Labor's economic suicide
This letter is to all the unionized private-sector workers who continue to support Democrats at every level, despite the fact that those Democrats, led by President Obama, are doing everything in their power to destroy union jobs in our basic industries at every opportunity.
Obama's war on coal already has cost about 50,000 union jobs, and his refusal to approve the Keystone XL pipeline is preventing the creation of about 20,000 construction jobs, at least 30,000 union jobs in the steel and heavy equipment industries and at least 10,000 additional jobs in the refining industry that would flourish.
Obama's war on coal has escalated to the point that the Democrats' proposed new regulations, issued by the Environmental Protection Agency, will destroy most of what is left of the coal and coal-fired electric generation industries.
For what? The Dems say these measures are necessary to stop climate change, which has been going on for the entire 4.5 billion years of the existence of the planet with absolutely no human input.
And Obama's new regulations will do nothing to stop the use of coal because India, China, Russia and all other countries will burn more coal for power because it's cheap and they are not stupid.
Why do you union people continue to commit economic suicide?
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.