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Utah company blames President Obama for 102 workers laid off
KSL.COM ^ | 11/8/2012 | Geoff Liesik

Posted on 11/09/2012 5:16:23 AM PST by BushyPark

EAST CARBON, Carbon County — A Utah coal company owned by a vocal critic of President Barack Obama has laid off 102 miners.

The layoffs at the West Ridge Mine are effective immediately, according to UtahAmerican Energy Inc., a subsidiary of Murray Energy Corp. They were announced in a short statement made public Thursday, two days after Obama won re-election.

The layoffs are necessary because of the president's "war on coal," the statement said. The slogan is one used frequently during the election by Murray Energy CEO Robert Murray, who was an ardent supporter of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

In its statement, UtahAmerican Energy blames the Obama administration for instituting policies that will close down "204 American coal-fired power plants by 2014" and for drastically reducing the market for coal.

(Excerpt) Read more at ksl.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: layoff; obamacoal

1 posted on 11/09/2012 5:16:31 AM PST by BushyPark
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To: BushyPark
Forward - By 2016, how much of the coal industry will be left? Will we start having rolling blackouts to adjust to the new Obama wind and unicorn poop power supplies?
2 posted on 11/09/2012 5:22:25 AM PST by Truth29
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To: BushyPark

As painful as the next four years will be, it is encouraging to see multiple companies publicly linking the election to consequences. This may what it takes to get some to wake up. Who knows, this could convert some libs into conservative monsters like we see immigrate from the former Soviet block.


3 posted on 11/09/2012 5:25:25 AM PST by 5thGenTexan
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To: Truth29

We’ll probably have, on a permanent basis, what they are having in the NE. Gas rationing, blackouts, obvious corruption. And all this time, idiots like Christie will be trying to hump 0’s leg.


4 posted on 11/09/2012 5:26:39 AM PST by ABQHispConservative
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To: All

check out

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5 posted on 11/09/2012 5:28:10 AM PST by CharlotteVRWC
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To: BushyPark
Utah company blames President Obama for 102 workers laid off

"But I thought this was about protecting lady parts and Big Bird!?!?!?!?"
6 posted on 11/09/2012 5:30:47 AM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: BushyPark
Delicious irony:

I haven't seen any news yet of layoffs at Chick-fil-A!

7 posted on 11/09/2012 5:34:40 AM PST by massmike (At least no one is wearing a "Ron Paul - 2016" tee shirt........yet!)
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To: BushyPark

And so it begins.

Thanks very much “takers.”

Soon there will be no money to take from the wage earners.


8 posted on 11/09/2012 5:40:54 AM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Truth29
I never thought it would happen, but, for the first time in 80 years every office representing Carbon County, Utah is held by a Republican.
9 posted on 11/09/2012 5:41:25 AM PST by BushyPark
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To: Truth29

Yes...I can’t wait until my electric bill becomes so high that I won’t be able to afford food.


10 posted on 11/09/2012 5:42:03 AM PST by woweeitsme
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To: BushyPark

How many of those laid off voted for Obama.


11 posted on 11/09/2012 5:49:57 AM PST by Venturer
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To: onyx

You know what, I think you hit upon a very good idea. It would be good if the term “takers” was used now in every day conversation on the blogs. That’s the only way to really describe Obama and his followers now.


12 posted on 11/09/2012 5:51:23 AM PST by ducttape45
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To: CharlotteVRWC

http://www.dailyjobcuts.com/

Very interesting site. Thanks for posting it!!!


13 posted on 11/09/2012 6:05:17 AM PST by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks!)
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To: BushyPark; Mrs. B.S. Roberts

I urge everyone to relax. Soon will come Directive 10-289 and the nationwide UNIFICATION BOARDS to protect and secure everyone’s jobs. I can hardly wait.
Time to start the re-read of Atlas.


14 posted on 11/09/2012 6:06:50 AM PST by CaptainAmiigaf (NY TIMES: "We print the news as it fits our views")
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To: Venturer
How many of those laid off voted for Obama.

I doubt very many.

15 posted on 11/09/2012 6:13:40 AM PST by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: BushyPark

Al Gore ought to be happy. Closing down all coal mines is what the tree huggers want. They should be the last to complain if less coal is going to be mined.


16 posted on 11/09/2012 6:16:31 AM PST by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: BushyPark

A lot more tahn just a few companies are doing layoffs, its all across America from coast to coast, from sea to shining see, in cities and in the heartland.

