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Researcher

Killeen, TX

#23 Nov 16, 2012
3OHA wrote:
The time has come to teach the takers, cheaters, liars and thieves a lesson. Let them see whether they can print money enough to feed themselves. Let the conservatives embrace the revolution of the old Left: Drop out.
It's now time for the shakers and movers in our nation to allow the thieves to eat their lunacy for breakfast.
You gotta be kidding. Look it up. The states that vote Republican ATRE THE VERY ONES THAT TAKE THE MOST FEDERAL MONEY.

Blue states subsidize the red states.

"It turns out the answer to avoiding the fiscal was right under our noses. We donít need partisan negotiations. If the tax dollar mooching red states want to leave, we should let them.

"Republicans are trying to play hardball over the fiscal cliff, but angry Romney supporters have given President Obama a trump card to play.

"If Obama would let the top petitioning red states leave the union, the fiscal cliff would be avoided."

http://www.politicususa.com/screw-negotiation...
yea

Fairmont, WV

#24 Nov 16, 2012
Researcher wrote:
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You gotta be kidding. Look it up. The states that vote Republican ATRE THE VERY ONES THAT TAKE THE MOST FEDERAL MONEY.
Blue states subsidize the red states.
"It turns out the answer to avoiding the fiscal was right under our noses. We donít need partisan negotiations. If the tax dollar mooching red states want to leave, we should let them.
"Republicans are trying to play hardball over the fiscal cliff, but angry Romney supporters have given President Obama a trump card to play.
"If Obama would let the top petitioning red states leave the union, the fiscal cliff would be avoided."
http://www.politicususa.com/screw-negotiation...
We need to just ignore these losers. Why are we giving what the say any thought? Obama won. He has political capital and he is going to hopefully stick to his guns. These people will be a bad memory in 20 years. Let them be in their little hateful bubbles. It's sad for them, but good for the country.

“Liberal is not a dirty word”

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#26 Nov 16, 2012
Three, now four, liberals in a row. I have never been so proud of you Mannington!
George Carlin

Fairmont, WV

#27 Nov 22, 2012
chickenwing

Fairmont, WV

#28 Nov 22, 2012
for the uninformed that think they know it all........

Politicians love to rant about the Obama administration's "war on coal."
What they mean is that the Environmental Protection Agency, the Office of Surface Mining and other federal agencies are, for the first time in years, being better cops. They are enforcing environmental-protection laws, and they are trying to make state regulators enforce them, too.
Consider this recent example, at a joint meeting of the General Assembly's Natural Resources and the Environment committee on Aug. 2.
The issue at hand was OSM's demand that Kentucky follow the 1977 federal surface-mining law and require mining companies to post adequate reclamation bonds. If a company cleans up mined land as required by law, its bond is refunded. If it goes broke before the work is done, the bond is supposed to pay for cleanup.
The federal government has for years urged Kentucky to require higher bonds because in many of the 15 to 25 bond forfeiture cases each year there is too little money to do the work.
The Herald-Leader's John Cheves reported that in an average year, the state Division of Abandoned Mine Lands faces more than $4 million in unfunded reclamation costs because bonds are too small. Land is left scarred, and neighbors' property values are diminished.
The Beshear administration says that requiring adequate bonds would be "impractical and unaffordable" for many coal companies. The state Energy and Environment Cabinet has proposed raising bond requirements and creating a pool financed by fees on coal operations to help pay costs when an individual company's reclamation bond falls short.
That seems like a reasonable solution, but you can bet it won't happen unless federal regulators keep up the pressure. Most of us would find it reasonable to require an industry to clean up after itself. But to coal-industry apologists, it's war.
"There is an assault on Kentucky, and really our way of life," Rep. Jim Gooch, D-Providence, complained at the Aug. 2 meeting.
"I don't want to roll over dead and play stoolie in front of the federal government, either," said Rep. Keith Hall, D-Phelps, "because I believe in states' rights."
Despite earning their livings from coal-related businesses, Gooch and Hall are the chairman and vice chairman, respectively, of the Natural Resources and the Environment committee. No conflicts of interest there.
Federal regulators are not waging a "war" on coal. They are enforcing laws designed to limit pollution, sickness and premature death, which study after study have attributed to irresponsible coal mining and burning.
In the short term, the coal industry will find plenty of allies in this phony "war on coal." Kentucky miners are desperate for jobs, and other businesses like having electricity that has always been artificially cheap because the full cost of producing it hasn't been taken into account.
Western coal, cheap natural gas, renewable energy technology and the reality of climate change cannot be ignored. If Kentucky's coal industry wants a future, it must clean up its act and find ways to reduce the health and environmental damage of its product.
The coal industry faces inevitable change, the kind of seismic economic shift that Kentucky slaveholders and tobacco growers once faced. Continuing to blame the environmental cops whose lights are now in the rear-view mirror is a strategy for losers.

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