economic edge?

How can that be true?

According to tRump, it's coal that'll MAGA!

Gotta be fake news.

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Old 11-24-2017, 09:59 AM
 
Location: 500 miles from home
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Assuming what you said were true. Its not.

One person is cheering because people lose their jobs; the other merely gives false hope.

Whos worse? Id say the person cheering and those who defend him are the worst kind of a holes! Shame on you for being Americans!
No one is cheering. And Trump lied to their faces. He knew unless he's a complete idiot. Wait.
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Old 11-24-2017, 10:08 AM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Senate report finds massive fraud in West Virginia Social Security office

It's a massive fraud scheme and everyone who's actually spent time there knows it. People don't even attempt to hide it - unable to sit or bend in the morning at the disability hearing, re-shingling the roof in the afternoon.

So results from one office involving a judge is your proof. Do you even know anyone on SSDI from work related causes? You can count Carpal Tunnel if you like but not someone who maybe got a blister on his little finger or maybe a blister on his thumb.

I always find it fascinating that when fraud concerns are raised about other programs (FARM, EBT, WIC, SSI) those voicing those concerns are accused of racism.
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Old 11-24-2017, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Washington State
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As of July, U.S. coal exports were up 60% (36.79 million tons)... and these 1600 new coal plants haven't even come on line yet.
You're really depressing the loser's of the last election with such great news.
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Old 11-24-2017, 11:47 AM
 
Location: 500 miles from home
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That is just not true. The reason that there are so many disabled people in my area is because we have an old population (I think the 2nd oldest in the US) that used to do manual labor (coal mines, railroad). These jobs were hard on their bodies, and over the years rendered them disabled.

Also, these people usually don't have college degrees. Many don't even have a high school degree or GED, so this severely limits the jobs that they are able to perform due to their limited education and broken-down bodies.
No, it's not. I used to work with that population in WV and they weren't all 'old'. A great many were quite young, in fact, and disabled for a variety of reasons including anxiety, depression, etc.

Trying to portray the SSI population as all 'old, worn out bodies' is simply not factual.
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Old 11-24-2017, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Sounds like your in the beachers too.

The president and his fedguv should butt completely out of the energy sector.
Oh come on, it's not like the left wanted to drive coal out of business.

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Old 11-24-2017, 12:33 PM
 
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LOTS of coal plants closing - including the one right here on the River.

I have a very good friend involved in shutting them down and I am dang proud of those efforts. The last coal plant in MA. was turned off a couple years ago and, guess what, the power is still on.
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Old 11-24-2017, 12:34 PM
 
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No, it's not. I used to work with that population in WV and they weren't all 'old'. A great many were quite young, in fact, and disabled for a variety of reasons including anxiety, depression, etc.

Trying to portray the SSI population as all 'old, worn out bodies' is simply not factual.
So what the right is telling us about "buck up" and "get to work" and all these imaginary snowflake diseases we made up....is that another lie?
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Old 11-24-2017, 03:14 PM
 
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The reality is that when Trump promised to 'bring back those high paying coal job' he was lying. Coal jobs have been on the decline for decades primarily due to automation and Trump can revoke all environmental regulations and it isn't going to help coal.

Meanwhile, the nation has lost 100,000 retail jobs -- which is more than all coal jobs, in the last year.
Interesting post ,great stuff!
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