Living in Biloxi MS, have been here since '85 (first Hurricane was Elena).
By: hcubed , 2:06 AM GMT on November 10, 2012
"...NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- A coal company headed by a prominent Mitt Romney donor has laid off more than 160 workers in response to President Obama's election victory.
Murray Energy said Friday that it had been "forced" to make the layoffs in response to the bleak prospects for the coal industry during Obama's second term. In a prayer circulated by the company, CEO Robert Murray said Americans had voted "in favor of redistribution, national weakness and reduced standard of living and lower and lower levels of personal freedom."
"The American people have made their choice. They have decided that America must change its course, away from the principals [sic] of our Founders," Murray said in the prayer, which was delivered in a meeting with staff members earlier this week.
"Lord, please forgive me and anyone with me in Murray Energy Corporation for the decisions that we are now forced to make to preserve the very existence of any of the enterprises that you have helped us build."
Murray cited pending regulations from the Environmental Protection Agency and the possibility of a carbon tax as factors that could lead to the "total destruction of the coal industry by as early as 2030." One hundred and two layoffs are planned for Murray operations in Utah, with 54 from Illinois and seven from West Virginia..."
So, less coal miners, less coal being dug up, and fewer "coal trains of death".
CAGW has a win - 160 workers have a loss.
But hey, since they were fired, they get 93 weeks of extended federal unemployment benefits (Qualified claimants who were unemployed during certain periods in 2008 and 2009 can receive up to 99 weeks of federal-state unemployment benefits. After March 23, 2009, claimants are only eligible to receive up to 93 weeks of benefits).
That will keep them going until just before the mid-term elections. Great timing, eh?
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