Obama Makes Good on Promise to Bankrupt the Coal Industry



Is Barack Obama’s goal to infantilize the coal workers in America? The ones that pride themselves on hard work and providing the fuel to power our power plants across America?


From Breitbart/Big Government

Obama Makes Good on Promise to Bankrupt the Coal Industry

By Awr Hawkins

July 30, 2012

In January 2008, when Barack Obama was trying to put some distance between himself and other Democrats seeking the party’s nomination, he touted his green policies. In particular, he talked about his intentions to put regulations in place that would shut down coal plants around the country.

Speaking in San Francisco, candidate Obama said: “If somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can, it’s just that it will bankrupt them.”

Enter 2012, and a record number of coal-fired generators are set to be shut down. As the Daily Caller reported, because of the “stiff federal environmental regulations” the Obama administration has put in place, 175 generators are scheduled to be phased out. That represents “8.5 percent of the total coal-fired capacity in the United States.”

Of these 175 generators, 57 are scheduled to be taken offline in 2012.

In other words, the “cost of compliance” with Obama-era regulations is simply too high, thus coal-fired plant owners find themselves right where Obama said they would were he elected. Now they can either shut the generators down or keep them online and inch ever closer to bankruptcy.

How’s that for “hope and change”?




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Utopian Slavery Through Infantalizing via Progressivism/Socialism. Obama and the Progressives Know Exactly what They are Doing to Americans.


 [I]n allowing the federal government to direct our hard-earned income to insurance companies or anywhere else, we are effectively left with an “allowance” that we can use as our parents in Washington see fit.

He explained:

“When the government begins to act as parent to its citizens as children, and says ‘we are going to earmark your after-tax dollars…you must spend it on certain things,’ that [literally means] that you don’t know whether any of your money is really yours because today it could be health care, tomorrow it could be a hybrid vehicle that you are penalized financially for not buying.

“It takes control of your behavior in the way that a parent would of a child, and it diminishes us in terms of our autonomy and our ability to achieve things, even for liberty, on the world stage.”

It makes Americans believe that they are weak, he continued, and it absolutely infantilizes the country:

“Listen, even adolescents or younger kids [dream] of the day when they’re in charge of their own money.  Why?  Because we know that money has that significance, it means independence, it means that you’re in charge of your destiny, kids dream of this.

“To treat the American public as though they are preadolescent slingshots them back that way psychologically, so that they say to themselves: ‘my decision-making capacity isn’t so good.  After all, if I don’t do what they tell me, I’m going to be fined for it, and it seems that we voted this in…’”

He concluded: “What it does is it deposits us back as children when economically, more than ever, we need to be adult.”


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West Virginia:

EPA stunner: Pulls Permit for Major, Already-in-Use Coal Mine in WVA



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Arch Coal laying off 750 workers in Appalachia



From WCNC: CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Occupy Charlotte protesters converged on uptown Charlotte Thursday afternoon.

Protesters dumped 500 pounds of coal in front of Bank of America headquarters in protest of what they called the bank’s commitment to fund coal.

The protest was peaceful, and when it was all over the group cleaned up the coal.



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Obama using cheap labor (prisoners) to build solar panels to send profits to Obama donor and Chicago friends.  Remember this name……EXELON:

Green Energy GULAG. Prisoners Producing Solar Panels Sold for Installation by Major OBAMA Donors on Federal Buildings. The Ayers and David Axelrod Connections to Exelon.



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“A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship.”

Alexis de Tocqueville



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