Mitch McConnell blames Obama for loss of coal jobs, even though the...

Sep 17, 2013 Full story: The Courier-Journal 84

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, right, chats with Kentucky coalfield attorney John R. Triplett in Pikeville, Ky.

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Mitch and Paul

Clay City, KY

#41 Oct 14, 2013
Mitch McConnell is all about the heavy population centers and the money, Louisville, Lexington, and the other large urban centers. Mitch never give a damn about East Ey. and never will, not enough votes to worry about. Oh yes he like the coal severance in the state general fund but the western part of the state is providing that with less trouble than Eastern Ky.
Rand Paul is a right wing nut, as nutty as his ole man that never garnered enough votes to be a presidential contender. A tea party poster boy that just picked any state that would have him so he could get on the national stage like daddy. He is screwy, his ideas are screwed up and he is just an obstructionist like Mitch. They go up there with a sharp stick and poke Obama and expect him to do anything for the coal industry, they should find something to trade off on or try to work something out instead of attacking his health care legislation. We have the worst two representatives for the situation we are in, they do more harm than good and don't really care about the coal industry.
She

Williamson, WV

#42 Oct 14, 2013
Mitch and Paul wrote:
Mitch McConnell is all about the heavy population centers and the money, Louisville, Lexington, and the other large urban centers. Mitch never give a damn about East Ey. and never will, not enough votes to worry about. Oh yes he like the coal severance in the state general fund but the western part of the state is providing that with less trouble than Eastern Ky.
Rand Paul is a right wing nut, as nutty as his ole man that never garnered enough votes to be a presidential contender. A tea party poster boy that just picked any state that would have him so he could get on the national stage like daddy. He is screwy, his ideas are screwed up and he is just an obstructionist like Mitch. They go up there with a sharp stick and poke Obama and expect him to do anything for the coal industry, they should find something to trade off on or try to work something out instead of attacking his health care legislation. We have the worst two representatives for the situation we are in, they do more harm than good and don't really care about the coal industry.
Paul cleaned your clock and so will Mitch. You talk about the big cities, hell the big cities are the only area the radical liberals win in ky Lexington, Louisville, Frankfort 80% of rest of state is conservatives. Paul-McConnell will win rural ky you can bet your sweet ass on that.
Fox News is A Joke

Pikeville, KY

#43 Oct 15, 2013
She wrote:
<quoted text>Paul cleaned your clock and so will Mitch. You talk about the big cities, hell the big cities are the only area the radical liberals win in ky Lexington, Louisville, Frankfort 80% of rest of state is conservatives. Paul-McConnell will win rural ky you can bet your sweet ass on that.
Because the rural Areas are uneducated pos just like you.
trying to believe

Harold, KY

#44 Oct 18, 2013
I can' believe you morons who are in favor of Obama. If you live in Kentucky, he don't give a _amn about you. Nor do any national democrats give a _amn either. Every democrat is a fool for not changing to another party. Whay party? Heck any party is better than the democrats if you live in Kentucky. We don't have enough electoral votes to make a fart in the wind. Every democrat who supports their party is a fool. Obama must be laughing his lips off that a stupid state like Kentucky still has a democrat at all. Democrats are literally laughing their way all the way to the bank at those stupid hillbillies in Kentucky. How in the hail do you expect to explain baby killers and the open door to Mexicans policies that democrats support to your kids when they grow up.
Fox News Is A Joke

Pikeville, KY

#45 Oct 19, 2013
trying to believe wrote:
I can' believe you morons who are in favor of Obama. If you live in Kentucky, he don't give a _amn about you. Nor do any national democrats give a _amn either. Every democrat is a fool for not changing to another party. Whay party? Heck any party is better than the democrats if you live in Kentucky. We don't have enough electoral votes to make a fart in the wind. Every democrat who supports their party is a fool. Obama must be laughing his lips off that a stupid state like Kentucky still has a democrat at all. Democrats are literally laughing their way all the way to the bank at those stupid hillbillies in Kentucky. How in the hail do you expect to explain baby killers and the open door to Mexicans policies that democrats support to your kids when they grow up.
You sound pretty stupid, you must be Republican.
Fox News Is A Joke

