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  •  We are going to get blamed for part of this (1+ / 0-)
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    that of well-paid blue-collar jobs
    With coal being phased out.

    I'm glad for every single coal fired power plant that we no longer use, but just like logging, and ranching, the closing of coal mines will be remembered as something that happened during a Dem admin and with lots of support by Dems.

    There is no retraining, no other job will pay like a union mining or even a non union mining job. Former blue collar Dems. I've heard nothing about replacing those high paying jobs. Nothing about the whole towns that will fall into poverty, just like those towns all up and down the mountains of the west did.

    That's how we lose voters for generations.

    “Conservation… is a positive exercise of skill and insight, not merely a negative exercise of abstinence and caution…” Aldo Leopold

    by ban nock on Fri May 02, 2014 at 06:28:30 PM PDT

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