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Old 08-03-2019, 06:46 AM
 
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The DNC has been doing its best to end coal, mainly through regulations that are closing down coal power plants.

New coal power plants are not picked up at the local Home Depot, and companies are very reluctant to invest in them since it wouldn't only take one election to put those plants out of business.

Coal is down because of the DNC.

Now, you can argue whether it's good or bad that coal is dying, but the fact is it's dying due to the Democrats and not Trump.
It's down because it cannot compete.

Let's see - a bit of common sense here. What is easier to do...pipe some gas to a power plant from a hole in the ground....or, dig up mountaintops, remove the ground, strip coal, process it, move it (heavy!) and then burn it...and then dispose of the millions of tons of ash and waste?

And what is cleaner?

If "Democrats" are responsible it's only because they have a bit of logic. This Liberal, as stated before, would rather pay those miners to not work (train, pay off, etc.) then to have the "feature" of cutting off mountaintops forever (they don't grow back) and poisoning our environment.

So, yes, I'll take that responsibility. The Coal Era is largely over and we should be glad. In other news they won't feed you Mercury or bleed you to cure your ills.
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Old 08-03-2019, 06:51 AM
 
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Coal can't compete due to regulations mainly imposed by the DNC.

That is why coal is dying.
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Old 08-03-2019, 06:54 AM
 
Location: Boston
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Democrats are offering a bright future for coal miners, huh?
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Old 08-03-2019, 06:59 AM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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Democrats are offering a bright future for coal miners, huh?
Under Obama they were offered retraining for new jobs at government expense.

Explain what the republicans plan consists of, please, besides empty promises.
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Old 08-03-2019, 07:20 AM
 
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Under Obama they were offered retraining for new jobs at government expense.

Explain what the republicans plan consists of, please, besides empty promises.

Earlier this year, didn't Senate Democrats put forth legislation to protect the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund to protect coal miners left adrift by bankrupt coal companies?

Has Moscow Mitch moved that forward?
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Old 08-03-2019, 08:59 AM
 
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Maybe it is down elsewhere, but in my area it is up. I think the long term outlook is grim, but for now things are better than they were.
It's temporary, if it's up. It's a dying industry. Those working in the coal mines would be better served to encourage their children to go into other work. There is no future in coal mining long term (not that it ever provided much of a future...with black lung disease, high death and injury rates, and the like). It's not good for people or the country to keep presenting a false picture.

It's like buggy carriage makers insisting that the new fangled auto-mobiles are a passing fancy for the super rich, and that the buggy business will come back full force. It may have gotten better in some areas short term, but the writing was on the wall for the long term. (The Amish still use buggies, though.)
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Old 08-03-2019, 09:12 AM
 
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Under Obama they were offered retraining for new jobs at government expense.

Explain what the republicans plan consists of, please, besides empty promises.
Republican plan consists of gutting environmental regulations so that the coal companies can pollute the land and water.

You'd think as attached as coal miners are to the their land they'd want to keep it protected.
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Old 08-03-2019, 09:43 AM
 
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Coal can't compete due to regulations mainly imposed by the DNC.

That is why coal is dying.
Good. Coal is a dirty, destructive commodity.

The next generation born to present day coal miners will be thanking the DNC for saving them from black lung.
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Old 08-03-2019, 09:11 PM
 
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Maybe the travel agents and baggage handlers did too. Times change. But glad to hear their skills are easily transferable to other jobs in the same area and they will be just fine. That is good news and a relief we won't need to be paying coal miner welfare too (beyond Disability and black lung).


Quit trying to equate those industries to coal miners. They are too disparate for comparison. I can certainly book my own trips, but cannot create my own energy.

Additionally, baggage handlers/skycaps lost their job to 9/11 more than anything. Many people still love them in airports that allow curbside pickup and baggage tagging.


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Old 08-03-2019, 09:40 PM
 
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Coal can't compete due to regulations mainly imposed by the DNC.

That is why coal is dying.
DNC doesn't control world markets....and the world market is declining.
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