Sunday, October 7, 2012

Romney Attacks Obama over Coal Employment When Jobs are at 15 Year High

Mitt Romney sold himself as the BFF of coal Friday afternoon in order to appeal to Appalachian voters in Abingdon, Virginia, as well as talking down job numbers under Obama. But Mitt Romney is no BFF to coal and jobs in coal are at a 15 year high, while national unemployment hit the lowest level since 2009 today.

Not only did Romney use unpaid coal workers who lost pay due to his rally in a campaign ad, but as Governor, Romney said a Massachusetts coal-fired plant "kills people" and touted his power plant regulations there as the "toughest in the nation." He also denied a coal plant an extension to comply with regulations.

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