The UMWA discovers that supporting Democrats got them two things.

Jack, and… well, this is a family website.

Some labor unions, groups generally considered loyally Democratic, rebelled on Monday after the EPA released its new regulations, which studies have suggested will carry hefty economic costs.

United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) president Cecil Roberts blasted the proposal, saying it would leave tens of thousands of the union’s members unemployed.

“The proposed rule … will lead to long-term and irreversible job losses for thousands of coal miners, electrical workers, utility workers, boilermakers, railroad workers and others without achieving any significant reduction of global greenhouse gas emissions,” Roberts said in a statement.

According to a UMWA analysis, Roberts said, the rule will cause 75,000 job losses in the coal sector by 2020, rising to 152,000 by 2035.

And? The government will happily put the unemployed workers on welfare. As long as they keep voting Democratic, of course. If not, well: it’s all about what you can do for the Democratic party, and not the other way around. And ‘cutting checks’ only counts if your faction is the one cutting the largest checks.

Via Hot Air.

Moe Lane

PS: Next time – assuming that the Democrats leave anything left of the coal industry by the time that actual grown-ups are running the country again – I suggest that the UMWA start voting and supporting their freaking class interests.  Because they ain’t supporting them now.

5 thoughts on “The UMWA discovers that supporting Democrats got them two things.”

  1. Seriously, UMWA? You didn’t believe Obama when he was campaigning about how he was going to destroy the coal industry? Are you just not that observant or are you that zealously Democrat?

      1. Indeed. They bought the tabula-rasa-Obama scam the first time ’round, and the second time they were good little foot soldiers.
        There’s a *reason* why “just following orders” isn’t a valid defense, eh?

  2. ‘…for in the green dark future there can be only unemployment. There is no work among the populations, only an eternity of looking and not finding, and the laughter of the environmentalists.’
    The difference between Khorne and your standard green is that Khorne is more honest about harvesting blood and human misery, and that a green can be killed by a guy in a t-shirt with a flashlight. Or maybe it is just that my current emotional state, I feel reading ‘future’ here as ‘present’ is only mild hyperbole.

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