Bragging about killing jobs isn’t a great strategy.
Hillary Clinton is apparently planning to continue President Obama’s war on coal if elected. She said as much at a CNN town hall event on Sunday night.
The Daily Wire reports:
Hillary Pledges To Put Coal Miners Out Of Business
Promising to kill the coal industry and its jobs via regulation and taxation if elected President, Hillary Clinton called for economic revitalization via the creation of an industry for “clean renewable energy” as a substitute. Speaking at the CNN-hosted Democratic town hall event in Columbus, Ohio, Clinton sanctioned the narrative of anthropogenic global warming in calling for the cessation of consumption of fossil fuels.
“I’m the only candidate which has a policy about to bring economic opportunity using clean renewable energy as the key into coal country, because we’re gonna put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business,” promised Clinton.
Seemingly noticing the gaffe, Clinton’s cadence changed as she asked, “Right, Tim?”
Without providing details as to how she intends to do so, Clinton committed to replacing jobs continually being lost via the Obama Administration’s deliberate moves to shut down the coal industry.
“Now we’ve gotta move away from coal, and all the other fossil fuels,” continued Clinton…
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Obama’s presidency has been devastating for people who work in the coal industry and he hasn’t let up. Just two months ago, he took another drastic step.
The Atlantic reported:
Obama’s Big New Move on Coal
In his second term, President Obama has taken increasingly forceful steps to fight climate change. He’s forged emissions-limiting deals with China and pushed for the first international climate accord. Most importantly, last year his administration initiated the Clean Power Plan: a new set of EPA regulations meant to slowly phase out the nation’s array of coal-burning power plants and reduce its carbon emissions overall.
Those rules were meant to constrain the demand for coal, limiting how much of what’s mined ever actually enters the atmosphere. But many economists have long maintained that if the U.S. truly wanted to mitigate climate change, it would have to target the supply of coal—how much of the fossil fuel is mined—as well. That’s why activists opposed the Keystone XL pipeline for so many years, and why green groups have since rallied around the slogan, “keep it in the ground.”
On Friday, the Obama administration announced its most significant measure yet to do just that. The Department of the Interior said that it would not grant any new leases to mine coal from public land until it reviewed the federal coal program.
Once again, Obama’s progressive agenda trumps jobs and Hillary has made it clear that she’ll be no better.
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