Posted by: maboulette | April 25, 2017

Promises to Coal Miners That Can’t Be Kept


coal mining

Last month, I wrote an article saying the very same thing – no one can bring coal back!  Trump knows it too – he just wanted all their votes.

NEW YORK CITY MAYOR

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Monday that despite President Trump’s oratory, he would not be able to revive the country’s diminishing coal mining industry.

BRING BACK JOBS

“In all fairness, he is not going to be able to bring back those jobs,” the billionaire media mogul told Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric. “There is nothing that is going to stop the decline in the number of people that work in coal because the use of coal is going down given its problems and cheaper alternatives.”

STILL PROMISES

But Trump has gone out of his way to promise exactly that. Throughout the campaign, Trump repeatedly vowed to bring mining jobs back to Appalachia, and he did not back off that claim after taking office.

MINERS TREATED HORRIBLY

“Our coal miners have been treated horribly, and we are going to turn that around — and we are going to turn it around quickly,” Trump declared in February.

LAST MONTH

Flanked by coal miners last month, Trump signed an executive order to start the process of ripping to pieces former President Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan and promised to reverse the fortunes of coal mining throughout Appalachia.

BLOOMBERG

But Bloomberg told Couric that nothing could be done to revive coal because it’s rife with health and environmental problems and there are cheaper alternatives. And Trump knows this, Bloomberg said.

“It’s a little bit disingenuous to say, ‘I’m going to bring the jobs back’ when you know full well you can’t,” he said.

COAL MINERS

The former mayor associated Trump’s appeal to coal miners with promising to bring back jobs to buggy whip manufacturers or people who worked for Eastman Kodak, which was upended by cellphone cameras and other digital photography.

GOES ON TO SAY

He said the U.S. should look out for people who lose their jobs because of technological progress, whether it’s miners or employees at retail stores that had to close because of Amazon. But he said the U.S. should not create problems just to give people jobs.

“That’s like saying, ‘We’ve got a lot of veterans we got to take care of.’ That doesn’t mean we should start a war to give them something to do. We have to figure out how to help our vets, but you don’t want to do things that hurt lots of people just to give people jobs. If the jobs disappear, let’s help the people.”

CARL POPE

Bloomberg and Carl Pope, an environmentalist and the former executive director of the Sierra Club, sat down with Couric to discuss their new book, “Climate of Hope.” They say their message isn’t so much about what will happen to the planet hundreds of years from now as it is about what businesses, cities and people can do now to be healthier and more prosperous.

MARCH FOR SCIENCE

In response to last weekend’s March for Science on Earth Day, Trump argued that economic growth enhances environmental protection,” adding, “Jobs matter!”

PART OF PROBLEM

Part of this problem is happening because unemployed coal miners don’t want to go back to school to be retrained for coal jobs using new technology.

TRUMP AND THE TRUTH

It is at the point where Trump can’t be believed on anything he says – including working with the Russians to swing the election to him.  This man was not elected our President and it is time that Congress does something about it.

 

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