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Norton, VA

#2 Sep 5, 2012
We all know that Obama really HATES COAL .! Look at all our jobs disappearing .
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Roanoke, VA

#5 Sep 7, 2012
Eric Holder wrote:
People.in SWVA are only smart enough to work in the coal industry??? How about gradually move to other industries??? Or is that impossible? I am being serious, do kids just graduate high school and.go work in mines?
Look dude, it's obvious you are a commie loving Obama supporting troll with no family, connections or background from the area. Please go find another playground. You will not sway anyone in the area to support President Obama's re-election bid as so many of us have seen the effects of his executive orders to the EPA to destroy and bankrupt the coal industry. Incase you didn't know, thousands of miners in SWVA, NETN and SEKY have been laid off at Arch, Alpha, Equitable Resources and others because of the President's policies. Their layoffs directly affects thousands of railroad workers, truck drivers, and even workers in the local retail and service industries - a fact that you would know if you had even the most basic understanding of economics - which obviously neither you nor the nitwit in chief understand...but hey, there you bunch go, fighting so women don't have to pay $20 for their birth control pills, makes all of the miners, their families and friends get that warm and fuzzy feeling as they collect their unemployment and food stamps.
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Roanoke, VA

#6 Sep 7, 2012
Video of Obama in his own words in 2008 promising to raise electic costs and bankrupt coal:



Another video of Obama with the SFChronicle in 2008 promising to bankrupt coal:

http://www.youtube.com/watch...

Don't take my word, go watch the video and take the President's own word for it, he campaigned that he would bankrupt coal - and that's one promise he has kept!!!
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Roanoke, VA

#8 Sep 7, 2012
Eric Holder wrote:
Obama will send all the miners a stimulus check, so it all evens out in the end.
And that is the issue you socialists don't get, no one here wants a handout, we want jobs!

Take your redistibution of wealth chit and stimulus it up your blohole...
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Murfreesboro, TN

#9 Sep 7, 2012
Nobody around here but people receiving hand outs will vote for him..so give it up.We work for a living.we don't wear suits and lie to get a dollar.
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Sharon, SC

#10 Sep 8, 2012
I do receive any handouts and I will vote for Obama. He will save coal jobs and if you ppl were smart enough to get the facts instead of using propaganda you too would vote smart. Romney has stated that coal jobs kill ppl and he will not support anything that kills. He also plans to loosen EPa regulations so that fracking natural gas will take place throughout our country.....which will make it plentiful and more cost efficient. Now, go read what happens to coal when gas is more plentiful and cheaper. Romney will end coal jobs and the saddest part is you ignorant ppl will vote to cut your own throats. If you are too lame to get the facts, stay home on election day. SWVa doesn't need you!
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Sharon, SC

#11 Sep 8, 2012
I do not***
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Christiansburg, VA

#12 Sep 8, 2012
facts wrote:
I do receive any handouts and I will vote for Obama. He will save coal jobs and if you ppl were smart enough to get the facts instead of using propaganda you too would vote smart. Romney has stated that coal jobs kill ppl and he will not support anything that kills. He also plans to loosen EPa regulations so that fracking natural gas will take place throughout our country.....which will make it plentiful and more cost efficient. Now, go read what happens to coal when gas is more plentiful and cheaper. Romney will end coal jobs and the saddest part is you ignorant ppl will vote to cut your own throats. If you are too lame to get the facts, stay home on election day. SWVa doesn't need you!
I posted the links to the videos of President Obama, saying with his own mouth that he will bankrupt coal...and he has! Quit drinking the kool-ade and educate yourself! That's not all he has done though - he broke his promise about ending the intrusive parts of the Patriot Act, he didn't close Gitmo as he promised, he didn't get unemployment below 6% as he promised and he didn't cut the deficit in half as he promised. And for those of you who holler at least he got Bin Laden - yes he did, with intelligence that was discovered under Bush and waterboarding and after billions of dollars. He has also given 1.5 billion dollars to the muslim brotherhood in egypt which allowed them to overthrow a government that was friendly to isreal, our ally, and put in the muslim brotherhood who has subjected women in egypt to being pulled off the street and subject to virignity tests or jail, forcing them to wear the hajib now in public, oh, and you can go watch arab tv now and see all of the christians that the muslim brotherhood has started to literally crucify in public around the government buildings there...all of which would not have been possible if Obama had not given this group of thugs the wherewithal to buy the guns and bullets neccessary to come to and remain in power. Let's not forget him saying on a live mic how much more accomadating he will be ot another thug- Putin- after the election. Also, many of us watched the DNC convention and watched the democratic delegates BOO more than 3 times the inclusion of GOD in their platform. I could go on and on, but I do have a life. I will simply say that you should get your head out of your butt and figure it out and stop trying to help him destroy the country.
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Christiansburg, VA

