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Apr 06 2012

Union Wakes Up to High Price of Hopey Change

Some union leaders are waking up to the fact that, like everyone else except lawyers and bureaucrats, unions don’t fare well under Obamunism. Cecil Roberts helped usher in Hope & Change in 2008. This is what he has to say about it now:

The coal industry will suffer the same fate as Osama bin Laden under new climate regulations proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency, the head of the United Mine Workers of America said this week.

“The Navy SEALs shot Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan and Lisa Jackson shot us in Washington,” Cecil Roberts, president of the powerful union, said during an interview Tuesday on the West Virginia radio show MetroNews Talkline.

Roberts blasted Jackson, the EPA administrator, over the proposed regulations, which would limit greenhouse gas emissions from new power plants. Opponents of the regulations, including Roberts, say the new rules would be the death knell of the coal industry.

New coal-fired power plants would have to install technology to capture [utterly harmless] carbon dioxide emissions in order to comply with the rules. The technology, known as carbon capture and storage (CCS), “is not commercially available,” Roberts said.

“This rule is an all-out, in my opinion, decision by the EPA that we’re never going to have another coal-fired facility in the United States that’s constructed,” Roberts said.

Yes, that’s what Obama explicitly promised before the election:

“So if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can; it’s just that it will bankrupt them because they’re going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that’s being emitted.”

It was such a crazy thing to say that no one listened. Appallingly, half the population isn’t listening even now.

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Obama surveys his effect on the energy sector.

On a tip from J.

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  • dan

    I’m beginning to feel like maybe half of the Americans
    (ie: the half that voted for this moron) should die
    as is intended in Agenda 21…and that half of the rest of the world would stop at least some of the insane fighting and bickering.

  • big-pete

    The coal industry will suffer the same fate as Osama bin Laden under new climate regulations…Lisa Jackson shot us in Washington…the new rules would be the death knell of the coal industry…At the end of Wednesday’s interview Roberts was still praising Obama.

    Hey Cecil, who does Lisa Jackson work for again? I forget.

  • Bill T
  • SolidFPlus

    If find all this harsh, unseemly criticism just a little bit waycis, don’t you?

  • whotothewhat

    So Cecil Roberts did not see the memo outlining that electing a left wing @%#hole to the White House means you get left wing @%#hole’s at the EPA and other government agencies, that have left wing @%#hole agendas to force on everyone, prior to Obama’s election, or did he just delete it before he read it. What a @%#hole… Do us all a big fat favor next election Vote Republican or just don’t vote.

  • Ghost of FA Hayek

    Yea, but remember they can now sit on their butts, collect unemployment, and stimulate the economy

  • Comrade Terry

    I’ve no sympathy. None.

    Suffer along with the rest of us.

  • Sam Adams

    Now aren’t you proud of all those union dollars that you gave to the Dear Leader, even after he told you that he intended to bankrupt the coal-fired power plant industry?

    Ready to tell your union members that it is time to vote from someone besides a democrat?

  • Bob Roberts

    Bob Roberts says: April 4, 2012 at 10:44 pm
    Now the EPA is under attack from… get this… THE UNIONS?

  • wingmann

    Did you really think the croc wouldn’t eat you mr.roberts?

  • Dr. 9

    There’s nothing more entertaining for me than seeing a liberal Obamunist forced to face reality. To Leftists, facts and reality are like sunlight to a vampire. I wonder if things would be a bit better if Obummer tried hiring a few White people for these agencies. Not gonna happin? No, i didn’t think so.

  • Sam Adams

    Getting away from any fuel containing carbon is simply a religeous tenant to these green leftists. They believe the entire global warming story, and they will continue to act upon it, facts be damned.

    They are a cult. They can’t be reached with simple logic and reason.

  • grayjohn

    If Unions knew history they’d know that when a tyrant takes power the first people to get bullet in the head are the people that put him there. Idiots. Reap what you’ve sewn and quit whining like a little bitch.

  • joeh

    Enjoy the internet now, folks, cause when they shut down all those coal plants, there won’t be enough electricity for the computers, much less to heat your homes. Another 4 years of Baraka and New Zealand is gonna take on a whole new inviting look.

  • Ludwig Van Beethoven

    I don’t think any administration has done more to eliminate good paying blue collar jobs then the Buffoon Obama. First it was the permits for the drilling in the gulf, then his FCC and DOJ blocked the AT&T T-mobile merger, then the idiots blocked the keystone pipeline, and now the EPA is over-reaching on coal since they can’t get cap-and-tax through the legislative process.

    What a left-wing kooky moron.

  • RS

    What a pity the rubes have to find out this man’s intent so late.

    Buy a generator, it’s what they do in the third world since they don’t have reliable power.

  • http://aconservativeteacher.blogspot.com A Conservative Teacher

    I’m a union guy… I wrote a post similar to this about how unions should be supporting the GOP…
    http://aconservativeteacher.blogspot.com/2010/03/nea-should-support-republicans-gop-is.html

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