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Obama declares a War on Coal
FoxNews.com ^ | 6/24/2013 | Phil Kerpen

Posted on 06/25/2013 10:56:12 AM PDT by RoosterRedux

So much for the denials. An administration that throughout its 2012 election campaign denied it was waging a War on Coal has now come out and publicly declared its intention to shut down coal-fired power plants – putting hundreds of thousands of Americans out of work and sending electricity prices skyrocketing.

This is not what the American people voted for.

Responding to a White House petition to end the War on Coal, the administration said: “The President has made clear that he understands that coal has played a critical role in our country’s energy portfolio for decades and will continue to be an important source of energy in the future.”

Sycophantic liberal media outlets (like The Nation and the Associated Press) went further, repeatedly claiming that the War on Coal was a myth. The Obama campaign even ran a TV ad in Ohio claiming that Mitt Romney would be bad for coal – and trotted out former Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland to deny there was a war on coal and echo the attacks on Romney.

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1 posted on 06/25/2013 10:56:12 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: RoosterRedux
Bottom line:
"A Heritage Foundation analysis found that implementing Obama’s proposed regulation on existing coal plants would destroy more than 500,000 jobs, slash the income of a typical family of four more than $1,400 a year, and increase electricity prices at least 20 percent."

2 posted on 06/25/2013 10:58:10 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (You can't eat Sharia)
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To: RoosterRedux
>>Obama declares a War on Coal<<

That should read, War on America.

3 posted on 06/25/2013 10:58:23 AM PDT by servantboy777
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To: RoosterRedux

Obama declared war on coal before he was ever elected. This isn’t news.


4 posted on 06/25/2013 10:59:05 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: servantboy777
War on America.

War on America...the Coal Front.

5 posted on 06/25/2013 10:59:22 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (You can't eat Sharia)
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To: RoosterRedux
Yes they did vote for this. He said it very clearly before the 2008 election.

6 posted on 06/25/2013 10:59:30 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: servantboy777

War on “energy usage by unapproved persons”.


7 posted on 06/25/2013 11:00:17 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: BitWielder1

Are coal miners unionized?

oh, the dilemma.


8 posted on 06/25/2013 11:00:55 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: RoosterRedux
"This is not what the American people voted for."

Knowing what we know now about the shut down of the Tea Party by the IRS, the DOJ gathering intelligence on conservative media by eavesdropping on Fox News, Holder suing Voter ID states, and various cover-ups of other events by team 0bama, the American people were denied a free and fair election.

9 posted on 06/25/2013 11:01:39 AM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: RoosterRedux
Zero is using the words “carbon pollution” for carbon dioxide...all while he speaks in his rolled up shirt sleeves and wipes his brow with his little hanky.

What a load of bull****.

10 posted on 06/25/2013 11:02:25 AM PDT by twister881
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To: RoosterRedux

Next up: A program to pay the utility bills of the lower and middle classes (now one and same), by taxing whoever is left.


11 posted on 06/25/2013 11:03:36 AM PDT by SaxxonWoods (....Let It Burn...)
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To: twister881
What a load of bull****.

The modern term, in case you're interested, twister881, is "bull obama," or "bullobama" if you're partial to WordGlue™.

12 posted on 06/25/2013 11:06:09 AM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: RoosterRedux

And 1/2 of idiot America (the liberal side) couldn’t figure this out through two elections.

Wait until the reality hits, if allowed.


13 posted on 06/25/2013 11:06:18 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: RoosterRedux

By inviting millions of undocumented immigrants to stay here, Obama’s enlarging our carbon footprint.


14 posted on 06/25/2013 11:06:37 AM PDT by syriacus (By inviting millions of undocumented immigrants to stay here, Obama's enlarging our carbon footprint)
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To: SaxxonWoods
Of course you nailed it. Utility prices will necessarily skyrocket so of course they will most certainly be an expansion of the the national program to pay for the energy costs for those who swear allegiance to Obama and Democrats and pledge their vote to them henceforth and forever more.
15 posted on 06/25/2013 11:07:03 AM PDT by Obadiah (Inside of every Liberal beats the heart of a fascist yearning to reveal their true nature.)
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To: RoosterRedux

I wonder if West Virgina voters are proud they sent Machin to the Senate to provide Zero with all the support necessary to destroy West Virgina.