#13 Sep 8, 2012
And before I forget, let's also not forget his executive orders that he uses to rule over us more as a king: the one on March 19th giving him the power to press people into service without compensation or judicial review, the right to consficate anything you own he deems fit to help the government wihtout compensation or judicial review, his adminstration labeling returning and retired veterans the number one source of terrorism, his administration detaining tens of thousands of veterans and citizens like Brandon Raub whose sole act has been to publically post their dissent to his policies...lets also not forget that new executive order on his desk now that he is getting ready to sign where he will have complete control over what is published on the internet...foget drug testing welfare receipents, they should drug test you before you vote, right after you show id proving your identity and that yout have a right to vote. . . because only a stoner or someone who is one of Obama's children and needs a handout would vote for this man; but you had better wake up, because Obama's the one that already putting people in chains
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Christiansburg, VA

#14 Sep 8, 2012
He did promise to "transform america" and with his policies he has, violating our constitutional freedoms, destroying our democracy and bringing about a totalitarian, fascist-socialist police state in the place of freedom all the while abandoning God and our allies at home and abroad...but hey, you liberals can still kill unborn babies and not have to pay $20 for birth control when you vote for him, and that's so much better for you freeloaders than defending your fellow citizens rights!
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Christiansburg, VA

#15 Sep 8, 2012
But people don't trust my words, get on youtube, there are links there to video of Obama in HIS OWN VOICE HIS OWN WORDS ON NETWORK TV admitting all of these things, theres video of the DNC BOOING the inclusion of God, there's video of him promising to lower unemployment below 6%, cutting the deficit in half, close gitmo, stop the intrusive violation of rights under the patriot act, shew, he even promised he would be a one termer if he broke his promises on these things, yet here he is running for another term, another broken promise - how can you trust any new promises given all of the old ones from 2008 that he broke...
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Christiansburg, VA

#16 Sep 8, 2012
I don't base my vote on rhetoric, I base my vote on what a candidate says and what he does - that's why he wants to control the internet with his new executive order - because he knows he can't fight the truth of HIS OWN WORDS

I don't know how much better Romney will be, but I have the feeling he won't be so accomodating to Putin and the muslim brotherhood if he gets in office, and I have a feeling he and his party won't be booing the name of God, and I have a feeling he will uphold the sanctity of life for all citizens and he has my vote.
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Christiansburg, VA

#17 Sep 8, 2012
The proof is also there that he has not met once in over a year with his jobs council, yet since the first of the year he has had time to play over 80 rounds of golf - golfing while over 23 million americans are either unemployed or underemployed. He points to 4.6 million jobs created, yet independent fact checkers show that his policies have only resulted in a net gain of 300,000 non farm jobs in four years.
and for those of you who holler well he stopped the worst economic crisis since the depression, independent fact checkers show that the recession that Ronald Reagan inheirted was far worse, and he wasn't blaming Carter four years later because Reagan was smart enough to enact policies that got us out of that mess!
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Christiansburg, VA

