Another rightwing lie. Keep’em coming, boys — “stupid,” “gullible” and “paranoid” are important electoral blocs
What Obama said was that the use of coal for generating energy was bad for the environment. However, he didn’t say he intended to have us quit mining the stuff — quite the oppositve.
""This notion of no coal, I think, is an illusion, because the fact of the matter is that right now, we are getting a lot of our energy from coal, and China is building a coal-fired plant once a week. So what we have to do then is we have to figure out how can we use coal without emitting greenhouse gases and carbon. And how can we sequester that carbon and capture it? If we can’t, then we’re going to still be working on alternatives."
However, the industry itself is damaging miners with unsafe working conditions — so I guess the question is whether you’d rather be laid off or dead, and that’s like asking whether you’d rather be unemployed and forced to collect food stamps or working at WalMart and forced to collect food stamps.
The 1 percent likes the slave labor, and Payne likes to kiss the butts of the 1 percent, so there ya go, pal.