Pikeville, KY

#46 Oct 20, 2013
sandy1 wrote:
<quoted text>
Because the Senate is controlled by a nazi.
The House is controlled by a drunken idiot.
Fox News Is A Joke

Pikeville, KY

#48 Oct 20, 2013
well wrote:
<quoted text>
You should move out away from the town drunk and his brutal rearings you're subjected to.
You skould move out of your Mommy's trailer before she breeds you again.
Boss Hogg

Torrance, CA

#49 Oct 20, 2013
conservative crapola wrote:
'the leeches and moochers who live off government'
Those red staters are a plague.
No the congress, senate and pres and vp-----that's the parasites, living off the working class. That's why they fight so hard to stay in office. Roaches, lice, ticks and other parasites are like that. Self preservation. Blue states are filled with bleeding hearts. They started the whole welfare system.
Fox News Is A Joke

Pikeville, KY

#51 Oct 25, 2013
trying to believe wrote:
I can' believe you morons who are in favor of Obama. If you live in Kentucky, he don't give a _amn about you. Nor do any national democrats give a _amn either. Every democrat is a fool for not changing to another party. Whay party? Heck any party is better than the democrats if you live in Kentucky. We don't have enough electoral votes to make a fart in the wind. Every democrat who supports their party is a fool. Obama must be laughing his lips off that a stupid state like Kentucky still has a democrat at all. Democrats are literally laughing their way all the way to the bank at those stupid hillbillies in Kentucky. How in the hail do you expect to explain baby killers and the open door to Mexicans policies that democrats support to your kids when they grow up.
Very good!

Now go watch more Faux.
Fox News Is A Joke

Pikeville, KY

#52 Oct 27, 2013
Retired SOF wrote:
<quoted text>
Don't blame Mitch blame the progressive tax system that we have. It is designed to take from the rich ,give to the poor and keep the poor , poor!
Quit making excuses you Trailer Trash.
Blame Game

Clay City, KY

#53 Oct 27, 2013
So easy for politicians to get the holler tards stirred up and chasing the wrong rabbit for political purposes. The truth about East Ky. Coal market, everybody mines it cheaper! All the easy coal is about gone and we can't compete with Western Ky. Southern Illinois and nobody can compete with Wyoming coal. Yes the air quality regs have shut down a lot of coal plants and from 2015 to 2025 half of what is in existence now will be shut down.

The other coal producing regions will continue to run right up to the end but we are out of the game. Coal contracts are based on the price per ton and we can't mine it for as low as the other regions will drive the price.

Eastern Coal Fields will be the first to die, Obama, Mitch or Rand Paul don't set the price of coal, long term or spot market. The corporate coal corporations will go under first, such as James River Coal. The smaller independents will last longer if you want to stay employed longer. They are more efficient, less top heavy, and can react quickly to market fluctuations. Most are run by Seasoned miners and operators that know how to mine coal as cheap as it can be mined given the rising cost of supplies and equipment.

But make no mistake about it, when Obama is gone the situation will be the same, EPA is not going away nor the United Nations Kyota Accords. The last Government auction for prime coal leases out West garnered no bidders. Scared money, only a fool invests in coal under current conditions. So let the politicians blow smoke up your butt and make you feel better, if we only get rid of Obama and the Democrats things will be great for the coal industry and a big rainbow will appear over Eastern Ky.

An all out campaign to get non coal jobs in here while we still have a little coal severance coming in here. The coal industry will raise or fall on it's own, local politicians can't effect that but they can set the conditions to promote non coal job growth.

