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.

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Rich Obama supporters start realize that he’s talking about *them*.

Avoid schadenfreude.

Look, I understand the temptation to mock. I really do.

Barack Obama’s rich supporters fear his tax plans show he’s a class warrior

Wealthy Wall Street financiers and other business figures provided crucial support for Mr Obama during the election, backing him over the Republican candidate John McCain as the right leader to rescue the collapsing US economy.

But it is now dawning on many among them that Mr Obama was serious about his campaign trail promises to bring root and branch reform to corporate America – and that they were more than just election rhetoric.

A top Obama fundraiser and hedge fund manager said: “I’m appalled at the anti-Wall Street rhetoric. It was OK on the campaign but now it’s the real world. I’m surprised that Obama is turning out to be so left-wing. He’s a real class warrior.”

It’s a powerful temptation; worse and worse, it’s a justified one. You knew and I knew that this was going to happen. You knew and I knew that the upper classes were going to be subject to the Democrats’ faux-populism soon enough. You knew and I knew that they were going to raise tax rates on the wealthy, and never mind that it won’t actually work. And you knew and I knew that when Rahm Emanuel informed the world that you never let a good crisis go to waste, he meant it.  So, it seems almost a duty to mock the people who are just now coming to the realization that they’re not only going to get beaten with clubs; they’re going to get beaten with the clubs that they themselves have paid for. Continue reading Rich Obama supporters start realize that he’s talking about *them*.

I think that Bill Whittle is being a little apocalyptic, here.

I don’t debate the sentiment: dependency on others is a strongly addictive mental and moral habit, and one that isn’t all that easy to shake. And it does do weird, and not very good things, to your head. So watching people like Joel Berg demand that they be allowed to take from the Rich what’s not being freely offered by them is indeed disturbing. Especially since it’s clear that Berg doesn’t actually recognize the right of a person to have the final say over his or her own labor.  All that being said, I think that we’re not yet at the point where we have to have the Rich leave before the rest of the population gets it through their heads that redistributing the wealth doesn’t actually, you know, work.

Nope.  I think that an election cycle or two where Rich people start voting their class interests will actually do the job nicely.  Let’s see how pumped the Democrats are about taking away people’s money when the funding dries up…

(H/T: Instapundit)

Crossposted to RedState.