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  •  Pehaps it wouldn't hurt for him to go there... (0+ / 0-)

    ...where the mountains are being destroyed and talk with the people. With all the money being distributed to everyone and his uncle, how much would it take to subsidize retraining of miners and new industries in the area? How much more would it take to keep these people afloat until these goals could be accomplished? Say, maybe .001% of the amount that went to the financial industry? Just a guess.

    •  Probably true but welfare for industry? (0+ / 0-)

      The stimulus bill was unpopular because of added debt to U.S., and loans for corporations that control millions of jobs was wildly unpopular, so I don't see approving welfare for out of work miners until new energy sources could create jobs will be well received, either.  Look, I agree that MTR is a tragic mistake, and should be stopped, I just don't know about sacrificing political allys when we need them most is a good idea.  My inclination is that it's not.

      "The only thing to fear is tomorrows. I don't live for tomorrows. They're no fun." - Denny Crane

      by rainmanjr on Tue Jul 07, 2009 at 09:29:41 AM PDT

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