#18 Sep 8, 2012
There are 4 reasons that you liberals site economically to justify voting for him, but here are the facts according to respected columnist Larry Elder:
1) Obama "inherited" the worst set of economic conditions since World War II.
False. Based on unemployment, inflation and interest rates, the recession of 1981-82 was worse. Unemployment during the early '80s reached 10.8 percent, inflation 13.5 percent, and prime interest rates reached 21.5 percent. During this so-called "Great Recession," the numbers peaked at 10.2 unemployment, 5.6 percent inflation and 7.25 percent for the prime interest rate.
2) Obama's economic policies "rescued the economy from falling off a cliff."
False. Nearly 350 economists, including several Nobel laureates, publicly urged Obama to following the path President Reagan pursued cutting taxes, slowing the growth of domestic spending and continuing deregulation.
Most business economists think Obama's "stimulus" plan accomplished little, if anything, with some academic economists, like Stanford's John Taylor, believing that stimulus actually made things worse: "I just don't think there's any evidence. When you look at the numbers, when you see what happened, when people reacted to the stimulus, it did very little good."
TARP, begun under President George W. Bush, supposedly prevented financial institutions from collapsing. But Neil Barofsky, in his new book called "Bailout: An Inside Account of How Washington Abandoned Main Street While Rescuing Wall Street," argues that TARP completely failed in its mission: to increase liquidity to jumpstart lending.
The reason for intervention in the first place is that banks had become "too big too fail." Not only did the banks park the money and make risk-free profits off the spread, but banks became bigger than ever after TARP.
ObamaCare promises to provide health insurance to nearly 30 million Americans currently uninsured. Obama said it would bend the health care cost curve down, that it would decrease the deficit and that if you like your doctor or your current health insurance plan, you can keep it.
But Jonathan Gruber, the economist who designed both RomneyCare and ObamaCare, now admits some are going to pay more and some a lot more for their health insurance: "It is true that even after tax credits some individuals are 'losers,' in that they pay more than before (Obama's) reform." Rick Foster, the chief Medicare actuary, testified that it is "false, more so than true" that ObamaCare bends down the cost curve. He also said it is "not true in all cases" that if you like your plan you can keep your plan.
What about the "investments" in the green jobs of the future? At $529 million dollars of lost taxpayer money, Solyndra is one of many money-hemorrhaging "clean energy" flops. Other belly-flops backed by federal loans include Beacon Power and Abound Solar. A Washington Post investigation traced $3.9 billion in grants and financing to 21 companies that were backed by firms connected to five Obama administration staffers and advisors. Cronyism?
3) Bush's irresponsible tax cuts and "unpaid-for wars" of Afghanistan and Iraq caused the deficit.
False. Obama frequently bemoans the "cost" of $700 billion in tax cuts for "millionaires and billionaires." CNN's Fareed Zakaria blames the "Bush tax cuts" for the deficit. But the $700 billion Obama speaks of is spread over 10 years. This comes to a mere 5 percent of the deficit.
As to the costs of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, a study by Brown University estimates the costs at between $3.2 trillion and $4 trillion. This, too, is over about 10 years (the approximate duration of the wars), or an average of $360 billion per year. This comes out to about 25 percent of the estimated $1.5 trillion deficit.
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Christiansburg, VA

#19 Sep 8, 2012
continued from the last post: 4) We are better off now than four years ago.
A new poll for the Washington paper The Hill found 52 percent of likely voters believe the country is now in "worse condition" than four years ago, while 31 percent believe it's in "better condition." After accounting for inflation, median household income dropped 2.6 percent during the 18-month recession. It fell another 4.8 percent from the start of the "recovery" through June 2012. Unemployment stood at 7.8 percent when Obama entered the White House. It is 8.3 percent right now. We've added over $6 trillion in new debt in the last four years and the deficit tripled since Bush's last full year in office.
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Christiansburg, VA

#20 Sep 8, 2012
Facts according to Larry Elder: 1) Obama "inherited" the worst set of economic conditions since World War II.

False. Based on unemployment, inflation and interest rates, the recession of 1981-82 was worse. Unemployment during the early '80s reached 10.8 percent, inflation 13.5 percent, and prime interest rates reached 21.5 percent. During this so-called "Great Recession," the numbers peaked at 10.2 unemployment, 5.6 percent inflation and 7.25 percent for the prime interest rate.

2) Obama's economic policies "rescued the economy from falling off a cliff."

False. Nearly 350 economists, including several Nobel laureates, publicly urged Obama to following the path President Reagan pursued cutting taxes, slowing the growth of domestic spending and continuing deregulation.

Most business economists think Obama's "stimulus" plan accomplished little, if anything, with some academic economists, like Stanford's John Taylor, believing that stimulus actually made things worse: "I just don't think there's any evidence. When you look at the numbers, when you see what happened, when people reacted to the stimulus, it did very little good."