16 posted on 06/25/2013 11:07:16 AM PDT by rod1 (CTLY)
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To: Obadiah

Yep, as I said, only those “approved” people will be able to use energy, paid for by the “unapproved”.


17 posted on 06/25/2013 11:07:43 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: RoosterRedux

~~~War on America...the Coal Front.~~~

Yes. Exactly.

There are multiple fronts in the destruction of everything American. This is just one of the battles.

He intends to overwhelm the whole system and bring it down.


18 posted on 06/25/2013 11:07:55 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: RoosterRedux

Is he taking his war to China? India? Brazil? any of the fastest developing nations, which are co incidentally the largest and dirtiest players?
For them it is simple economics, and for us too.

All he wants to do is insure America is not competitive.
By removing America from trade, he is jeopardizing the world.

That is the stuff global wars are made of.


19 posted on 06/25/2013 11:08:33 AM PDT by himno hero (hadnuff)
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To: RoosterRedux

Here’s to hoping that coal mops the floor with him.

Cheers!


20 posted on 06/25/2013 11:09:02 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: RoosterRedux

"Yes your Highness. Yes your Highness. Yes your Highness."

"Yes, I fully understand - You require that I take whatever
measures are necessary to drive demand for OPEC oil high
and to drive the production of America's coal and oil down."


21 posted on 06/25/2013 11:11:54 AM PDT by Iron Munro (From nobody to senator, to Conservative savior,)
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To: RoosterRedux

This clown is only into six months of his second term, and it is one fight with leftist extremism after another. It’s going to be an interesting 42 months ahead. Will America survive?


22 posted on 06/25/2013 11:12:11 AM PDT by pallis
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To: Standing Wolf
Thanks.

Now The Kenyan is strongly indicating he will not approve construction of the Keystone XL pipeline...on “carbon pollution” grounds. He's just giving another campaign speech...

Even if the full truth were known about this Marxist-Stalinist, including his “on the down low” behavior, it's sad the low information (read: stupid) voters would have elected him twice anyway.

23 posted on 06/25/2013 11:12:17 AM PDT by twister881
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To: RoosterRedux

“You Volt, Prius and Leaf owners can run your cars on your smug sense of self-satisfaction.
“May the odds be ever in your favor.”
Katniss Everdeen
District 12


24 posted on 06/25/2013 11:12:36 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: RoosterRedux

“Obama declares a War on Coal”

Again?


25 posted on 06/25/2013 11:14:06 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The test of every religious, political, or educational system is the man that it forms." H. Amiel)
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To: pallis
Will America survive?

It's a 50/50 shot. Just hope we're on the correct 50.

26 posted on 06/25/2013 11:14:32 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: RoosterRedux
Oh, the schadenfreude, when some Volt-driving hairy-underarmed lefty Obama lover is stuck at home because she can't charge her car's batteries. So she stays home, and picks up the remote to watch her MSNBC favorites Rachel and Chrissie. She presses power button, and nothing happens because the coal-fired powerplant down the road that powers her car and her flat screen has been shut down.

Oh, I just can't wait ...

27 posted on 06/25/2013 11:14:56 AM PDT by bassmaner (Hey commies: I am a white male, and I am guilty of NOTHING! Sell your 'white guilt' elsewhere.)
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To: RoosterRedux

There are a large group of people the hate American more then most can understand and destroying it is their only objective.

Government does not care what financial burden it places on taxpayers.


28 posted on 06/25/2013 11:18:25 AM PDT by edcoil (When given a choice, take both.)
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To: RoosterRedux
Another communist lied?

I'm shocked!


29 posted on 06/25/2013 11:19:55 AM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: bassmaner
She presses power button, and nothing happens because the coal-fired powerplant down the road that powers her car and her flat screen has been shut down.

You can rest assured she'll blame the power company.

And the Republicans.

30 posted on 06/25/2013 11:22:32 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (Cogito, ergo armatum sum.)
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To: RoosterRedux
You don't just pull the plug on coal without pulling the plug on the US economy:


31 posted on 06/25/2013 11:23:22 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: newfreep
He will give billions to his green friends who will send him big campaign checks...and they will build wind farms that will not produce the energy needed...and back up systems will be required..all costing trillions more....so electric bills go up.,..but yes... as said before there will be a new government program to pay for your energy bill if you can´t...and that will not include a tea party member...only the Democratic base will get those checks....he truly is taking over the country
