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Coal company announces layoffs in response to Obama win
cnn money ^ | 11/9/2012 | By James O'Toole

Posted on 11/09/2012 4:13:08 PM PST by tobyhill

A coal company headed by a prominent Mitt Romney donor has laid off more than 160 workers in response to President Obama's election victory.

Murray Energy said Friday that it had been "forced" to make the layoffs in response to the bleak prospects for the coal industry during Obama's second term. In a prayer circulated by the company, CEO Robert Murray said Americans had voted "in favor of redistribution, national weakness and reduced standard of living and lower and lower levels of personal freedom."

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bhoenergy; coal; layoffs

1 posted on 11/09/2012 4:13:10 PM PST by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

Here it comes, just like this economist warned.

http://confoundedinterest.wordpress.com/2012/11/08/vampires-werewolves-and-the-post-election-market-reaction/


2 posted on 11/09/2012 4:14:58 PM PST by whitedog57
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To: tobyhill

Coal Companies aren’t the only ones laying off.

The Stock Market is tanking.

Americans who voted for Obama don’t give a damn, half of them had no intention of working anyway, as long as the unemployment and welfare checks roll in, and they got free phones.


3 posted on 11/09/2012 4:17:31 PM PST by Venturer
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To: tobyhill

Plenty of shale oil jobs available. I suggest the coal workers get off their asses and head for fracking territory.


4 posted on 11/09/2012 4:24:52 PM PST by Wolfie
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To: tobyhill

HOORAY Murray Energy! Prepare. Persevere.


5 posted on 11/09/2012 4:29:19 PM PST by PGalt
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To: Wolfie

>>I suggest the coal workers get off their asses and head for fracking territory.

Are you joking?? Get off their asses? They were coal miners until their asshole boss decided to throw a temper tantrum and move them from employed to unemployed.


6 posted on 11/09/2012 4:30:09 PM PST by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: tobyhill
War on coal.

I figured Ohioans would hear about it and vote to keep their electricity prices from "skyrocketing" (Obama 2008). Natural gas users should not get complacent because Obama wants to tax and curtail that too. Anyway when I looked up the war on coal and mostly the media ignored it except to say 1) there's no war on coal and 2) coal is bad and dirty and needs to be phased out.

7 posted on 11/09/2012 4:30:44 PM PST by palmer (Jim, please bill me 50 cents for this completely useless post)
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To: palmer
My daughter — seventh grader — told me yesterday that her friends were talking about the election at lunch. All were "Democrats." They went around the table asking.

When they came to my daughter, she said she was a "Republican."

This caused her "friends" to start sort of mildly ragging on her. Nothing serious. One of them said to her "so you're for fracking." I asked her "what's fracking" and she shrugged and said "I don't know."

8 posted on 11/09/2012 4:36:00 PM PST by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: tobyhill

The comments on this article are unbelievable


9 posted on 11/09/2012 4:40:44 PM PST by Personal Responsibility (In times of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act - Orwell)
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To: tobyhill

Hopefully, the miners that voted for Obama can find a job at Mikey D’s. sarc.


10 posted on 11/09/2012 4:43:32 PM PST by KeyLargo
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To: Personal Responsibility

F the coal miners. They reap what they sow with their voting for Obama.


11 posted on 11/09/2012 4:44:59 PM PST by KeyLargo
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To: tobyhill

They probably have a plan for all the companies making layoffs, perhaps a 5-Year Plan. Centralisation, curtailment of freedom (those which remain). Sound familiar?


12 posted on 11/09/2012 4:52:09 PM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Wolfie
Plenty of shale oil jobs available. I suggest the coal workers get off their asses and head for fracking territory.

Except that the Obama administration now has fracking squarely within their sights...and, even as we speak, are preparing regulations that will make it economically impossible.

Those jobs aren't ever going to happen. Not after the election last Tuesday.

13 posted on 11/09/2012 4:56:25 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA; Ignorance on parade.)
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To: Personal Responsibility
The comments on this article are unbelievable

Yep, reading them I feel like I'm in the middle of an Ayn Rand novel.
How long until the Directive outlawing layoffs?

14 posted on 11/09/2012 5:10:53 PM PST by kanawa
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To: tobyhill

LOL. Best comment was from a Chris Clark who was already in the “It’s not Obama’s fault mode”. The CNN article is now actually blaming Nixon.


15 posted on 11/09/2012 5:11:54 PM PST by Tench_Coxe
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To: tobyhill

LOL. Best comment was from a Chris Clark who was already in the “It’s not Obama’s fault mode”. The CNN article is now actually blaming Nixon.


16 posted on 11/09/2012 5:12:07 PM PST by Tench_Coxe
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To: kanawa

The scary part is that you can see where the people commenting on that article would probably agree with a Directive 10-289!