TARP, begun under President George W. Bush, supposedly prevented financial institutions from collapsing. But Neil Barofsky, in his new book called "Bailout: An Inside Account of How Washington Abandoned Main Street While Rescuing Wall Street," argues that TARP completely failed in its mission: to increase liquidity to jumpstart lending.

The reason for intervention in the first place is that banks had become "too big too fail." Not only did the banks park the money and make risk-free profits off the spread, but banks became bigger than ever after TARP.

ObamaCare promises to provide health insurance to nearly 30 million Americans currently uninsured. Obama said it would bend the health care cost curve down, that it would decrease the deficit and that if you like your doctor or your current health insurance plan, you can keep it.

But Jonathan Gruber, the economist who designed both RomneyCare and ObamaCare, now admits some are going to pay more and some a lot more for their health insurance: "It is true that even after tax credits some individuals are 'losers,' in that they pay more than before (Obama's) reform." Rick Foster, the chief Medicare actuary, testified that it is "false, more so than true" that ObamaCare bends down the cost curve. He also said it is "not true in all cases" that if you like your plan you can keep your plan.

What about the "investments" in the green jobs of the future? At $529 million dollars of lost taxpayer money, Solyndra is one of many money-hemorrhaging "clean energy" flops. Other belly-flops backed by federal loans include Beacon Power and Abound Solar. A Washington Post investigation traced $3.9 billion in grants and financing to 21 companies that were backed by firms connected to five Obama administration staffers and advisors. Cronyism?

3) Bush's irresponsible tax cuts and "unpaid-for wars" of Afghanistan and Iraq caused the deficit.

False. Obama frequently bemoans the "cost" of $700 billion in tax cuts for "millionaires and billionaires." CNN's Fareed Zakaria blames the "Bush tax cuts" for the deficit. But the $700 billion Obama speaks of is spread over 10 years. This comes to a mere 5 percent of the deficit.

As to the costs of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, a study by Brown University estimates the costs at between $3.2 trillion and $4 trillion. This, too, is over about 10 years (the approximate duration of the wars), or an average of $360 billion per year. This comes out to about 25 percent of the estimated $1.5 trillion deficit.
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Christiansburg, VA

#21 Sep 8, 2012
So, there are the facts, not rhetoric, but facts. Quit trying to smear Romney trying to get people to ignore all of Obama's lies and abuses of power. People are waking up, they are not stupid, they can go online and see for themselves just what exactly Obama has built with his broken promises, lies, and abuses of power. Not only are people waking up to Obama, they are waking up to the Democratic party as a whole. I should thank Obama for one thing, the actions of him, Pelosi, Reid and others in his party have awakened my eyes, you see, I have always voted for democrats until this election, I grew up in a coal miners home where the picture of Jesus was flanked on either side by a picture of FDR and JFK, but I have Obama to thank for this eye opening experience and confess that I am ashamed of every vote I ever cast for any democrat and so help me, I may vote for an Independent one day, but I will NEVER vote for another democrat for any office, even as street sweeper, after the actions of Obama and his gang. I will be voting for a straight Republican ticket this year and for many years to come.
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Christiansburg, VA

#22 Sep 8, 2012
The only people who are happy with Obama's presidency are freeloaders, druggies (and some of them are smart enough to not let the drugs cloud them to how he is destroying the country) and former president Jimmy Carter, now, Carter's place in history is secured since he will not be considered the worst president in history after Obama's tenure...and Carter was even in an interview earlier this year, saying this very thing, and then all the dems said he was senile...no, just speaking the truth about Obama destroying people's freedoms!
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Fort Lauderdale, FL

#23 Sep 8, 2012
I support coal.Without the coal mining jobs many families would starve!

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Madison, TN

#24 Sep 14, 2012
JUST THE FACTS PLEASE.... idiot what do u have against the coal companies being held responsible and being made to do something about clean air...yeah that is what the epa wants done that is what obama is supporting not taking down jobs but making the owners and investor billionaires cough up a little money to make their companies more compliant...duh...you are one of the iliterate, small minded loud mouthed idiots that take something and dont tell it all just pick out what suits their conversations....get it all and get it straight or dont say anything idiot

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