US coal mines suddenly close, workers left in limbo, paychecks bounce but helping would be socialism, right ?
- ZirpLv 75 months ago
Maybe according to some americans.
In ACTUAL socialism, miners have higher wages than doctors - and everybody would have a job
- 5 months ago
Trump will bring back all the old technology so we are once again, reliant on coal... so that way, his fans will be happy with none of that technological advancement voodoo coming from liberals
- Larry CLv 75 months ago
Those mines closed because the ignorant have not wanted to use 1860 technology to make coal usable. Further such a product could be converted from $ 60.00/ton coal to $360.00 ( 6 barrels ) of oil by using 1929 technology partially funded by the U. S. government. Of course recover of the rare earths, and Gallium ( at $ 1700./ounce ) might be a nice side benefit as well.
- JohnLv 55 months ago
I would have to disagree with your scenario. The coal industry has been in decline for decades. There is nothing sudden about it.
Unhappily, coal is simply an antiquated energy form. Telling coal miners they will be going back to work is like saying the buggy whip industry is going to make a giant comeback.
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- Jim2Lv 75 months ago
Lol. THAT would probably be OK. Trump, legitimate emperor of earth, who can do no wrong, hath decreed that coal mining should be supported. Let no man argue with this decree.
If he had not decreed that, and if Obama had tried to help unemployed coal miners, then it would be some kind of evil socialism. Maybe 'Cultural Marxism'? Communism? Take your pick.
- Anonymous5 months ago
No worries, Trump said he would fix that when he got elected
- Uncle PennybagsLv 75 months ago
Well, socialism is basically nationalizing an industry or company, or regulating it to the point where the gov't is basically controlling it.
I don't see how unemployment benefits would fit in that description.
ObamaCare would. Universal Healthcare would. But not unemployment benefits, which by the way are handled and issued by the states.
- Bubba RayLv 65 months ago
Trump sold coal miners a sack of ****.
- Moon shotLv 45 months ago
Liberals want government to decide winners and losers
- 5 months ago
Trump rallied around bringing coal back just to get their votes. Sad!