Get your head out of the coal bucket and smell the coffee, coal is over!
Hairy Reed

Pikeville, KY

#54 Oct 27, 2013
sandy1 wrote:
<quoted text>
Because the Senate is controlled by a nazi.
The senate is controlled by majority leader Harry Reid, Obama's right hand man, and his congresswoman minority house leader Nancy Pelosi. Is this whom you were referring to? You are right Harry & Nancy are the most close description to Nazi' than anyone in the legislature. Joe biden was once Obamas confidant but he has dementia and is not allowed to speak in front of audiences because of his gaffs. Everything that we country folk believe in the peole named above are against.
Obama told everyone the day before he got elected the first time around that he was going to sanction the coal Operators out of business via the EPA AND MSHA AND THE TREEHUGGERS. THANK YOU
sandy1

New City, NY

#55 Oct 27, 2013
Hairy Reed wrote:
<quoted text> The senate is controlled by majority leader Harry Reid, Obama's right hand man, and his congresswoman minority house leader Nancy Pelosi. Is this whom you were referring to? You are right Harry & Nancy are the most close description to Nazi' than anyone in the legislature. Joe biden was once Obamas confidant but he has dementia and is not allowed to speak in front of audiences because of his gaffs. Everything that we country folk believe in the peole named above are against.
Obama told everyone the day before he got elected the first time around that he was going to sanction the coal Operators out of business via the EPA AND MSHA AND THE TREEHUGGERS. THANK YOU
Yes,Harry and Nancy aka Mr.and Ms.Nazi were the ones I was referring to. As for Biden, I agree they need to keep him locked away. Obama is deliberately destroying this country anyway he can, you are right when you say via the EPA,etc. Obamacare is another way to help his agenda along of course the two nazi's were at the helm when this monstrosity was created. It makes me sick to see how many people have been hurt because of the dictator in chief and his henchmen.
BigObama

Williamson, WV

#56 Oct 27, 2013
Retired SOF wrote:
<quoted text>
Not much they can do. Obama is using the EPA the same way he used the IRS. Why isn't he not being impeached?
Exactly right!!Obama does not give a damn about any law. He won't even pay attention to Obamacare as passed, he adds and deletes from law to suit his Left Wing Radicals. First President since Nixon that is above the law. Damnest thing in earth.
Barry Killed it

Clay City, KY

#57 Oct 27, 2013
Ok, so the Dark Kenyan Muslim Half Breed killed the coal business! Are you going to Piss and Moan about it for the next 20 years or are we going to try to get some non coal jobs in here.
sandy1

New City, NY

#58 Oct 27, 2013
Barry Killed it wrote:
Ok, so the Dark Kenyan Muslim Half Breed killed the coal business! Are you going to Piss and Moan about it for the next 20 years or are we going to try to get some non coal jobs in here.
I did mention obamacare, which is a huge non coal job killer.
Laughing

Betsy Layne, KY

#59 Oct 27, 2013
Most of the people commenting on this thread does not have a clue what they are talking about. Coal companies have seen this coming for a long time. Why do you think they have been investing in gas for years! The large companies are not going broke. They are sitting on major assets. Also, Mitch just took a major contribution from a major gas and oil company.Does that sound to you like her cares about coal? The fact is there is no demand for coal in the East. The West has no problem mining coal. The best thing for most people to do is get an education or trade, move their family and start over somewhere else.
Dickweed

Santa Rosa Beach, FL

#62 Oct 28, 2013
How exactly did Obama make Coal mining jobs disappear?
And who misses their coal mining job?
You right wing moonbats will get riled up about anything
Who killed the coal powered car ?
Fox News Is A Joke

Pikeville, KY

#64 Oct 29, 2013
BigObama wrote:
<quoted text>Exactly right!!Obama does not give a damn about any law. He won't even pay attention to Obamacare as passed, he adds and deletes from law to suit his Left Wing Radicals. First President since Nixon that is above the law. Damnest thing in earth.
So he is in Earth?

Lmfao
Fox News Is A Joke

Pikeville, KY

#65 Oct 29, 2013
sandy1 wrote:
<quoted text>
I did mention obamacare, which is a huge non coal job killer.
Get you a Fast Foid job Stupid.

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