Clinton and Sanders Say They Will Destroy What’s Left of Coal Industry

West Virginia’s Democratic Leadership now openly supporting an anti-coal agenda0011

LOGAN – United Citizens for Coal President Roger Horton today issued the following statement about recent comments by Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders and the state’s new Democratic Party leadership.
“Eight years ago, Barack Obama made his intentions regarding the nation’s coal industry clear when he said he would ‘bankrupt’ anyone building a new coal-fired power plant. At a town hall meeting in coal-producing Ohio yesterday, Hillary Clinton doubled down on Obama’s policies, declaring outright that she was ‘going to put a bunch of coal miners and coal companies out of business.’
“Most Americans failed to hear Obama’s words, but it appears the destruction of the nation’s coal industry is the one promise Obama appears determined to keep. Clinton has now climbed on board with her promise to finish the job and make no mistake about it, despite her attempt to hide her intent behind empty promises of ‘job retraining’ and ‘help,’ we hear her words loud and clear.
“Now Clinton isn’t alone in riding the anti-coal bandwagon. Her Democratic opponent Bernie Sanders has been equally clear in his intent to end the use of coal. In fact, Sanders basically wants to do away with most heavy industry. Just a few days ago, he said he wants to take trucks off the nation’s roads.
“And if you think West Virginia’s Democratic leadership is different, think again. Today’s West Virginia Democratic leaders are not like they have been for generations. These Democrats don’t like coal. They don’t like business and they don’t share the values most West Virginians hold dear. They support the Obama/Clinton/Sanders agenda.
“I have been a Democrat for my entire adult life, but I look around and I don’t see MY Democratic Party. My Democrats support the working men and women of this country. My Democrats are God-fearing, patriotic Americans who treasure the freedoms this country has provided. When I look at today’s Democratic leadership I see something I can’t and won’t support.”

10 thoughts on “Clinton and Sanders Say They Will Destroy What’s Left of Coal Industry

  1. Gene Mall March 15, 2016 / 10:26 pm

    Amen and I am in the oil business and the Democrats running for president is trying to put us out of business. Can’t they see that you all aren’t the only ones to suffer. The railroads, the truckers, the sawmills who cuts railroad ties for the trains to run on. These lost jobs are high paying and look at all the taxes that are being paid. What the democrats want is $15.00 an hour hamburger flippers. I guess we can run on the gas the greasy meat creates.

  2. Debby King March 16, 2016 / 12:02 am

    I wholeheartedly agree with your statements and also have to add that our GOP friends aren’t doing our state much good either. It seems to me that both parties are looking to do what they can to destroy our unions and the moral of our workers. WHO in their right mind, other than those looking to help BIG BUSINESS, would pass Right to Work legislation and do away with the Prevailing wage?!?
    Clinton, with all her foreign dealings and Sanders with his ‘free everything’ will destroy us in a New York minute….People better study hard on the issues most important to them and our nation….and pray very hard that God will save us because surely the politics in this country never will….
    My two cents….

  3. Bill Conley March 16, 2016 / 1:04 am

    Idiot Cecil Roberts endorsed Obama, even after, he said he would kill the coal industry! Now Roberts will probably endorse Clinton, so she can put the nail in the coffin!

  4. Bertie m Moore March 16, 2016 / 8:06 pm

    That’s the reason I’ve changed my registration after 54 yrs of voting democrat,,,,,,,, my party has let me down and our way of life!!!!,

    • Dale Cummings March 18, 2016 / 12:54 am

      Yes they have and it’s time to change the republican party to represent the working class !

  5. Ron March 17, 2016 / 1:58 am

    Where do people get these facts. Do you think that Hillary would say anything about coal mines and putting them out of business during an election year! Hell no! Does she support the Coal Industry? I am not sure but would like to ask her the question!

    • T.L. March 17, 2016 / 2:23 am

      You might want to watch the video.

  6. George Ferrell March 17, 2016 / 2:07 am

    AMEN Roger!!! We agree on this one old friend!!!

  7. Shirley Moran March 21, 2016 / 9:48 pm Wake up turn state red. Kick her out. And do not let her in This woman is plain evil Blood on her hands. She does not care if you live or die. Or starve.

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