32 posted on 06/25/2013 11:28:20 AM PDT by Youngman542012
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To: ilovesarah2012
Obama declared war on coal before he was ever elected. This isn’t news.

Let see now, how many states that are dependent on coal production voted for Obama?

33 posted on 06/25/2013 11:28:44 AM PDT by oldbrowser (We have a rogue government in Washington)
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To: oldbrowser
Let see now, how many states that are dependent on coal production voted for Obama?

The Darwin states.

34 posted on 06/25/2013 11:30:06 AM PDT by oldbrowser (We have a rogue government in Washington)
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To: pallis

No; not as we once knew it.

http://www.freerepublic.com/~carriagehill/


35 posted on 06/25/2013 11:33:06 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: RoosterRedux

My, my, my. Lets see, we can no longer use any fossil fuel (oil based, natural gas or coal), nuclear fuel (how would anyone like a Fukushima disaster in their back yard - all it would take is a little old 9.0 earthquake and related tsunami hitting the plant), hydraulic power destroys stream and river habitat, wind and solar power doesn’t work, and finally magic is unreliable even with Obama unicorns helping.

What we have got here is a real live conundrum. Obama will figure it out. Maybe, the destruction of our economy will lower demand to the point where four old ladies on stationary bikes will supply all our real needs.


36 posted on 06/25/2013 11:33:57 AM PDT by JimSEA
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To: twister881
"Carbon pollution"...tell that to all the pretty trees and plants and green stuff that eats carbon and farts oxygen! Sorry for the crudeness, but I've found the potty humor actually gets Generation.commers to pay attention.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

37 posted on 06/25/2013 11:37:17 AM PDT by wku man (Amnesty? No Way, Jose (No Se Puede!) by 10 Pound Test http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsTUQ8yOI2c)
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To: RoosterRedux

Well, at least shutting down American coal-fired generating stations will free up more coal for export to China.

(I’m being sardonic, not sarcastic.)


38 posted on 06/25/2013 11:38:36 AM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: MrB

Or what that be “U.S. persons”?


39 posted on 06/25/2013 11:44:37 AM PDT by DennisR (Look around - God gives countless, indisputable clues that He does, indeed, exist.)
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To: ilovesarah2012
Obama declared war on coal before he was ever elected. This isn’t news.

Yep. The only difference now is that he has the power to follow through.

5.56mm

40 posted on 06/25/2013 11:45:00 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: DennisR

Lighter than a paper bag = no energy for you.


41 posted on 06/25/2013 11:45:39 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: oldbrowser

He’s their messiah, so they do not care.


42 posted on 06/25/2013 11:45:44 AM PDT by DennisR (Look around - God gives countless, indisputable clues that He does, indeed, exist.)
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To: RoosterRedux

What we need is a war on Obama and his henchmen.


43 posted on 06/25/2013 11:45:50 AM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: JimSEA

On a side note, why do people call it “fossil fuel”?


44 posted on 06/25/2013 11:47:43 AM PDT by DennisR (Look around - God gives countless, indisputable clues that He does, indeed, exist.)
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To: MrB

No, most coal miners are unionized anymore. The UMWA is a shadow of its former self.


45 posted on 06/25/2013 11:47:59 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: RoosterRedux

And people in West Virginia have two RAT Senators. Because of their United Mine Workers mentality they vote for their own demise.


46 posted on 06/25/2013 11:48:37 AM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: Timber Rattler

**NOT unionized**


47 posted on 06/25/2013 11:49:04 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: MrB

Not a dilemma for Obama since most coal miners are white and don’t have degrees from leftist universities.


48 posted on 06/25/2013 11:51:06 AM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Putting the criminalization of coal into action IS news. There is no Congressional authority for such a move that has ever been presented to the Current Occupant of the White Hut. No plan of taxation, no embargos set for the extraction of coal from mining operations, and apparently, no viable alternatives.


49 posted on 06/25/2013 11:53:46 AM PDT by alloysteel (Unattended children will be given a Red Bull and a free Kazoo. Reminds me of Congress...)
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To: RoosterRedux

Obama’s ultimately plans to saddle us with expensive, inefficient sources of alternative energy, and then sell the cheap gas, coal and oil to developing countries. That would then turn us into a third world country. In his Kenyan worldview, that’s fairness.


50 posted on 06/25/2013 11:53:58 AM PDT by SC_Pete
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