17 posted on 11/09/2012 5:32:50 PM PST by Personal Responsibility (In times of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act - Orwell)
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To: Wolfie

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2957771/posts


18 posted on 11/09/2012 5:41:05 PM PST by Rusty0604
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To: Personal Responsibility

http://twitchy.com/2012/11/09/despicable-libs-claim-layoff-bomb-is-revenge-by-un-american-business-owners/


19 posted on 11/09/2012 5:43:06 PM PST by Rusty0604
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To: Bryanw92

It’s not a temper tantrum; it’s a shrug.


20 posted on 11/09/2012 5:47:03 PM PST by Freedom_Fighter_2001
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To: Freedom_Fighter_2001

>>It’s not a temper tantrum; it’s a shrug.

Then conservatism is dead. Those 160 employees and their wives have 320 times the voting power of that mine owner. Those people may never trust the rich again.

The rich can shrug and help Obama destroy this country, but people will remember who fed them during their unemployment. Why do you think the people alive during the Great Depression practically worshipped FDR for the rest of their lives? This mine owner and other shruggers are going to make Obama into the next FDR.


21 posted on 11/09/2012 5:55:23 PM PST by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Personal Responsibility
The comments on this article are unbelievable

There is going to be a lot of blood spilled in the upcoming revolution. These people will be shedding the most.

22 posted on 11/09/2012 6:10:03 PM PST by Right Brother
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To: Wolfie

How long do you think it will be before the Feds and their environmentalist buddies put a clamp on production up in North Dakota?


23 posted on 11/09/2012 6:14:29 PM PST by dowcaet
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To: Rusty0604

From one of the comments:


GenVG @GenVG1

Can anything be done about these employers firing people because Obama won?


Directive 10-289, anyone?


24 posted on 11/09/2012 6:19:29 PM PST by Personal Responsibility (In times of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act - Orwell)
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To: tobyhill
Shut down every privately owned coal company in America! Shut down every private business in America! Bring big government to its knees, stop playing defensive and go on the offense!

union employees had no trouble going on strike when they want higher wages, by God, shut down private businesses now! Stop feeding the beast, then and only then will the American people realize government can't give them every thing they want without first taking it from hard working Americans!

The coal industry is being targeted by the government, shut it down and shut down all power stations! Let the liberals form blowing parties to blow on some wind mills for their power! give them what they have demanded, bigger government, does not mean you have to participate in this nightmare!

SHUT THE HELL DOWN It will be about ten second before the government mouthpieces show up to negotiate a settlement with you!

25 posted on 11/09/2012 6:19:44 PM PST by paratrooper82 (We have been deserted by this WH and left to fend for ourselves in Afghanistan! Both hands tied!)
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To: Steely Tom
This caused her "friends" to start sort of mildly ragging on her. Nothing serious. One of them said to her "so you're for fracking." I asked her "what's fracking" and she shrugged and said "I don't know."

Under Obama, we're all fracked.

26 posted on 11/09/2012 8:41:28 PM PST by Flick Lives
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If there is a genuine business reason for layoffs, they are lamentable but understandable. But hurting innocent people simply because you are a “sore loser” is unworthy and despicable. I am as upset by Obama’s win as anyone. But we need to resist intelligently and humanely.
27 posted on 11/09/2012 9:28:37 PM PST by Godwin1
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To: Godwin1

Perhaps they are laying off because they know Obama’s policies will make it unfeasible to keep so many employees.


28 posted on 11/09/2012 9:29:47 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Steely Tom

Evidently none of those kids are working to help pay their family’s energy bills or sent out to scavenge sticks for firewood. Not yet anyway. Ironically it will be much healthier for them than sitting watching TV or playing video games.


29 posted on 11/10/2012 3:17:41 AM PST by palmer (Jim, please bill me 50 cents for this completely useless post)
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To: Wolfie
Plenty of shale oil jobs available. I suggest the coal workers get off their asses and head for fracking territory.

Two things wrong with your post. Coal mining is not a lazy man's job - they could teach most of us a bit about getting off our asses. The gov't just announced it's starting to shut down areas that were designated for shale oil.

30 posted on 11/10/2012 4:32:59 AM PST by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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To: trebb

I just googled “shale oil jobs” and got pages of hits. Time for these guys to grab the bootstraps.


31 posted on 11/10/2012 4:48:15 AM PST by Wolfie
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To: Wolfie
I just googled “shale oil jobs” and got pages of hits. Time for these guys to grab the bootstraps.

As many of them will likely do - the $h-- has just hit the fan and is still spraying. Give them time to do what they can before denigrating them. It's a pain-in-the-ass, life-changing experience to find yourself out of a job that you worked hard at, and then have to uproot yourself and your family in order to try to reengage. Many may have to go into (or further into) debt to make a move that may or may not pan out. I guess it's always easier to coach from the couch when one is not on the field getting one's butt kicked.

32 posted on 11/10/2012 6:44:50 AM PST by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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To: trebb

At the very least, it’s nice to see some concern for the unemployed around here. It’s been in short supply lately.
Hopefully it’s not just a case of convenient politics.


33 posted on 11/10/2012 9:58:54 AM PST by Wolfie
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