Morning Coffee Break – War on Coal, Mrs. Soptic, Immigration on Welfare – Wednesday, August 8
Will the Obama Administration’s “war on coal” have unintended consequences? Ask the coal miners and their families, as well as the people whose jobs rely on the coal industry, come this November.
- Three coal companies have closed or laid off workers in July, blaming excessive EPA regulations costing the industry hundreds of millions, if not billions of dollars. Highly skilled miners and operators of coal fired generation plants will be joining the unemployment line, while millions of us who get our electricity from coal-fired plants are going to pay the price in higher electricity costs And what happens if these plants shut down?
- First Harry Reid’s rant about Mitt Romney being a tax cheat for 10 years, and now Democratic SuperPac Priorities USA’s advertisement accusing Romney for the death of Mrs. Soptic. When even CNN says the ad is “not correct”, you know the Dems are running scared and have hit rock bottom. I am David Axelrod, and I approve this message (because no Democrat or Democratic organization does anything affecting the President’s re-election that Axelrod doesn’t know about)
- (h/t) PowerLine. We have $6 trillion in debt, but our taxpayer funded welfare payments to illegal aliens has quadrupled in five years. August 6, four senators sent a letterto Janet Napolitano and Hilary Clinton asking why self-supporting requirements for visas into the United States have been removed from consular documents. “It has long been a sound principle of immigration law that those who seek citizenship in this country ought to be financially self-sufficient. We were thus shocked to discover that both the State Department and DHS exclude reliance on almost all governmental welfare programs when evaluating whether an alien is likely to become a public charge.”