They will get mad now the takers, they will get Obama behind them with new anti-layoff laws, they will now have the FBI along with them and they will just take what they want and then auction it off.

The liberals just cannot see past the fog of their addictive daily misery to predict the course of their actions.

December 22th may actually be a true end of days prediction, perhaps the Mayans had seen that Obama was going to continue his destruction upon America?


17 posted on 11/09/2012 6:26:43 AM PST by Eye of Unk
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To: Venturer

It’s Utah. Probably not very many voted for Obama. Since it’s a red state, Obama couldn’t care less. But when this starts happening in the swing states, then we’re going to be staring down the barrel of another union bailout.


18 posted on 11/09/2012 6:31:08 AM PST by randita
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To: BushyPark

I believe we are going to see what would have happened to the U.S. if Jimmy Carter was reelected. THEY SHOULD HAVE WATCHED 2016!!


19 posted on 11/09/2012 6:31:43 AM PST by mulder1 ("The past is prologue.")
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To: Eye of Unk; All
..and some (very large international) manufacturing companies probably have already have sent notices "to de-invest interest &/
shares" in coal / gas / petrochemical companies; they maybe doing ok overseas..but in the (fmr. great) USA, its' a fire-sale.
20 posted on 11/09/2012 6:38:34 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (Anger a Conservative by telling a lie; Anger a Liberal by telling the truth. - RWR 8-)
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To: Eye of Unk; All
3M and Union Carbide; come to mind.

21 posted on 11/09/2012 6:44:02 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (Anger a Conservative by telling a lie; Anger a Liberal by telling the truth. - RWR 8-)
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To: ducttape45
It would be good if the term “takers” was used now in every day conversation on the blogs.

I like the term "parasites" better.

22 posted on 11/09/2012 7:02:05 AM PST by KevinB (A country that would elect Barack Obama president twice is no longer worth fighting for. RIP USA)
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To: BushyPark

I just can’t get HTML to cooperate. Could somebody cue a pic of Mr. Burns... I think he is VERY appropriate for this thread.

Good for the mine owner. I hope this happens everywhere. If
any of those miners voted R then I hope they get quickly re-employed. They should move to ND and get jobs in the
Bakken field. As for those voting D.... Twist in the wind.


23 posted on 11/09/2012 7:07:12 AM PST by NeverForgetBataan (I am become Barry... destroyer of wealth)
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To: Eye of Unk

“December 22th may actually be a true end of days prediction, perhaps the Mayans had seen that Obama was going to continue his destruction upon America?”
___________________________________________________________________________________________

That SHTF day will much more likely occur when Bibi turns
loose the dogs of war. And he just might do it soon.


24 posted on 11/09/2012 7:13:54 AM PST by NeverForgetBataan (I am become Barry... destroyer of wealth)
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To: KevinB

Democrat base => people unwilling to actually work for the stuff they want.

This needs to become the accepted attitude toward them.


25 posted on 11/09/2012 7:16:09 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: NeverForgetBataan

The big question mark is -

will the SHTF slowly, or like falling off a cliff?


26 posted on 11/09/2012 7:17:09 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: BushyPark

Wonder what will happen to our local 528 MW coal fired power plant! Many of my friends work there and there is talk of shutting it down.


27 posted on 11/09/2012 7:36:14 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (The parasites now outnumber the producers.)
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To: Truth29

blackouts will be part of the “New Normal”


28 posted on 11/09/2012 7:46:16 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: KevinB

makers vs takers

that was the name of a book, sounds prescient

now we can use the term:

master caste vs slave caste

If you work to support them, you are in the slave caste


29 posted on 11/09/2012 7:50:19 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: MrB

ever swam in a lake?

walk out and it gets a little deeper at a time and then... drop off.

slow curve before the big drop


30 posted on 11/09/2012 7:57:46 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

Same with the “event horizon” on a black hole.

We’re beyond being able to get out of this thing, but we’re still orbiting the rim.


31 posted on 11/09/2012 8:08:31 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: MrB

bump

exactly

it miht be unstoppable, but this bunch won’t even try


32 posted on 11/09/2012 8:09:42 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: 5thGenTexan

Ah, sorry the former soviet block people I work with all are very happy with the democrats/obama. Out of the 10 I know none looked unhappy on Tue/wed.


33 posted on 11/09/2012 9:20:11 AM PST by tickles
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To: Venturer

In Utah, not many, perhaps none.


34 posted on 11/09/2012 9:23:24 AM PST by Grig
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